After the first Ohio State drive, Michigan dominated most of the first three quarters. But the 4th quarter and OT, Michigan, especially the line, seemed tired relative to the Buckeyes. Why, I wonder.
Yes, the offense could not produce a 1st down when it needed one, but the defense gave up 10 and 13 play drives, the longest of the day.
I know that OSU started to use Samuels more, and rely on Barret's running. All defenses do tire as the game goes on (though I think Michigan led in TOP), and the Buckeyes were oviously getting some help extending drives by you-know-who, but still curious as to why and what attention and the S&C staffs might give to that going forward.
Haven't seen the film yet, but late in the game Ohio State seemed in better shape- was it a difference in conditioning? Or something lse.
Michigan winning so easily earlier in the season that they were not used to playing full gear for 60 minutes in games?
Woohoo, the updated FPI team efficiency ratings have been posted! Yep - just testing myself - and it's definitely easier to just type that than it is to say it out loud, given the cloud of suspended disbelief in which I seem to be immersed. Despite the soul-crushing loss to OSU, Michigan manages to hold onto the #2 spot for the third consecutive week. Meanwhile in some bitterly ironic twist of fancystats, OSU drops to the #4 spot from #3. Once again though, the Buckeyes managed to score more points than their opponent, and that is - as Bob Ufer used to say - "the only statistic that matters."
The U-M splits are offense, #11 (down from #10); defense, #2 (up from #3); and special teams, #7 (up from #11).
Of U-M's 2016 opponents, Colorado slipped to #11 from #8, one behind #10 Wisconsin. UCF remains rated above 6 of Michigan's other opponents this season, including Sparty. Sparty slid to #70 from #68 after its pummeling at the hands of PSU, but still remain ahead of Eastern and Central Michigan to retain the title of Third Best Team in the State of Michigan. Meanwhile Western Michigan slips to #13 from #12, but WMU still looks like a lock for a New Year's Day bowl invitation.
Here's the selectively abbreviated synopsis of the ratings. Click the link above to see the whole list &/or sort by category:
|2||Michigan, Big Ten||78.1||89.4||71.7||91.1|
|4||OSU, Big Ten||75.4||89.3||50.1||87.8|
|8||Oklahoma, Big 12||91.1||57.3||46.0||81.4|
|10||Wisconsin, Big Ten||60.9||89.2||45.5||80.7|
|13||W Michigan, MAC||83.7||58.8||50.2||78.5|
|21||Penn State, Big Ten||64.6||68.8||58.9||71.9|
|27||Iowa, Big Ten||55.4||68.4||72.0||69.6|
|69||Maryland, Big Ten||54.3||40.5||64.9||48.8|
|70||Michigan State, Big Ten||53.6||43.0||50.5||48.1|
|71||Indiana, Big Ten||39.6||61.6||38.0||47.8|
|90||E Michigan, MAC||39.8||36.7||60.4||37.6|
|94||Cent Michigan, MAC||36.8||44.9||39.0||36.4|
|100||Illinois, Big Ten||27.6||44.8||38.0||31.6|
|118||Rutgers, Big Ten||16.1||42.9||37.5||21.9|
I know, I know, we're sick of this. I am too. But since this guy is a repeated douche bag, it's worth pointing out that he's clearly pretty gullible too. Also love the lecture on class from a guy who uses his twitter to trash talk everyone.
In case you're wondering why it's clearly fake, look at the hash marks.
I won't be surprised if we make the CFP, but we will be the first choice of the Orange Bowl Committee. The Rose will be taking PSU or Wisky. Just passing on the news. (We finished third in the East and the traditional Rose Committee will take a Divisional winner). Likely opponents from the ACC are Va Tech, Clemson, Louisville, or FSU.
Doesn't surprise me one iota by who it was by.
The slime buckets must pay. Because more and more is coming out showing that the fix was in.
People called me a whiner for calling out the terrible officiating last year across all sports. Ever since Harbaugh was hired, we have been targeted by this conference.
Maybe it's time we fight back and throw our weight around before this happens again.
Harbaugh doesn't put up with the BULLSHIT. And he's targeted because of that. You are ignorant if you deny that there is no pattern of there being terribly one-sided officiating in our games since he has taken over.
The umpire is 10 fucking feet away and watches Mike Weber cheap shot Watson. pic.twitter.com/XNg5nz8eOE— Due (@JDue51) November 27, 2016