Kirk Herbstreit witnessed it live. The pummeling that Wisconsin handed Michigan in Ann Arbor on Saturday night left the ESPN analyst impressed, and speechless, all at the same time.

The Badgers had no issue with the Wolverines this weekend, despite being off for two weeks due to COVID-19 related concerns. Wisconsin cruised to a 49-11 win, thoroughly embarrassing Michigan in every regard from start to finish.

Wisconsin essentially sealed the deal early, intercepting the first two passes that Joe Milton threw in the game. The Badgers jumped out to a 28-0 lead at halftime, and Michigan’s only points came in the second half.

Herbstreit was stunned.

“Man, I don’t know what to say. [Michigan] struggled again tonight – now 1-3,” Herbstreit wrote on Twitter. “Just in shock watching them lose 49-11 at home.”

On the other side of the field, however, was where Herbie was impressed. Wisconsin looked like it was in midseason form, despite the two-week absence from competition. The Badgers looked like a true contender.

“Meanwhile, how damn consistent is the [Wisconsin] brand?” Herbstreit wrote. “Coming off a 2 week layoff looked efficient and hungry. Badgers are a well coached/talented team!”

Next week, Michigan will see if it can bounce back against a much-improved Rutgers team. Wisconsin, on the other hand, has a huge challenge, taking on a 4-0 Northwestern team that looks nothing like it did in 2019.