Michigan cleared a long-awaited hurdle last weekend when they knocked off visiting Ohio State for the first time in a decade.

The atmosphere as one would expect was electric for the signature win of Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan tenure. During his appearance on The Herd with Colin Cowherd, FOX Sports analyst Joel Klatt raved about the electricity of the Wolverine fans at The Big House.

Klatt was also effusive in his praise for Michigan offensive coordinator Josh Gattis.

“First of all, the scene was incredible. That was the best environment I’ve ever been at in any sport, at any level. It was absolutely phenomenal. … Ohio State came into this game with a lot of confidence, there’s no doubt about that, but they were banged up on defense, in particular at linebacker,” Klatt said. “They had play a nickel defense in the fourth quarter basically at all times. Guess what Josh Gattis did for Michigan? I see your structural deficiency, and on the last drive, they didn’t throw a pass. This is a credit to Josh Gattis because he understood what was on the field.”

“What’s so fascinating to me is, Jim Harbaugh, who had to chase a few things during his tenure at Michigan. … That was Stanford beating USC at the Coliseum. He went back to what worked to begin with. The physical domination at the line of scrimmage (was impressive).”

The B1G East champion Wolverines will square with B1G West champion Iowa in the conference title game on Dec. 4. The last B1G title for Michigan and Iowa is when they claimed a share in 2004. Michigan leads the all-time series 42-15-4 and won the last meeting in 2019 vs. Iowa.