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Alabama vs. Michigan: A Blueprint for a Maize and Blue Upset in Week 1
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Will the Michigan Wolverines be celebrating victory or agonizing over defeat after meeting the Alabama Crimson Tide on Sept. 1 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington?

If the eighth-ranked Michigan Wolverines are to upset the defending national champion—and second-ranked—Alabama Crimson Tide on Sept. 1 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, they'll have to ride the momentum provided by a perfect storm.

Although improbable, it is possible.

Michigan has the firepower necessary to at least stay neck-and-neck with Alabama for the majority of the game. Barring a defensive meltdown or titanic mistakes on offense, Michigan should compete with the Tide.

But what is that perfect storm?

Which factors would have to go in Michigan's favor?

Which of Alabama's mistakes or weaknesses would the Wolverines have to exploit?

Glad you asked.

Sit back and entertain just how the Wolverines could topple the reigning champion Crimson Tide at Cowboys Stadium—think about the perfect storm that could propel Michigan to victory.

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