Contrary to popular belief, the Michigan Wolverines are capable of beating the Alabama Crimson Tide in Week 1 of the college football season.
Alabama is a supremely talented team, but Michigan brings to the table a unique and diverse offense, proficient enough to unsettle the Crimson Tide's defense—one currently in transition.
The Wolverines will undoubtedly have a tough task in front of them, and the stars will have to align just right for Maize and Blue to pull off the upset.
But, if the stars are going to line up, what will the alignment look like?
Here are five keys to Michigan winning in the season kickoff.