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Oh, What a Night.
You've seen the stories on MSN and Yahoo about those small tribes somewhere in the secluded jungles of South America that continue to exist in blissful unawareness of the outside world. They have never seen a telephone. They might fear a flashlight. They do not know what jeans are.
These might very well be the only people on earth who do not know who Denard Robinson is, and even then they probably heard someone's stories at the watering hole about Michigan's amazing fourth quarter comeback against the Irish on Saturday night.
You stayed up to watch the entire game. If you were among the 114,804 luckiest people on the planet, you were actually there. And you will never, ever forget what you experienced on September 10, 2011. And, of course, now you need a shirt.
The pride you are still feeling today can now be worn with this exclusive UGP MGoShirt design. For a limited time the "OH WHAT A NIGHT" shirt can be yours, available in S-3XL for this week only. This is indeed a short run and will not be featured in the regular MGoStore or at Moe's. Just like Brian Kelly's patience and Notre Dame's BCS hopes, this opportunity will be gone before you know it!!
Forgive me, but I don't believe I saw any similar topics during searches of the board, but here goes...
One glaring item that I saw missing from the ND game was Toussaint. I believe I saw him in on a couple plays, but am not 100% sure of that. I am sure that he didn't record a carry or catch though. After a solid week (and a start for that matter) against WMU, I thought for sure he would be playing a decent bit.
This past week felt eerily like last year in regards to the running game against decent defenses. Basically, if it isn't Denard, it isn't working. The difference I felt this year was Toussaint.
Smith = Loss or 2-3 yard gain
Shaw = running sideways or backward when he should have hit that hole a while ago
Hopkins = 1-2 yard gain or fumble
Anyone have any insight as to why Toussaint wasn't even given the ball once? Was there an injury that I missed?
Players can keep jerseys from UTL.
I posted this in the Michigan bar locator sticky, but, quite reasonably, no response. Does anybody know where I could watch the Michigan-EMU game (with volume) this Saturday in Fargo, ND? It's an 11 am CT game on Big Ten Network. Good news is the Gophers aren't playing at the same time, to the extent that matters.
The WWL has quite a bunch on our Dilithium QB today:
First, an insider article where he vaults to the top of their Heisman Predictor:
(the copied Denard section is free here: http://insider.espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/6965031/ncf-michigan-denard-robinson-leads-heisman-predictor-week-2)
After accounting for just 144 yards and zero touchdowns in Michigan's rain-shortened Week 1 victory, quarterback Denard Robinson failed to crack the Heisman Predictor's top 10.
What a difference a week makes.
Or, to be more specific, what a difference a quarter makes.
Entering the fourth quarter of the Michigan Wolverines' showdown with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Robinson had only one touchdown and Michigan trailed 24-7. Had the game ended at that point, Robinson would have had 84.5 points and likely would not have been selected for the Predictor's top 10. Fifteen minutes of game time and four touchdowns later, Robinson had racked up 13.5 more points and propelled himself to the top of this week's rankings.
Because Notre Dame was unranked at the time of the game, the Predictor does not award Robinson any bonus points for the victory. However, it would be unfair to say this was just another game. Voters who look for "Heisman moments" are sure to stash this one away in the memory bank, and it certainly could factor into their decision come December. And thanks to a relatively easy month ahead, Robinson should remain in the Heisman conversation.
However, the key to Robinson's campaign will be Michigan's late-season performance. Three of the Wolverines' final six games will be against teams currently ranked in the top 25 (the Michigan State Spartans, Nebraska Cornhuskers and Ohio State Buckeyes), plus another tough road game against the Iowa Hawkeyes. Another late-season collapse would end any hopes of bringing the Heisman back to Ann Arbor.
Then Pat Forde chimes in: (http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/6963609/college-football-dashing-scoring-frenzy-crazy-comebacks)
Go ahead, call it a comeback
In trying to explain Michigan's crazy comeback Saturday night against Notre Dame, quarterback Denard Robinson said multiple times: "We ain't stopping till the clock says zero-zero." Those are words to live and play by, because now more than ever it seems that no lead is safe and no deficit too deep in college football. We've already had half a dozen remarkable rallies in games that seemed over, plus many other lesser comebacks. The Dash's list of the best after only two weeks:
Michigan (10) against Notre Dame, Sept. 10
On a scale of 1-to-Lazarus: Give it a Joe Montana (or a 9).