The latest episode of the “Big House Bleachers” podcast, co-hosted by Michael Smeltzer and Matt Hartwell, offers an in-depth analysis of the University of Michigan’s thrilling Rose Bowl victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide. The episode kicks off with a review of Michigan’s overtime win, which ended with a score of 27-20. Key highlights include the hosts discussing the impressive performance of Michigan’s defense, which limited Alabama’s quarterback Jalen Milroe to just 116 passing yards and no touchdowns, and notched six sacks.
Matt and Mike delve into the historical significance of this win, debating its place among Michigan’s greatest victories. They also distribute Player of the Game awards and recall specific plays that left them exclaiming, “Sheesh!” The discussion also touches on certain aspects of Michigan’s play-calling and player rotation, analyzing the strategies and decisions made during the game.
The episode then shifts to the main topic: the National Championship game where Michigan will face the Washington Huskies in Houston. Here, Matt and Mike focus on the positional matchups and highlight three key Washington players to watch in the upcoming game. They provide their insights and predictions, setting the stage for what promises to be an exciting championship showdown.