Michigan Football: 3 takeaways from lopsided Big Ten title win

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For the first time in 17 long years, Michigan football is unequivocally the best team in the Big Ten conference.

The Hawkeyes got off to the start they needed, but they couldn’t capitalize on their opening drive and that set the tone for how the rest of the night would go in Indianapolis.

Iowa got Michigan football to go three and out on their initial drive and then went down the field only to miss a field goal that would have given them a brief lead out directly of the gates.

It didn’t take long for Michigan to find the endzone though. Blake Corum to it the distance on a 67-yard scamper to open the scoring.

On the next series, Josh Gattis dialed up a play that he had been waiting to unleash for quite some time when Donovan Edwards threw a pass behind the line of scrimmage that landed right in Roman Wilson’s arms for 75 yards to set Lucas Oil stadium into a frenzy.

After the intermission, Michigan football took the opening drive to the crib for six. The onslaught was just beginning from that moment on.

Michigan only punted once in the second half because they scored on every drive to completely annihilate the Hawkeyes. Hassan Haskins found the endzone twice to set the record for most touchdowns in a season for a Michigan running back at 20.

When the dust settled Michigan clobbered Iowa 42-3 to capture its 43rd Big Ten championship and first since 2004.

The Wolverines put an exclamation point on a remarkable, magical season that no one wanted to end. It caps a run that Michigan fans will never forget and hope that it continues for two more wins and a rare national championship.