fair point that
I have a rules question for the experts out there:
With Michigan up 17-9 in the 4th quarter, and VT driving, Logan had that run to the left on 4th and 11 (or 4th and 13). What is the rule about hands to the face on blocks?
Kovacs is trying to shed a block and make a tackle, and the blocker puts his hand on Kovacs' facemask and pushes up. Kovacs knocks it away only to have the blocker push the facemask AGAIN making it so that Kovacs likely couldn't even see.
I know that with a stiff-arm the ballcarrier gets a lot of leeway with hands to the opponent's face, but should a blocker have the same leeway? This would have been a crucial missed call on a crucial drive if Michigan hadn't pulled it out.
Can anyone make a maize and blue "Team 132" t-shirt ? That would be sweet... (sugar pun stumbled upon)
You were not robbed in this game. The "touchdown", in fact, was not a touchdown. Upon review, the football made contact with the ground and was loosey-goosey. No there was no politicking on part of the refs. The refs got the right call on the review. Read the rule book.
As for the argument that "we should have won because we dominated Michigan", well, first of all, should've, would've, could've. You lost because, as John Madden would say, "usually the team that scores the most points wins the game" and you did not score more points than us.
And second of all, as for being more dominant than us, well, that is not entirely true. While your rushing D was pretty darn on the whole game, your passing D folded and gave up two HUGE-GINORMOUS-MAMMOTH TDs to Jr. Also, let's be frank, even though your offense had more yards than ours, I would not call the performance of your offense exactly dominant. Following the first TD made by Jr. (the score being 7-6) you were pretty much playing catch-up the rest of the game. Our D, especially in the red zone, played pretty well. Factor in the fumble, the sacks, the interception by Clark, yup, you did not dominate this game.
Again, your rushing D was solid but, overall, you need to stop whining and recognize that you lost fair and square.
Warmest regards and Go Blue!!!
A very happy Michigan fan =)
I was just wondering if we had gotten any reactions yet from current uncommitted recruits that still have interest in Michigan, especially the guys like Garnett, Wright, etc. I know it's still early but a BCS bowl victory could mean big things for us in the next couple weeks.
I'm guessing Hoke and Gibbons like brunettes after reading this quote:
“Every time we were like struggling in kicking, coach tells me to think about girls on a beach or brunette girls,” Gibbons said. “So that’s what we did. Made the kick.”
I can only hope that Hoke was watching Major League 2 when he came up with this. But hey, whatever works.
Jake Taylor: Rube, you look at Playboy all the time, don't you?
Rube Baker: I don't just look at it. I read the articles.
Jake Taylor: Sure you do.
Rube Baker: I do. I especially like it when they mention the girls' interests, like Betsy loves surfing.
Jake Taylor: You even memorize them?
Rube Baker: Yep. I guess I do.
Jake Taylor: Bingo.