This whole sequence—Hoke trying to call a timeout as Gardner barely gets the play off, Gardner scoring, Hoke shrugging—is spectacular; the ever-so-subtle smirk at the end just kills me, though. However, is this even the best GIF of the week? Hit the jump to find out my choice and vote for your favorite.
[JUMP like Funchess on a middle screen]
As always, click each link or still to open each GIF in a lightbox, and don't forget to vote for your favorite at the end of the post.
From elsewhere: Eminem is on, well, something (via Gifulmination). Gallon photobombs Gardner (via Michigan's official Tumblr).
From yours truly: Beyoncé says "Go Blue". Dileo diving catch. The wheel route always works. Gardner-Gallon unstoppable back-shoulder throw. Gallon reverse with Gardner as lead blocker. Dan Fox dives for Gardner, instead hits sunglasses-wearing ND band douche (it's night, bro). Now that I know this girl was okay I don't feel morally reprehensible for posting this.
10. The Hardest Hit DG Took All Game
"Great job, Devin. Now excuse me while I slap the everloving s*** out of your chest."
9. Devin Funchess Is Tall, Rather Athletic
I have zero complaints about Al Borges's masterful gameplan from Saturday. I would, however, like to see tight end Stretch Armstrong utilized a little bit more in the future.
8. Rees'd It
I have no idea how Tommy Rees didn't see Blake Countess, either, but that's what makes him Tommy Rees, and we love him for it. Alternate GIF showing the full play/return.
7. Fitz Toussaint Cutback Surprise
Man, what a move. Don't miss Louis Nix's futile diving effort in the background.
6. Devin Funchess, Terrifying Free Safety
Yes, that white thing you see fly through the air is a mouthguard. Either that or Corey Robinson has (had?) some unusually large teeth.
5. Cluck Of The Irish
The final interception deflected not once, but twice, before settling into the arms of Blake Countess. Yeah, that'll make up for the fluky TJ Jones touchdown, football gods. Alternate view zoomed in on the Taylor kick.
4. Option Route: Definitely A Threat
That's pretty much unstoppable.
3. Jeremy Gallon. Just... Jeremy Gallon.
The first, and most remarkable, touchdown (more from this later, of course):
Before we get to Gallon's second TD, here's Brian Kelly, who I guess should be a defensive coordinator, because—if my amateur lip-reading is correct—he says this after seeing Michigan's alignment...
...and Gardner subsequently throws it to Gallon in the right corner:
Alternate view of the route/catch; that's a perfect throw by Gardner.
This was not called pass interference because Jeremy Gallon doesn't need your damn flags anyway:
Touchdown the third came on a brilliant playcall by Borges to get Gallon all alone on a crossing route:
RPS +3. Gallon +ALLOFTHEPOINTS.
Let's contrast this with the head man on the other sideline:
He seems pleasant.
I can't wait to see how the voting splits between this and...
FRAMES OF THE GAME
Jehu Chesson Bowls A Turkey
Here's where I remind you that Jehu Chesson is a 196-pound redshirt freshman. And yeah, I'll post the bowling GIF again:
I've bowled plenty of times and never recorded a turkey. Jehu Chesson did it with three living humans. The first "pin" he hit, Elijah Shumate, is listed at 213 pounds; Dan Fox (#48) weighs 245, Bennett Jackson (#2) 195. With one violent thrust of his arm, Jehu Chesson wiped out 653 pounds of football player without losing his feet. That's incredible.