Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
Overall, UConn put up less points than I thought they would.
Our defense looked good at times. They had some good hits.
But also there were some runs where it seemed like UConn was getting 15 yards up the middle way too easily.
They were also their own worst enemy. Especially with the 2 key dropped balls early. And the fact that we got lucky on that muffed punt by Gallon, recovering it. If they catch those balls, or if the muffed punt goes back to UConn, it's possible there could have been a different outcome.
I'm thrilled about the victory. There's a lot to celebrate. But, with ND looming next week, I can't help but think about our D and how it will hold up. They probably looked slightly better than I thought, but, we really did catch some breaks today. And the fact that our offense had 0 turnovers was huge. If we can keep that up all year, that will be a huge help to our D.
Anyhow, I'm curious what ppl thought about our D that - unlike me - actually know what to look for in a defense.
-Denard is excellent as we thought, but its fair to say he far exceeded expectations for his passing. The o-line was solid, but it's fair to say they were not dominating in run blocking-pass blocking however was great.
-The defense has many holes, tackling is still an issue, as is the secondary, and Brandon Graham is impossible to replace. Strong game from Roh.
-We continue to have problems CATCHING THE DAMN BALL, which is frankly, a nightmare. Kicking game was ahem, an issue.
-The effort and unity of the team was impressive, and looks very positive for the rest of the season.
An excellent win to be celebrated, Looking to ND, I'm already concerned about Rudolph and Floyd. UCONN receivers were wide open all game, and drops killed them. But we'll worry about that Monday. Go Blue!
Anyone know the reason behind showing the Slippery Rock score from Thursday on the video board during the game today when they were going through national scores?
My favorite play of the game was J.T. Floyd's helmet-to-ball forced fumble inside the 20. Huge. Made a statement for the defense. Made a statement for Floyd.
What was your favorite (not necessarily the "best") play of the game?
So, that win was huge and all-around awesome. Great work boys and congrats. Anyway, I saw Brian tweet that he saw Terry Talbott leaving the stadium prior to the game in street clothes and there could be some clearinghouse issues. Does anyone have anymore information on Terry and all of this? Thanks.
My smug Notre Dame pal is already insinuating that Michigan's D is suspect due to UConn being able to move the ball. Well, I've got to point out that holding a 300+ lb O-line, which was blocking for a previous 1200yd back and a USC-transfer fullback, to only 138 yds rushing was a good start to the season.
The Michigan D wiping that smug look off my Irish friend's face next weekend would be even better. Go Blue!