Michigan Football: 3 takeaways from a ceremonious Rose Bowl win

On the grandest stage of them all, in overtime, Michigan football slayed the SEC beast that has had a stranglehold on the national scene for almost two decades.

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3. The incomprable fourth quarter drive

Allow me to paint the picture for you, Michigan football was down seven with 4:41 to play and three timeouts left. Blake Corum got the first two snaps on a pair of four-yard runs. On third J.J. McCarthy threw an incomplete pass to Colston Loveland, setting up a do-or-die situation for Michigan's offense.

With 3:19 to go McCarthy zipped it to Blake Corum, who was open for miles and took it 30 yards downfield on fourth and two, but Roman Wilson was called for a block in the back. It was still a Michigan first down. McCarthy then found daylight for 16 and got tossed to the ground, which could have added 15 more.

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McCarthy then somehow completed a tipped pass by an Alabama defender to Roman Wilson that gave Michigan a first and goal. Two plays later McCarthy and Wilson hooked up again and the epic battle was equaled at 20 a piece. Overtime ensued and the Victors eventually conquered the Tide to be champions of the west once again.