Michigan had a special team this year. One of its best ever. But it wasn't enough to make the College Football Playoff.
The Wolverines will play their 45th all-time bowl game against Florida State on Dec. 30.
A destructive performance from the seventh-ranked Nittany Lions featured a whopping 106 shots over two games, both of which were blowout wins for Penn State.
Moritz Wagner sparked the Wolverines early and finished with a career-high 20 points on 7-for-8 shooting.
The Wolverines possess one weapon the Musketeers do not — junior guard Katelynn Flaherty.
The team missed some key pieces during the weekend, with juniors Paul Powers, PJ Ransford, Evan White, sophomore Mokhtar Al-Yamani, and freshman Felix Auböck all sitting out the competition.
For the second straight night, the Wolverines couldn’t keep up with the Nittany Lions, being outshot, 58-23.
Given that the CFP committee placed Michigan at No. 5, there’s still a chance the Wolverines will crawl into the top four after this weekend.
The Wolverines lost a blowout at Pegula Ice Arena on Thursday night.
Michigan rode multiple double-digit scoring runs en route to a 92-52 victory against the Yellow Jackets.