I don't say this too often, but props, BTN. This time-lapse shot already looked great; then the director slowed it down for Jehu Chesson's kickoff return touchdown and the ensuing reaction. I could watch this all day.
Then again, Jim Harbaugh and his poor hat lurk after the jump, so...
As always, click the links/stills to open each GIF in a lightbox, and don't forget to vote for your favorite at the end of the post.
As promised, Jabrill Peppers Fair Catch Supercut.
Jabrill Peppers murders speed option.
Jake Rudock to Jake Butt.
Rudock to AJ Williams.
Rudock's touchdown keeper.
Rudock jukes a guy. (Also: that is targeting.)
Mo Hurst crushes Thorson on the Lewis INT.
Nice cut, Karan Higdon.
De'Veon Smith double-catch.
Thorson's pass returned to sender.
Willie Henry stunt, sack.
Blake O'Neill reacts to a touchback.
Strong TFL/celebration from Joe Bolden.
10. Touch The Banner
Double-pump windmill for Jabrill Peppers, obviously.
9. Take A Seat, Both Of You
Ryan Glasgow: stronk.
8. MGoTubes Love Fullback Dives
Incidentally, I had the same look on my face.
7. The Rollercoaster
100% on board with this becoming a new tradition. With a full student section it looks great.
6. AJ Breaks It Down
AJ Williams, already having a career day before kickoff.
5. One-Way Ticket On The De'Veon Express
The broadcast view reveals Smith dragged Nick VanHoose a good ten yards before dispatching him on the turf.
Meanwhile, Chesson flatted Godwin Igwebuike for good measure.
4. Game Over
What a gorgeous setup. Also, watch Jabrill Peppers get a key block and then nearly catch Chesson at the goal line. Michigan's returners are rather athletic. Replay view:
3. Big House Time-Lapse
Perhaps my favorite part: seeing the entire Michigan sideline head for the end zone as Chesson streaks down the sideline.
2. Jourdan Lewis Wizard Pick
I'm still not entirely sure how he did this. This Northwestern coach is equally befuddled:
He'll always have that fleeting second of joy.
FRAMES OF THE GAME: A HOLD, A HARBAUGH, A HAT
The officials just missed an obvious holding call on third-and-forever; it didn't matter at all because Northwestern had to throw the ball away anyway. Michigan led 31-0 and would get the ball back on a punt.
None of this context mattered to Jim Harbaugh, who was curious to know what, exactly, this official was watching.
BTN came through with the clutch slow-mo replay:
I love this man.