Michigan Football: 3 takeaways from lopsided Big Ten title win

Syndication: Detroit Free Press
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1. Michigan left their sharpest performance for championship fashion

Michigan football thoroughly pasted Iowa in all three phases of the game on Saturday night. The offense was humming with score after score, while the defense was unbreakable and the special teams did everything right including blocking a punt to set up a touchdown.

That’s what all teams strive for in every contest and Michigan pulled it off when it mattered the most.

Jim Harbaugh and his coaching staff executed flawlessly and avoided the dreaded Ohio State letdown.

The Wolverines didn’t let Iowa get comfortable at all and kept the foot down to give them no chance whatsoever. It will go down in history as one of the most dominating performances since the inception of the Big Ten football championship game.

Michigan football made a pretty convincing case that it should be the number one team in the country, but that didn’t turn out that way.

Now they will roll their sleeves up and prepare for Georgia in the Orange Bowl on New Year’s eve. It will attempt to replicate its finest showing in its fiercest test to date in the playoff.