Michigan Football: 3 overreactions from Wisconsin win

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These are the three most absurd overreactions from Michigan football’s emphatic triumph over Wisconsin in Madison on Saturday.

Michigan football traveled to Wisconsin for their first road test of the season and came away victorious with a vehement statement made to everyone. The defense was physically authoritative, while the offense showed some different wrinkles to keep the fearless Badgers defense on their heels all day long.

Overreaction 1: Michigan football is all the way back to national prominence.

This is not true just yet, but they sure are making an argument for it not to be. Jim Harbaugh usually doesn’t win these types of games during his tenure in Ann Arbor. He came into the contest an unsightly 0-12 as an underdog. It took him seven long years to finally break through that unwanted streak of losing prominent road battles.

As a result, the Wolverines have now worked their way up the ladder into the top 10 of both polls. They have more than doubled their 2020 win total and Warde Manuel’s extension to Harbaugh is looking smarter and smarter as the week’s pass. His coaching hires have been a success thus far and Harbaugh is beaming like he’s reborn with a new lease on his coaching life.

Harbaugh’s men will get their shot to prove that they are all the way back later in the schedule. Until then they will focus on performing like they have been for about every minute of every quarter, except the second half of the Rutgers victory.

Nebraska could be bothersome, but Michigan football is head and shoulders above Scott Frost’s alma mater.