Michigan doesn't have the talent, particularly on O, that OSU has....it's just not there. As for the D, that's another story altogether. They have a very good D line and good D-backs with decent linebacking. Don't forget that Hoke recruited well. Talent wasn't the problem, it was coaching and scheme. Last year, the coach responsible for the defensive backs had never played the position nor coached the position.
That's no longer the case. Harbaugh has put together a very good coaching staff and if you have been watching, their play calling on O has been excellent...execution has been average, until yesterday. Harbaugh is a brilliant coach (as is Meyer). If you watch him while the team is warming up he is incredibly active and into everything going on. His success with prior college teams and in the NFL wasn't just luck.
As a Michigan fan, I'd like to think that yesterday was the new standard. I don't believe that. I think the team is a work in progress and will continue to improve, although with some bumps in the road. I predicted 8-4 before the season began and I won't change that until Michigan is past Northwestern and MSU.
As for November 28, it's a rivalry game. On paper you win. But remember two years ago...you dodged a bullet and last year, before Drake Johnson tore his ACL in the third quarter, the game was even.
The future looks like it could be a lot of fun.