Michigan Football: 3 overreactions from the OSU win

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Michigan wide receiver Roman Wilson makes a catch against Ohio State safety Malik Hartford and cornerback Denzel Burke during the first half at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023. /

2. Ohio State kept it closer than the last two undisputed blowouts

At least the Buckeyes defense was better than they have been in the past two losses. They didn’t let Michigan football have big, chunk plays or give up over 40, but didn’t create any turnovers either. They did give their offense a chance with a minute remaining, but Kyle McCord, who is taking the brunt of the blame, could not finish this time.

In the third quarter, they showed that they could out-physical Michigan’s defense with that eight-play drive that included all those runs and tied it at 17 a piece. That means nothing now which makes this an overreaction, but maybe they wanted to prove something to themselves and the audience watching.

This game means everything to them, but it means more to Michigan football now because of the last 20 years or so. They have no one to blame but themselves and have awoken a sleeping giant.

Now it’s Michigan’s time to gloat and it’s the Buckeyes turn to wallow in their on self-pity as they try to comprehend what has gone wrong until 2024.