I think this is going to be a tough game. We have struggled against top defenses. Hopefully, Hoke continues his undefeated streak in the Big House.
Not sure what the all time record is against Nebraska but in the last 30 years or so we are 1-1 with the 85 team winning the Fiesta Bowl and the 05 team losing the Alamo Bowl. Need to get this one.
Henry was the guy who almost had that interception on the play when Denard got hit in the hand and was knocked out of the game. Insane.
We've got a shot to get two 1,000-yard rushers this season. Denard leads the team with 910 yards, while Toussaint is coming on strong with 753 yards. Denard's pretty much a lock if healthy, while Toussaint needs to average 82.3 ypg from here on out, which seems about 50-50 to me. For him to reach 1,000 while only being our featured back for part of the season would be very impressive.
Anyone know when was the last time we had two 1,000-yard rushers? I don't think it ever happened under Carr or Moeller, but I imagine it did under Bo at some point.
After a one-week hiatus, the Big Ten Recruiting Rankings are back. There's even a new Michigan commit, so I might actually front-page this sucker for the first time this season. The past couple weeks saw a fair amount of movement among teams at the top of the rankings, while the bottom half remained static. Action since last rankings:
10-30-11: Ohio State picks up Michael Thomas.
10-31-11: David Perkins decommits from Notre Dame.
11-3-11: Michigan State picks up Ezra Robinson.
11-5-11: Wisconsin picks up Reggie Love.
11-8-11: Michigan picks up Drake Johnson.
11-11-11: Joey O'Connor decommits from Penn State.
|Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings|
|Rank||School||# Commits||Rivals Avg||Scout Avg||ESPN Avg||24/7 Avg||Avg Avg^|
*ESPN doesn't rate JuCos, so Isaac Fruechte and James Gillum (Minnesota), Darius Stroud and Jacarri Alexander (Indiana), Steffon Martin, Devin Smith, and Greg Latta (Purdue), and Zaire Anderson (Nebraska) are counted as unranked recruits for the sake of consistency (trust me, it makes sense when you look at the spreadsheet).
^The average of the average rankings of the four recruiting services (aka the previous four columns). The figure is calculated based on the raw numbers and then rounded, so the numbers above may not average out exactly.
On to the full data, after the jump.
Greg Mattison emotionally salutes his players:
"That was a Michigan Defense!"