Georgia came into Saturday’s College Football Playoff game against Michigan as a prohibitive favorite.
Despite that, the general public seemed to believe that the Wolverines possessed the skills necessary to pull off an upset.
One quarter into the match-up, it became very evident that the confidence had been misplaced.
The Bulldogs jumped out to a 14-0 lead early and never looked back. When it was all said and done, they punched their ticket to the championship game with a resounding 34-11 victory.
Because of how badly Michigan got destroyed this weekend, many fans couldn’t help but reflect on the overly-confident t-shirts their offensive line opted to wear during pre-game warm-ups.
Ok.. like The shirt the Michigan OL are wearing…. “Run the Damn Ball”….. pic.twitter.com/HZmg5lc1rQ
— Zach Klein (@ZachKleinWSB) December 31, 2021
Suffice to say, the Wolverines did not run the damn ball. In fact, they couldn’t protect it at all. For the day they gave up four sacks, committed three turnovers, and went 1-for-3 in the red zone. In the first half Michigan amassed just one play longer than 20 yards.
After the fact, fans on social media were merciless.
Lmao this offensive line showed up in run the damn ball shirts and get blown up when they are pulling pic.twitter.com/SVdxvmVcuR
— Jack McGuire (@JackMacCFB) January 1, 2022
Is this worse then @ArianFoster and the Texans wearing letterman jackets and getting beat by 40
— Meco Texas (@RichCulinan214) January 1, 2022
Damn! That is how you play the run. Beautiful
— SCTrojan58 (@HBTrojan58) January 1, 2022
All in all, irrespective of the rough showing on Saturday, Michigan had a solid 2021 campaign.
Despite getting robbed by officials on countless occasions this season, the Wolverines persevered and made it further than folks expected them to. And off the field, when head coach Jim Harbaugh was confronted with an ‘Urban Meyer Situation,’ he handled it far better than his old rival.
That’s certainly one way to dress to a Miami Heat game. https://t.co/hc5B0pztRq
— Game 7 (@game7__) December 29, 2021
That being said, in a college football season that saw crazy stuff like weird-stripper money scandals, an SEC reporter being criticized for her overly “revealing” wardrobe and obvious bullying of team staff – this weekend’s showings undeniably came up a bit short in the excitement department.