Michigan Football: 5 things we learned from clutch win at Nebraska

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Michigan football gutted out a win at Nebraska on Saturday night and here are five things we learned about the Wolverines. 

It wasn’t necessarily a work of art for Michigan football Saturday night against Nebraska, especially in the second half, but it was a win and the Wolverines are 6-0.

After not trailing all season and not turning the ball over in a meaningful spot, Michigan football faced some adversity in Lincoln and rallied to remain unbeaten.

Twice in the fourth quarter, Michigan got the ball trailing by three points, in its own territory and twice the Wolverines responded with points.

Brad Hawkins forced fumble and recovery helped wrap up the win as kicker Jake Moody drilled two clutch kicks in the last few minutes to give Michigan football a 32-29 win.

It was exhilarating for Michigan and gut-wrenching for Nebraska and here’s what we learned.

This Michigan football team is different

It’s been said before but it deserves to be said again: this Michigan team is different than some in the past few years which would have come up short Saturday night.

Cade McNamara didn’t go into a shell after throwing his first-career interception. He made some stellar throws and while there were some misses, he had some hits too. The running game had over 200 and Michigan’s offense delivered when the defense faltered.

Yet, despite all the defensive issues, Mike Macdonald’s unit closed the game with a forced fumble and a turnover on downs.

Not every win can be pretty and Saturday in Lincoln, the Wolverines won with grit, something championship teams know how to do.