The Michigan Wolverine football team is going through the motions and going by the book, but Troy’s Troy football program is still the same program it was four years ago.
On Saturday, the Tigers defeated No. 6-ranked Arkansas State 48-23 in the Big Ten Championship Game.
Michigan coach Matt Lubick had no problem with the win, even after a loss to Michigan State in the 2016 season opener.
“I just wanted to put it on the backburner,” Lubick said.
“I’ve got some things I want to do.
We’ve got to go play a Big Ten championship game, and I think that’s where we’re going to get the best chance of making that happen.”
The win over Arkansas State was a great example of what Lubick is all about, as the Tigers put together a dominant performance against an opponent that will be in its first season in the MAC.
The Wolverines are just a few wins away from winning their third straight conference title, but the road to that goal is still quite a ways off.
“We’re going in to the conference championship game at 5-3, so that’s pretty much our goal,” Luback said.
“Right now we’re not doing a lot.
We’re not putting ourselves in a position where we need to make any drastic changes.
It’s a big game and we’ve got a lot to get done.
We need to stay focused and play well.”