Michigan Football: 3 overreactions from Big Ten championship win

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These are three of the most absurd overreactions from Michigan football’s Big Ten championship victory over Iowa in Indianapolis.

The Wolverines completely obliterated the Hawkeyes to take home its elusive Big Ten crown in 17 strenuous years. It was a bitter-sweet night that the Michigan football faithful will never forget for as long as they live. The team controlled every facet of the game and never once showed any side effects from their monstrous win over Ohio State last weekend.

1. This win trumps last week’s conquering of Ohio State

This is a very special win that will never be forgotten, but it is still a slight overreaction. Beating the Buckeyes, especially after 10 years of pain in “the game”, is as satisfying as it gets for Michigan. People will remember where they were and recall this win on that snowy day in November for a very lengthy amount of time.

Winning the Big Ten is just icing on the cake after dethroning the Buckeyes from their mighty perch. The results are already rolling in with recruits committing, all of the national awards that they are taking home and the coup de gras is the trip to the Orange Bowl for a shot at winning the whole thing in Indy once again.

If you ask any Michigan football fan whether they would rather beat Ohio State or win the Big Ten, nine out of 10 would probably say that beating the Buckeyes is goal number one for every season.

Upending your rival and everything that comes along with it makes or breaks how the next year of the rivalry ultimately develops.