Head-to-head matchups are important.

So it’s understandable that, when the final College Football rankings were released on Sunday, Michigan fans were still a little irritated after Penn State leapfrogged the Wolverines for the No. 5 spot after claiming the B1G title in Indianapolis on Saturday. Earlier this season, the maize-and-blue handled the Nittany Lions with ease, winning 49-10.

Michigan’s do-it-all man Jabrill Peppers was not one of those who protested the committee’s decision.

On Sunday, B1G’s Defensive Player of the Year sent out a slew of tweets complementing Penn State on its B1G title and explaining why he understands the committee’s final rankings:

Michigan did have everything in front of them before the November matchup with Iowa and a win over either the Hawkeyes or Ohio State would’ve helped the Wolverines take the B1G East crown and likely earn a bid to the College Football Playoff.

It was an easy decision for the committee to rank Penn State ahead of Michigan in the final rankings despite the head-to-head, as Penn State was headed to the Rose Bowl with the B1G title, anyway.

The Wolverines (10-2) earned a pretty good bowl berth and will play Florida State in the Orange Bowl.

Peppers finished his electric sophomore campaign with 71 tackles including 15 stops for a loss and an interception. He was also one of the conference’s most-feared punt returners, fielding 21 punts and picking up 310 yards and a TD on special teams.