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Michigan players, media react to Saturday night’s victory at Minnesota

“It’s been a LONG time since Michigan just physically kicked the crap out a decent team like they are tonight.”

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The Michigan Wolverines beat down the Minnesota Golden Gophers by a score of 49-24 on Saturday night to keep the Little Brown Jug and start the 2020 nine-game sprint with a bang.

The performance opened a ton of eyeballs across the country and in the fan base. Michigan players were not surprised, of course. They saw this is your first look at something that they have been seeing behind the scenes for months.

Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman had rave reviews for Josh Gattis and Joe Milton.

Aaron Torres said what we all were thinking. It’s been a long time since a lot of Michigan fans felt this way.

Minnesota certainly could be in for a bit of a comedown year.

Sam Webb of The Michigan Insider puts this one into perspective for for fans searching for negatives and dwelling on them.

This is certainly one way to put it.

More from Jim Harbaugh:

It was not official until recently, but Milton knew that he was the guy.

The young guys for Michigan lived up to the early hype they received in the offseason.

Michigan’s five-star 2021 QB certainly liked what he saw.

Player reactions

One, and one more thing.