"Don't kid yourself, Timmy. If he could, that Roo would kill you and everyone you care about."
Student section is packed lol
Geez check out that student section
Wow. Are we going to break 100,000 today?
That might be the worst I've ever seen a student section. It is epically empty
Who to blame? Students? Or having such a crummy game right after a huge one. I will blame students. Rabble rabble richrod years rabble rabble spoiled
I sign on to your rabble rabble
srsly. blow up dolls. no one would know the difference.
Noon + Akron = Tumbleweeds.
Look at the student section. This is embarrassing.
Guess there is going to be leftover donuts
But seriously I'm not there's 5000 students there
BTN courteously not showing the student section very much. Thats probably 15,000 empty seats
I couldn't sell my ticket for today. Market value was probably about $10. Every student knew this was coming.
We win this game by $Texas today. It's going to be a bloodbath.
I tried the Firstrowsports place, but it's not working. Is there an alternative?
If you are overseas, firstrowsports might not work - some countries have it blocked (Korea does).
this two will have a couple working always
http://www.vipboxonline.eu/sports/american-football.html Use one of the flash-based streams.
No push from the line early
Didnt want the donuts today. Good for them.
It's Yom Kippur, a noon game, and Akron.
Really Glasgow? Really?
I see we can still hear the "You Suck" chant on the TV even with a 1/3 full student section.
Anyone have the bigten mobile link?
Wow, nice speed Funchess!
Damn, Funchess looked like he was shot out of a cannon!
Well that was nice.
Okay. Let's start running the ball.
Funchess is a beast.
Devin Funchess can play football
No stopping Funchess.
Yards come in bunches for my man Funchess
Mr Third Down!
Ball to Funchess, touchdown.
Why is Akron even on our schedule???
A lil sluggish looking so far.... but obvious talent gap is obvious
Tickets sold or butts in seat? Sold 108000 Real numbers 101000
that is sick speed and agility coming from a TE! There are few TEs even in the NFL who can move and burst like that. (and agreed, no NFL TE blocks nearly as poorly as Devin)
Funchess rocks! A great tightend is such a powerful weapon.
But is it SEC speed?
no. stop being ridiculous.
Keep it up; need to get lots of guys lots of snaps today and start getting people experienced for the rest of the run!
Lol. Classic BTN.
Devin. Now lets get ole 98 outta there
Who knew that this comment was right on the money back in the 1st quarter.....
They've gotten two first downs. Im mad.
paid attendance or attendance at the game? it will magically be 100,218 probably
If they counted actual real attendence, we would have broken below the 100,000 level 20 years ago. It's a bit of a scam they way they count..
Eh, it's the same way everybody counts attendence.
I'm a bit late....wanted to remind everyone to bow your heads for a moment of silence before kickoff.
It's the 1st anniversary of the death of Manti Teo's girlfriend Lennay Kekua.
taking what Mattison is giving. Need to get some four-man rush here.
Zero rush so far.
With a four man rush... Finally. Good stunts at the line
Wow we need a pass rush
He got drilled lol
Ouch. That looked painful.
Defense no make me happy. He could've/should've caught that.
not diggin the D so far, but a lot of rotation early
provide scoring updates? I'm in a meeting, on phone... can't read live blog.
7-0 Michigan 1Q
Norfleet has to catch the punts better
perhaps soem positive rushing yardage; hope Devin has backed them off with that last display of passing.
Ok, what's wrong with the D? I really expected a step forward this year, but it doesn't really look like it so far this year.
I honestly think its lack of playmakers up front. The lineman seem too easily blocked. They are just "guys". No one is creating havoc
Just saw the student section. Just sad. Better switch from donuts to croissants.
So, Gallon lost is punt return duties because of the two dropped punts, right?
If they were going to stick with him back there, it would especially be a game like today which presents less fear. Maybe we'll see him next half.
Thanks BTN2Go for not working so I have to stream an inferior quality broadcast.
What in the world. The running game looks terrible.
Line play. Frustrating.
Christ the OL is getting destroyed by Akron
but still. No dumb pass here, Devin.
Hutch & Backus!
that was close to a safety...wtf devin just throw it away
This is annoying. ..
Sick 20 yard punt there
BRING ON KENNY ALLEN!
Jesus Christ. What a terrible 4 plays.
What is worse? The run blocking or student section attendance?
The student blocking
D'OH! 21-yd punt
c'mon now boys. It's the Zips. Focus.
Welp. This is pretty terrible so far.
are you serious with that punt?
I'm loving those shirts they have under the jerseys....you think MDEN will have em later on?
Did the wheels just fall off??
How many shitty punts has Wile had these past few games
Jesus H Christ. What is happening with the O-Line and the running game? We're getting absolutely mauled up front so far.
Yikes. I say give Kenny Allen a try.
Good bye Wile. Didn't Ken Allen boom a 50 harder in the CMU game? He needs to be our punter.
We are in trouble in Big Ten games.
I don't think. Lotsa muffs this year; someone needs a refresher course at the Space Emperor Academy.
I thought we had good punting; is that Wile? Seen several crap kicks from him so far this year. . .
the team is just as excited to play Akron as the students were to watch Akron
and there goes the shutout.
Is it too early
punting??? His one punt was longer than Wile's average.
from the exciting night game. Boo night games.
Does anybody know what station has this streaming so I can get it on my iPhone?
Block that kick.
7-3 U-M now.
Goodbye shut out.
Sooo....Akron did something. I'm worrying now.
if people could curtail the 'all is lost' comments every time we make one poor play. . . :)
Thanks for blowing the shutout, Wile!
Let's get to running the rock here.
It looks lil league that Michigan undershirts for the second year.. - with sleeves don't match the jersey.. What is this pee wee football.. Adidas has to do better then this..
7-3 Michigan 2:59 1Q
Terry Bowden is pretty funny to watch on the sideline.
Jeremy Gallon doing Jeremy Gallon things
I wonder when Norfleet will break that long one on a kickoff.
Beautiful run by Fitz.
Hey, rushing yards!
There we go, just get him some holes.
Can't watch the game. Is it the same five on the OL? Looks like we have negative rushing yards so far. Pretty diappointing.
Yeah, regular crew out there.
a nice run due to blocking AND vision by Fitz. it's a miracle
2 in arow
So much for that streak.
Is the student section getting any better?
lol, half the OL coudn't find anyone to block on the screen
Is time for Bryant yet?
miller & guards getting beat
How many run plays with 0 or negative yards so far? At least 4 or 5.
End of 1st, 7-3 Michigan.
OK, officially worried we are no better on the OL than last year. Just letting Akron push them into the backfield. This is probably one of the worst starts I could have imagined for this game. Akron. Freaking Akron.
Akron is not beating us on the push, their speed is getting us on slants.
who's starting the "fuck the students" thread
i'll get right on it, big man
This is the most pathetic display of offensive line play I've watched in a while.
waching Funchess block...couldn't block my sister
Jesus, just watching PbP on phone. Six plays for negative rushing yards!!!
Well Stanford is down 6-0 to Army, it could be worse for all those negative nancy's. I think Akron will get pounded here is the 2nd quarter.
Miller and GG not keeping up speed wise. Fitz dances a bit much at times as well. I would like to see us throw a deep ball too.
Agree on fitz dancing. He just doesn't see to hit the hole when he should. That bit of hesitant takes away his momentum and he gets no yards. Just an observation from an untrained eye. I'm sure the OL is not perfect as well.
He looks fucking terrible
Agreed. Get him out of there
great teams pull this every year. Heck, it seems like every single year OSU almost loses to a cupcake and still ends up 11-1.
? Nobody is saying that we are going to lose. We are just extremely frustrated by the lack of push against an inferior opponent.
concerning that we can't pound the zips. Cant say we're going against a great dline like last week. The oline/dline has been average at best.
...I'm thinking it's time to revise final score predictions given the slow down tactics of Bowden.
M - 28
A - 14
4 FGs and a safety? Brilliant.
An awful lot of four / five stars in their second years on the lines that can't get any form of push on Akron. This line coaching may be a little suspect.
DG refuses to just throw the ball away
Serious letdown from ND. Thank God we are playing Akron and not a B1G team with a pulse.
you're pathetic dude... eat glass
Dang, Devin, stop running south.
WTF? Gardner spun himself into a virtual sack.
Calm down. We know we can pass every play and score easy. Akron is doing what they should-sell out against the run to keep the game close as long as possible. You're not going to block 10 with 5, but we still want to show that we will run anyway. Relax. We are obviously flat, but this is not indicative of future doom
Why don't we pass every play?
Teams have caught on to the reverse field from Gardner.
I want to see what Chris Bryant can do.
Me too. He should be playing with the 1s on the next series.
What. The. Fuck.
What the hell was that?
maybe we DO suck.
D'OH! Missed FG wide right!
All is lost the streak is over
Oh come on.
This is awful. ..
So so so terrible. So terrible. Ashamed. AKRON.
trying to elude a sack, and wild dangerous throw to avoid sack. Where have I seen this before?
Please run a deep post to Chesson.
Musta been thinking about blondes
Play like crap!
Is a f'n embarrassment
Every top team goes through a situation like this: sluggish starts against a bunch of scrubs. Lets also consider too that Akron is playing, quite literally, with nothing to lose. They're one of the worst teams in the FBS. Why not go out and play with reckless abandon?
Aaand there goes Gibbons' streak.
Hangover game. Players, Coaches, Students, . . . F'ing everybody.
jump in their ass plz. It's Akron.
Line is just awful. Gardner is running for his life every play and we can't get any holes in the run game. Kalis has no clue.
Should run up the middle on every play until this line figures out that they have no choice but to be competent.
How long before Bo Jackson is doing Viagra commercials?
It's ok. I'll crack a beer at 9:44am here on the West Coast. That should make me feel better.
Starting to remind me of a game against a team whose name shall not be spoken. That one. Yeah, that one.
we never had a lead on them
Its almost time to panic...
The feel of the game. The game is just being shortened and I remember that other unspoken game felt like it went by in a flash.
Starting to feel familiar....
In all honesty I'm not surprised by this. It's hard to get up to play a Mac team after beating up on ND under the lights.
So far I am sick to my stomach.
Slowly dropping for the season...
Both lines need to get it together...
They are collectively plays like monkey shit right now. It's concerning our online cant simply blow Akron off the line of scrimmage. I wish Borgess would stop running out of the I formation. It's outdated and ineffective
wtf is going on????
I live in Lansing. Driving down US 127 I was able to capture a picture if someone sky writing "GO BLUE" over MSU stadium. I love our fan base. On a related note I am starting to see a lot of Michigan fans like me in Lansing these days!
I like your avatar.
Note to the AD: Always schedule a cupcake after a UTL game. The hangover after that game is so severe that any other team will be a loss.
BLACK stepped around the C
showed up on the dline.
Norfleet is killing us
Norfleet continues to suck at punt returns.
Sigh. Poor damn Toussaint.
3 man rush does what 4 couldn't.
We look terrific today
I'M WATCHING THE WRONG GAME!
need to push better
This is inspiring.
Manball: Michigan's future offense.
And always will be.
heads in, time after time.
why wouldn't Norfleet catch that ball? Fair catch it at least.
Is getting blown up; miller is getting pushed around too. Devin has got to STOP running BACKWARDS!!! Go forward; I know he's running for his life but damn, quit running backwards!
It's don't bode we'll that Bryant or Braden couldn't beat out Glasgow.
Fitz with a huge block
Wow that little Gardner run was dirty.
I think the word you're looking for is awfully sloppy and undeserving of a first down.
DG's pump fake is unreal
two nice Devin plays back to back
Devin Funchess hammered some pour much-smaller DB
Devin Gardner made the D look like kids biting on his pump fakes.
but, wow. And not in a good way.
When they show Chuck Amato, it just looks like a gif of him chewing gum.
keep going to that intermediate pass. Everyone in that zone is open, on almost every play
The difference between greatness and mediocrity is not that much. A made or misse block here or there can be the difference.
This O-Line couldn't move my grandmother from the couch to the love seat
Did green gain more weight?
Lewan blocked that dude too far
ARGH! Gardner hit on the option & fumbles.
An option? Seriously?
Have you seen Bridgewater against Kentucky? This is a down week.
A dumb play call
A dumb decision not to pitch to Fitz there. Fitz would have at least had the first down.
Why am I still watching this game
are you kidding me? Is this going to be 7-3, 7-6, 7-10 at halftime?
Maybe that'll teach Devin to keep it high and tight
When he should
Well obviously he should have pitched the ball but once he decides to keep it he better secure it
If Gardner pitches that it's a first down.
FG streak over, red zone streak over...now what?
boo this man
Embrace the suck ladies and gentlemen.
This is Akron that's doing this to Michigan. Akron
There goes your Redzone effectiveness. We are so flat.
I thought we didn't do that anymore.
But, Kudos to bowden for a greta game plan. Has called almost everything right so far.
We do not seem to hide our blitzes very well.
Seems like a function of their hurry up offense. Too much time to sit around on D
Morgan gives the blitz away every single time.
This game has a gypsy curse on it. Gardner in the redzone does not = turnover!!!
Honestly, this is some of the worst play I've ever seen out of a Hoke-coached team. Maybe they read their own press too much this last week.
Miller is really sucking it up out there.
Good news: hey, no interceptions! Bad news: wtf is up with the offense today?
that was a great play call. A true pitch option. Terrible execution by DG - that was a TD easily.
noboy acts like they want to be there
they better wake the fuck up and fast
Good luck at Northwestern. If we are this bad against Akron.....prepare to get taken to the woodshed at Northwestern. They have this game circled after last year's game.
shouldn't have needed halftime adjustments.
But it's the entire line that's getting beat.
This is the worst game I've seem under Hoke
Has anyone looked good over than Jibreel Black making 2 plays?
Edit: And that pick doesn't count because it was a wide open WR that just dropped it
Yay! Countess INT!
Thank You Blake.
Blake saves the day...again!
THANK GOD FOR COUNTESS.
Love seeing Blake get some picks especially after last year
Mr. Right place Right time.
We needed a spark to wake the team up. Hopefully that was it.
Michigan student doing the Johnny Manziel money gesture?
Aaaaand Two straight drops
Let's get Gallon injured by throwing 2 yard slants right into big hits. Jesus.
Looks like Michigan finally found its #2 receiver: Countess.
Shit guys when does ND play Purdue? If it's now, how are they doing?
This team doesn't deserve cheering yet. It's fucking Akron and its still 7-3.
This is upsetting
Are you fucking kidding me?
This is hilariously awful.
At least those teams scored against shit teams.
These kids are going to get fucking worked in practice this upcoming week.