Joel Klatt knows what most fans around college football understand. Flash and finesse aren’t two words that describe Michigan Football. Tough and tenacious are likely better adjectives when talking about Jim Harbaugh’s program.

That’s how the No. 2 Wolverines are going to have to play if they expect to defeat No. 3 TCU in the Fiesta Bowl on Saturday afternoon. According to Klatt, it’s about wearing down the Horned Frogs early in the first half to make them obsolete in the second.

“They’re one of the best second-half teams in the country,” Klatt explained on the latest episode of Fox Sports’ “Breaking The Huddle” program. “They’re one of the best fourth-quarter teams in the country, in part because they will stay consistent with their run game. They will force you to stop it time after time after time and they do a lot of different things well.”

Even with the emergence of J.J. McCarthy’s passing over the last month, Michigan has predicated its offense to go via the ground game. Blake Corum and Donovan Edwards recorded at least 117 carries in 2022, totaling over 850 rushing yards. Corum, a finalist for the Doak Walker Award, finished ninth in the country with 1,463 rushing yards and ranked third in rushing touchdowns with 18.

Corum won’t be active against TCU’s defensive front after suffering a knee injury against Illinois last month that required season-ending surgery. That hasn’t stopped Edwards from taking over as the feature back of a top-10 rushing unit. His best game of the season came against then-No. 2 Ohio State, he rushed for 216 yards, 200 of which came in the second half.

“They’re going to get in there, have extra tight ends and it’s going to be difficult to stop,” Klatt said. “That’s going to be something that TCU will have to figure out how to stop.”

Kickoff from State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. is set for 4 p.m. ET Saturday and will be televised on ESPN.