"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Mgoblog unite!!!! America!!!!
edit: there will be punch and pie
Right now, my wife is transporting my sister to the airport. My sis came in a week ago from Arizona. I had the gang over today for the game and my wife performed "damage control" for the 4 kids under the age of 6 that were at my house while my buddies and I watched the game. Now she's driving my sister to Detroit Metro because my drunk ass cannot. I can't be the only dude out there who got hooked up by his wife, girlfriend, partner, whatever. I am going to give her a great foot rub when the kiddo goes to bed.
This game sucked. No question. But let's not make our significant others regret being supportive in these trying times.
Next year, we will all be going to Indianpolis to watch our boys secure a spot in Pasadena (at worst). Let's act like good people tonight and take care of those who take care of us.
Note: the record book precedes this season; 349+12=361. NCAA FBS record book ( see page 111)
I tried drinking my memory of this game away. That didn't work. I tried taking a nap, and that didn't work either. So as my guests and family left me to sulk alone, I got to thinking how many quarters we've been held without a touchdown this year. It's not pretty.
We have played a total of 48 quarters this season.
in 20 of those 48 quarters (41.6%), we have not scored a touchdown. In 13 of those 48 (27%), we were held completely scoreless.
Here's a breakdown the quarters which we were held without a touchdown. (To clarify the table, if the box is blank, we scored at least one touchdown).
As a comparison, in 2011 we went 13 qtrs (out of 52) without scoring a TD (25%). In 8 of the 52 quarters we were held scoreless (15.38%).
I'm not inclined to find out how this stat stacks up against other teams in the Big 10 and beyond, but I'm guessing that not many championship caliber teams are held scoreless in 27% of the quarters they play.
I'll go crack another Shiner.
There have been many great offensive players to come through this program. You could make a great argument for Denard being the greatest. With his 67-yard TD run in the 1st half, he became the all-time leader in touchdowns at Michigan.