Michigan Football: 5 things we learned in win against Penn State

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Syndication: Detroit Free Press
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Hutchinson should be in Heisman convo, Ojabo is a top-10 pick

This year’s Heisman trophy race is wide open and maybe it’s time for a defensive player to get into the mix?

Michigan football has had a defensive player win the award before in Charles Woodson, the only defensive player to do it, although he played offense and special teams too.

Hutchinson notched three sacks against Penn State on Saturday and has 10 for the season. However, his impact has been much bigger than that and he also has two forced fumbles and is an elite run defender.

While it’s highly unlikely that Hutchinson will get serious Heisman consideration, there’s no doubt he’s among the best players in college football. In fact, I think you’d be hard pressed to find a single player that’s been better.

Sure, there are some on his level. But no one has been more dominant this season.

One guy who’s getting close is David Ojabo. He’s got 10.5 sacks now, as well as five forced fumbles, which is tied for first in all of college football. And we all know he has six or should if Big Ten refs didn’t rob Michigan football in East Lasnsing.

At any rate, Ojabo looked better than ever in Happy Valley. And despite the fact that we all want him to stay, he’s going in the top 10 of the NFL draft and you can’t blame him at all if he leaves.

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Hutchinson and Ojabo are the best pass-rush tandem in college football and maybe the biggest reason why the Wolverines are still in title contention.