I'm A Believer
I'm still trying not to get too excited. Too much heartbreak involved. But it sure looks like the Michigan Wolverines are for real. They finally had a true test in the Wisconsin game and, despite problems, had what it took.
So maybe he made a difference. Or was it a fluke? This season would tell.
So far, the team has played five game (in Ann Arbor--they really need to get out on the road) and the first four were slaughters. There was some trouble when Colorado jumped out to a big lead, but Michigan just ground them down and won handily. But the fifth game against Wisconsin really showed something. Whether or not the Badgers deserved to be top ten, they're definitely a real team.
Meanwhile, Wisconsin scored a touchdown in the third quarter and now the game was tied. It seemed whoever got lucky and scored next would win. Michigan finally got its second touchdown halfway through the fourth quarter, and thanks to some interceptions, Wisconsin never had a chance to get back. 14-7. Still, when a game is that close near the end, the winner is almost a coin flip.
But for all the trouble Michigan had, they knew how to play, they kept at it and won. The official season ends in late November against Ohio State. Till then, it's one week at a time. But it's not outrageous to think the OSU game will be between two top-ranked, unbeaten teams. The Buckeyes look pretty good, but there'll be plenty of time to worry about that later. For now, at least Wolverines fans can dream.