A little over 20 minutes long. Another dominating B1G win.
Eight weeks into the season, and the Michigan Defense remains the best in the country. Here's a sample of national rankings (FBS):
#1 Total Defense (207 ypg)
#1 Def - Points Allowed (10 pg)
#1 3rd Down Conversion Percentage Allowed (0.13)
#1 1st Downs Allowed (74)
#1 Passing Yds Allowed (111)
#2 Passing Efficiency Def (84.2)
#3 Red Zone Defense (0.667)
#3 Team Tackles for Loss (9.1/gm)
#4 Rushing Defense (96 ypg)
T#4 Sacks (3.57/gm)
They are #1 in the Big Ten in all of these categories except Red Zone Defense (#2 OSU).
Let's have this be an open thread for the various rankings that come out through the day:
What a glorious weekend!
On to the schadenfreude....
Rumor has it we're a big rival to Illini fans but saw little evidence of this thinking. Hate intensity is low as most of us forgot there was more than one CFB team in Illinois.
We are going to die
I'll be cheering hard for any Illini first down and any time Michigan punts.
Gotta be honest. Those Michigan Jordan uniforms are absolutely sick. Amazing how they modernized them without changing anything.
Only 53 minutes left.....
They go in motion and we have no idea what our assignments are. Scum is good and we are not.
Harbaugh challenged a spot up 33 with 2 minutes left. It was a d bag move completely.
So, fun with numbers... We're looking at an 84 point/ ~800 total yard day. This could be fun in some sense.
wait.... IN scUM TERRITORY. MICRO-VICTORY
*77 pages of gold
The only thing sweeter than a Sparty loss is a consecutive Sparty loss which makes this one #5 (worst since 1991)
I can't believe I'm subjecting myself to this again. Soon as it gets unwatchable, it's Cubs-Dodgers for me.
Who's Maryland's DC? He's probably feeling pretty relaxed today.
The announcer seemed surprised that the Maryland kicker didn't get it to the end zone....Welcome to our world, guy.
This team is full of lazy idiots.
3rd and 9 - 3 and out - get used to it
Lewerke gonna get killed next week
My god, even our postgame show is awful. I've listened for about a half hour and heard about 2 minutes of content.
Yup, I'd have to say the is the worst MSU team I've ever seen.
Dantonio did you really call a TO? Have you become a sore loser? Take the loss like a man.
They're celebrating like they just beat someone good. Jokes on you, Maryland!
Dantonio looks shellshocked, lost, broken, and also really fucking pissed. Yikes. 13th in the league ahead of only Rutgers, for now...
Truly unacceptable, inexcusable, and simply pathetic.
Bring out the couches
Would Hoke have MSU more competetive?
Fire everyone. Fuck it at this point.
I can't watch next week. I just can't. It will traumatize me.
Turn to the Cubs game - they score more
Game. Fifth straight loss....against Maryland.
Dantonio is completely lost. He has no answers. He should think about forfeiting the rest of the season.
The bottom has yet to be reached this season. They play Rutgers yet.
The commentator for BTN is more aware of what Maryland is going to call than our coaching staff
This game was mezmerizing and the upset feel was palpable in the fourth quarter. OSU let PSU hang around and paid the price. This game saved Franklin's job and was enjoyed by Michigan fans everywhere.
I doubt we can beat TTUN at this rate.. this offense sucks and coaches - I have no idea what game they are calling.
We're not who we thought we were. Our offensive line lost/their defensive line won this game.
This team is going to get smoked by Michigan. Michigan's D Line is better than Penn State's. It's going to be ugly too.
We are so boned against michigan
Well going to suck dealing with the sec fans tomorrow
Great, gonna lose to Child Molester U.
WE LOSE TO JAMES FRANKLIN
This offense is so fucking bad holy shit
Omg I'm going to be sick.
James franklin takes down urban Meyer. Never thought I would say that
offensive line is horrible. prince is getting smoked every play. no way is this a top 10 team
Wow. Just wow. At an alumni bar and it's dead silent
SHUT THE FUCK UP, JUST SHUT UP. YOURE A DUMBASS. WE ARE ABOUT TO LOSE TO FUCKING PENN STATE. WE WILL GET MURKED BY MICHIGNA. JUST SHUT THE FUCK UP. IF YOURE NOT ABSOLUTELY LIVID RIGHT NOW, YOURE A MORON
This team has no heart anymore. The used it all at Wisconsin.
WHAT THE FUCK MEYER
Urban meyer should be fired
TTUN killed this PSU team.... I mean rolled over them.... and this PSU team is looking like #5 team in the country against us
guys, PSU is not a good team in any area.. we just aren't that good... with this offense, we can't compete against the elite teams.... TTUN is watching this game and chopping at their chance in 1 mo....
LOL #2 team can't stop unranked shit hole penn state.
Northwestern is going to whoop our ass next week
We're gonna win this game by two touchdowns and you guys will be talking about how great Meyer is in three weeks.
Just take this game, Penn state. We really didn't need it anyway.
URBAN IS SUCH A GOOD COACH! HE HAD THESE BOYS PREPARED!
Michigan beats this team by at least 60 points
We make Penn State look pretty good.
Urban is no longer a top 3 coach.
we are crapping our pants
Peppers will make McMillan his bitch and leave him with the clap
Love watching 2-3 stars out play our 4-5 stars.
Another stellar performance by our dominant Daughter Line.
The updated FPI team efficiency ratings have been posted and Michigan, overall, assumes the #1 position. That's right - El Numero Uno. OSU, despite screwing the pooch in Happy Valley, retains its position at #5 overall. Quite surprisingly, Alabama is the team that dropped, from #1 to #2 after dispensing TAMU in typical 'Bama fashion. Go figure - it seems that FPI is smitten with our beloved Wolverines almost as much as the S&P+ these days. The U-M splits are offense, #6 (up from #8); defense, #2 (same as last week); and special teams drops to #14, down from #11.
Of U-M's 2016 opponents, Colorado - now at #8, up from #9 - still remains the highest rated team U-M will have faced before meeting OSU in November. Wisconsin is four spots behind Colorado at #12 (up from #13 after dismissing Iowa). The already vanquished UCF remains rated above 5 of Michigan's other opponents this season, including Sparty, of course. Still, despite moving up to #87 after losing to Maryland, Michigan State has established itself now as the lowest rated team in the state, below even Eastern, who is at #81. Western, who dropped from #7 to #11, is still lurking about as dark-horse Group of Five entrant.
Here's the selectively abbreviated synopsis of the ratings. Click the link above to see the whole list &/or sort by category:
|1||Michigan, Big Ten||83.7||95.3||68.6||95.2|
|5||OSU, Big Ten||74.1||88.4||55.4||87.2|
|7||Texas A&M, SEC||75.1||77.6||62.0||82.9|
|11||W Michigan, MAC||87.8||53.6||53.0||80.3|
|12||Wisconsin, Big Ten||57.3||89.2||49.2||79.3|
|37||Iowa, Big Ten||57.2||59.2||68.7||64.1|
|43||Maryland, Big Ten||53.6||62.9||57.9||62.3|
|46||Penn State, Big Ten||55.7||62.6||48.0||60.9|
|75||Indiana, Big Ten||35.6||58.5||47.3||45.3|
|79||Cent Michigan, MAC||41.2||55.1||32.9||43.7|
|81||E Michigan, MAC||43.9||41.8||58.3||42.7|
|85||Illinois, Big Ten||34.8||46.4||60.0||41.4|
|87||Michigan St., Big Ten||49.8||36.7||49.6||41.1|
|110||Rutgers, Big Ten||19.0||45.0||44.9||26.0|