The narrative on Michigan has been that we have an elite dense and an offense that is "good" and "improved".
In fact, our scoring offense is now up to 20th overall at 37.2 PPG, which might be better than just "good". Incredible, really, given where we were a year ago.
But, perusing the stats two numbers really jumped out even more to me and are areas where our offense appears to be elite.
Time of Possession: 4th
3rd Down Conversion: 4th
In other words, teams simply can't get us off the field. Then when they do, they get to face Don Brown's havoc with well rested guys.
I would love to hear comments from people smarter than me about football on this. But, it seems like this is the key feature of the Harb-offense that when coupled with this defense makes this team so lethal. Not sexy, but lethal all the same. This team just has the capacity to simply bludgeon and suck the life out of its opponents. I love it. Somewhere Bo is smiling.
If we get through the next 3 games and into the CFP, then we likely face Alabama or Clemson who are obviously good on both sides of the ball. Tough tests for sure, but I really hope this team gets a chance to do it. Those would be interesting games to watch.
That said, I think it would be even more fun if those teams had to travel north and play in some adverse weather. I'd like our chances even more.