Michigan Football: 3 overreactions from Ohio State win

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These are the three most absurd overreactions from Michigan football’s cataclysmic victory over Ohio State in the Big House.

Michigan football exercised its demons by knocking the Buckeyes out of the Big Ten title game and beyond on Saturday.

Both the offensive and defensive lines left their respective marks on the signature win for Jim Harbaugh and company. The scene that followed was pure euphoria that Michigan and their following haven’t experienced in a very long time.

Here are the three overreactions.

1. Aidan Hutchinson should not be a part of the Heisman discussion

This is an overreaction that got debunked in Saturday’s major win. Hutchinson has been a freak that has rarely been stopped this season. He’s not only making the case for a Heisman invite, but he’s also skyrocketing his draft stock for the NFL draft in the spring. He can virtually do no wrong and will be reaping the rewards in the near future.

Since the Western Michigan contest, he has shown up in all the big ones this year. He had two and a half sacks in the primetime win over Washington, pushed Sean Clifford to the brink of submission in the Penn State road win, and disrupted Heisman frontrunner C.J. Stroud’s hopes in the dethroning of the defending Big Ten champions.

After missing most of 2020, he decided to come back with a vengeance in 2021. His goals were well-known and now he and his teammates are right in the midst of them. He’ll go down in Michigan football lore as a senior captain who broke the Ohio State curse and helped put his team within reach of a Big Ten championship and playoff bid.