There was no shortage of frustration this game, but ultimately the Michigan Wolverines got the win and with it returned Paul Bunyan back to Ann Arbor.
Here are the most noteworthy social media reactions from the game:
They’re not just beating a dead horse, they’re beating the ghost of a dead horse now:
casually mentioning in the first quarter that Michigan and Michigan State both playing without their regular long snappers feels like the moment at the beginning of a zombie movie when the news is on in the background reporting on a trend of unexplained deaths— Matt Hinton (@MattRHinton) October 29, 2022
how many goddamn times are they gonna show it— ace (meeting at midfield) (@AceAnbender) October 30, 2022
A video review away from becoming the latest in a long line of ref controversies in this game:
Michigan-Michigan State refs be like pic.twitter.com/DiyL2e4a2W— Trevor Woods (@WoodsFootball) October 30, 2022
They’re saying Schoon-urns! Schoon-urns!
They're not booing him, they're Schoo-ing him.— John U. Bacon (@Johnubacon) October 30, 2022
Or Schoon-ing him. Or some such.
Can’t imagine a more beautiful thing than two Michigan teams scoring at the same time:
Two events that happened at the same time:— Alejandro Zúñiga (@ByAZuniga) October 30, 2022
- Blake Corum scored a TD to give Michigan football a lead on Michigan State.
- Luke Hughes scored an OT goal to give Michigan hockey a win at Western Michigan.
A familiar struggle popped up near the end of the half:
Hell is just an endless loop of highlights of Michigan playing in 3rd and long situations.— Scott Bell (@sbell021) October 30, 2022
At least in the deep game, it feels like the pass offense’s window is closing:
I don't think Michigan has the most talented WR group in the country...but they are more than serviceable.— JJ McCorner (@WolverineCorner) October 30, 2022
After watching a lot of Ohio State and Tennessee and Bama and some other teams, I just think schematically, Michigan's pass offense isn't good.
The biggest frustration tonight? Red zone scoring:
I’m not a coach, but I would prefer less red zone creativity and more red zone Blake Corum boot up ya ass.— Bryan Mac (@Bry_Mac) October 30, 2022
it’s just infuriating that we drive all the way down the field and then magically forget how to get into the endzone— Barstool Blue (@BarstoolUofM) October 30, 2022
Put all the game balls in Jake Moody’s locker after this one:
Jake Moody nails it from the Busch's parking lot for his FIFTH FG tonight. He is outscoring Michigan's offense 15-7.— Brandon Justice (@BrandonJustice_) October 30, 2022
[INSERT OBVIOUS REFERENCE HERE]— Anthony Broome (@anthonytbroome) October 30, 2022
Sean McDonough was *ready* to say it lmfao— Jacob Shames (@Jacob_Shames) October 30, 2022
Donovan Peoples-Jones started a tradition:
Aged like milk:
Mel Tucker said “Michigan can’t cover our wideouts” at halftime.— Brandon Justice (@BrandonJustice_) October 30, 2022
Keon Coleman & Jayden Reed in the 2nd half: 4 targets, 1 catch, -1 yard
Brad Robbins made a special guest appearance:
Who is that guy on Michigan named Robbins? Is he the ice cream guy?— Alejandro Zúñiga (@ByAZuniga) October 30, 2022
Brad Robbins punting for the first time since 'nam— Josh Henschke (@JoshHenschke) October 30, 2022
The set is completed at long last:
Michigan football has won its most recent game against EVERY TEAM in the Big Ten.— Alejandro Zúñiga (@ByAZuniga) October 30, 2022
Welcome home Paul!