The No. 2 Michigan Wolverines have won the Big Ten championship and seemingly punched their ticket to the College Football Playoff. Michigan dominated the No. 13 Iowa Hawkeyes, winning 42-3. The offense accumulated 461 total yards, the defense forced a turnover -- even the special-teams group got involved, blocking a punt in the fourth quarter.
Michigan, in winning its first conference title since 2004, now waits to see where it will rank when the newest College Football Playoff rankings are released Sunday (noon ET, ESPN). Now that the win is official, their chances have now risen to 98.1%, making them a virtual lock for the playoff.
Here are some of the best moments and plays from the Big Ten title game:
Wolverines supporters across the web congratulated Michigan on its commanding Big Ten championship game victory.
Go Blue Baby! pic.twitter.com/gA4Mbk3kWi— Juwan Howard (@JuwanHoward) December 5, 2021
HAILLLLLL! TO THE VICTORS VALIANT!!!— JP (@JabrillPeppers) December 5, 2021
when Michigan is good college football is so much better!— Maurice Hurst Jr (@mohurstjr) December 5, 2021
Mich vs UGA 🤔🤔🤔 this will be very interesting— ROBERT MATHIS QBH8r (@RobertMathis98) December 5, 2021
BIG TEN CHAMPS!!!! LETS GOOOO!!! GO BLUE!!!— Denard Robinson (@DenardX) December 5, 2021
We hot right now!! #GoBlue— Brandon Marshall (@BMarshh) December 5, 2021
A great day to be a Michigan Wolverine https://t.co/fnawQj0X1b— Michigan Hockey (@umichhockey) December 5, 2021
Everything is "All"-right for Michigan
Erick All needed only one hand to haul in Cade McNamara's first touchdown pass of the game.
Michigan's offensive duo struck for the second time as another short touchdown for Hassan Haskins was set up by a sure-handed Luke Schoonmaker catch.
Michigan cashes in
The Wolverines opened the second half with a 10-play, 82-yard drive that was aided by Schoonmaker's impressive grab and capped off with Hassan Haskins' walk into the end zone on the following play. Haskins tied the program's season-single rushing touchdown record with the 4-yard score.
Hutchinson makes history
Setting the tone
It was only the first quarter, but the Wolverines weren't short on splash plays. Roman Wilson's 75-yard touchdown was the result of a little trickery from Jim Harbaugh & Co.
Wolverines strike first -- and fast
After the Hawkeyes missed a field goal on the game's opening drive, Blake Corum didn't waste any time finding the end zone as the Wolverines drove down the field in just four plays.
No time like showtime
Both squads arrived at Lucas Oil Stadium in style, but the Wolverines had a particularly fashionable fan cheering them on via Twitter.