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Michigan’s national title hopes seemed dead in the water after their opening weekend loss at Notre Dame. The Wolverines were going to have to run the table, not an easy task against what looked like a daunting schedule.Fast forward almost two months later and Michigan is now 7-1. The Wolverines have beaten Michigan State and smoked Wisconsin with Penn State and Ohio State still on the docket. An 11-1 regular season isn’t out of the question.If Michigan wins the Big Ten with only one loss, they will undoubtedly get into the College Football Playoff. But FS1’s Skip Bayless is thinking they can go beyond that. On Undisputed today, Bayless said Michigan has “all the components to beat Alabama.”Defense was Skip’s major reason for touting UM’s chances against the Crimson Tide.“I know Alabama with Tua [Tagovailoa] at quarterback is flying high as any college team I can remember in all my years of watching college football. They are dominating in ways I’ve never seen before,” said Bayless, who picked Michigan as his national champ before the season. “Michigan right now is No. 1 in pass defense in college football. Don Brown is the best defensive coordinator in college football and he just proves it year after year. But not only are they first in pass defense, they’re first in overall yards allowed. It’s a really good defense that can do lots of things. It can cover and it can really rush the passer.”You can see all of Bayless’ comments below:”The more I watch @UMichFootball the more I believe what I told you before the season started. Michigan has all the components to beat Alabama.” — @RealSkipBayless pic.twitter.com/pefADNb3e4— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) October 24, 2018On one hand, Michigan might have the best defense in the country, and would very likely be the best defense Alabama faces all season. Their defensive line, especially if Rashan Gary can come back, would be able to generate pressure on Tua.However, Michigan’s offense has turned in 17 points against Notre Dame (really 10 because one touchdown came on a kickoff return) and 21 against Michigan State, both quality defensive units. This might not be the most dominant Alabama defense Nick Saban has had, but it is good enough and possesses its customary NFL talent.Can Michigan score enough to stem the Tide? Even slowing down Alabama could mean giving up 24-27 points, which means Michigan would have to get 28-30 to win. That would be a tough task.