What really gets me is how they seem to gameplan for The Game. It's like UM thinks they are as talented, so they just need to "do what we do" in order to succeed. Whereas other Big Ten try nothing more than attacking weaknesses. PSU went full QB run in the second half, even after Clifford was good to go. Wisconsin ran Coan the second time around, and added a million pre-snap motions. Those were all things every OSU fan knew were "weaknesses". But Michigan hasn't seemed to care about those at all. Hell in 2018, when we had the worst defense in OSU history, mainly in stopping quick routes, UM didn't even try them until the 2nd half. And guess what, they started scoring points.
Jim Harbaugh is looking exactly like Les Miles. Les tried to beat Bama by playing "LSU football", and never game planning around Alabama.
Plain and simple. If you know you don't have the talent, then you absolutely have to out scheme a team, and pick on their weaknesses (Just like Iowa and Purdue did).