Unsurprisingly, there was plenty to talk about during Michigan’s Rose Bowl victory over Alabama in the College Football Playoff. Here are some of the best reactions from social media to the game and Michigan’s performance.
After struggling on its opening drive, the offense gets going for a 75-yard drive, capped by a Blake Corum receiving touchdown.
Michigan’s pass rush is absolutely taking over in the second quarter, getting after Jalen Milroe to complicate things for Alabama’s offense.
Jalen Milroe was sacked four times in the first 18 minutes of this game.— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) January 1, 2024
Alabama offensive line isn't the strength it usually is, but didn't think we'd see the Michigan D-Line push them around like this.— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) January 1, 2024
Sherrone Moore dips into the bag of tricks and J.J. McCarthy completes a crazy throw to Roman Wilson for a big gain.
A few plays later, Tyler Morris catches a J.J. McCarthy pass and takes it to the house for his first career touchdown.
The Wolverines had the lead at the half, and the pass rush was a big reason why, keeping Alabama’s offense out of sync early.
Michigan has Alabama back where they were at mid-season. Heavy blitzes are overwhelming the OL and Alabama has no intermediate game to replace the blitz. Alabama will either block it and find the deep ball, or they’ll continue to fold.— College Football Nerds (@CFBNerds) January 1, 2024
Despite being in California, the spirit of the Big House travels well, as fans sing “Mr. Brightside” during an otherwise uneventful third quarter.
Mr. Brightside at the Rose Bowl pic.twitter.com/gthZeseSFB— Trevor Woods (@WoodsFootball) January 2, 2024
It hasn’t gone Michigan’s way in the second half, as the offense has looked off-schedule and Alabama’s offense has started to find its groove.
Michigan goes three and out and will punt. Abysmal second half so far for the U-M offense. #GoBlue— Chris Balas (@Balas_Wolverine) January 2, 2024
The precision with Michigan's short passing game just hasn't been there enough today.— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) January 2, 2024