|Amazingly, all that was needed. (Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor News)|
I've got calling cards
But as much as I would like to memory hole the entire second quarter, with Iowa's field position game going strong, starting Michigan drives on their 8, 3, and 9, this was the moment that sealed that this was going to be different:
Cade is not a scrambler by nature, but he saw nothing but open real estate ahead of him and went for it. He dove headfirst to make sure his slide wasn't behind the line to gain. Yes, Michigan would end that sequence with a punt for a touchback, but Cade did enough to flip the field to keep Iowa from playing the field position game for the remainder of the half.
In the end, Michigan will be in the College Football Playoff with a team that's genuinely fun. We hope for the best, but anything that happens from this point is playing with house money. After all, banners hang forever.