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.
How are you dealing with your grief?
What happened today is depressing. My solution is to work out. Maybe do some cardio, watching Chizik get embarassed for the last time (guilty pleasure).
Finish work out in time to hopefully watch USC beat Notre Dame. It would make me feel better.
It's the best I can do.
This day can be depressing. Good luck coping everyone.
Defend Al Borges?
Well I guess I kind of did.
Lost all MgoPoints.
Jim Delany is still terrible.
Rutgers lost today, 27-6 to a terrible Pittsburgh team.
Maryland is up at the half, but they are still a 4-7 team.
You suck, Jim Delany.
Jim Delany killed iCarly, and I don't even know what an iCarly is. Maybe it's a prototype human robot, probably created with Michigan research. But Jim Delany killed it.
Why was Michigan/Ohio State at noon? Why was it not at 3:30?
Was it to keep Ohio State fans off the streets after sunset, a likely story?
Or was it to play The Game before Al Borges woke up? Well, trick question, Al DID wake up. Before falling asleep again, but he's on to you, Jim Delany.
Because who scheduled this Game for noon? Jim Delany.
If Jim Delany were a kitchen utensil, he would be a sieve. Because it's all your fault, Jim Delany. All your fault.
We want moooooore goals.
EDIT: as per everything Jim Delany, this post is sponsored by Barbasol, avocados, and Generic Farm Implements.
After a long day of using your Generic Farm Implements, why not kick back with a shave and some avocaodes? Or why not farm some avocadoes, then shave? You could even shave your cattle, feed them avocadoes, and then ride around on your farm implements. The combinations truly are endless.
But no matter how many variables and things you throw in, make sure to divide them with Michigan and Ohio State in separate groups. Thank you.
We will return to "Big Ten Icons: Tom Osbourne" in a second.