It was Roy Roundtree's record. He had 246 vs Illinois in 2010.
It was Roy Roundtree's record. He had 246 vs Illinois in 2010.
Back to hating Dave Brandon everybody.
I never stopped.
If we can get 1/2 of the total yards and points against MSU I will build a statue to Al and burn incense in front of it three times a day.
A golden statue???
Really enough said IMO. Happy we did well, still thought we continued to manball for no yards under center too many times, but at least this time we ran more from spread. Call me one of those fans but the terrible defensive effort overshadowed the game for me, and as I was there at the stadium I kept thinking "we are in a shootout with and can't stop Indiana, at home."
To appease my frusturation with the defense, I tell myself even MSU defense allowed them 28 points (I know I know, it's rather hard to find a silver lining for the defense after what we saw today....but to maintain my sanity).
I feel like Al's playcall sheet is on house arrest. Only allowed in the booth at the Big House but cant travel with him on road games.
Nope. Today makes last week more maddening.
I wish I could say I didn't feel that way at all, but part of me does.
I'm pleased with him tonight.
If he breaks my brain again with another WTF game, my memory won't be so short.
I seriously don't get his attitude; he did a good job this week and a terrible job last one. I don't think that's praise-worthy. Plus, Indiana sucks.
now let's acknowledge 63 points and 751 yards on offense.
Um, no. He had a good game plan against the worst defense in the big ten. That doesn't excuse him for absolutely shitting the bed last week (and at least 3 other times since he's been here)
Not pleased with him yet. This was one game, and it was against arguably the worst defense int he Big Ten. Just because he did this once doesn't mean he'll repeat in two weeks against Michigan State. He was inconsistant last year, too. If Michigan has a strong showing on offense against MSU, then I'll be happier. I liked that Borges was putting Gardner in the gun on most plays, I'll give you that.
I was at the ND game...
All our opponents don't have such a crappy defense!
As long as we take care of the ball, our offense has been able to put plenty of points on the board. I think the play calling has been fine. I guess the coaches take some blame for the turnovers, but we also have a QB in his first full season as a starter, a RB coming off a gruesome injury, our #2 WR out for the season, and an incredibly young interior OL.
That was an awesome offensive display. I just wish we had one guy with breakaway speed. 751 speaks for itself though!
the offense played against one of the worst defenses in the country. The could not tackle nor scheme against Gallon. One would think they would double team him and hit on the line of scrimmage but did neither. The allowed him to run wild in the ID secondary. God help us if fans have lower their expectations to the point where we compliment an OC scoring points against a totally pathethc defense.
One thing I will say. He did throw a pass with 2:30 minutes left to move the chains. I suspect media pressure forced his hand.
Against average defense we usually look like world beaters. Against anyone decent esp on the road we go into a shell
You have to give it up to the team and Borges, bad defense or not that was impressive
No.. we don't have to give it up to Borges. They were basically playing against air, at home. Do it against MSU, and Borges will get his due.
UM seemed to have a lot more PA passing on 1st down. Stayed ahead of the chains that way. Kudos to Borges. Good chg from last week
Absolutely appreciated. Dude was great today.
Today's performance just proves how bad last week was. Get some balls on the road for gods sake.
You do realize Indiana is about the worst defense in the country? I would hope we put 60+ on them with the talent level advantage. This is no barometer of our offense. I am down right frightened of DG throwing a pass with Denard in the backfield in 2 weeks. And if you are not, keep putting loose teeth under your pillow.
Glad to see the NCAA granted him a one-game redshirt.
Still, if he's sore for Sunday, it's gonna be hard for Jacksonville to cover those 28 point spreads.
Only at MGoBlog would Borges be down voted today.
I was afraid we were becoming anti-Michigan football, but I was wrong. We're there. Move over, Shaggybevo.
Read the fucking thread. No one is saying anything negative about the job Borges did today.
He's downvoted because he's not being excused for PSU and earlier games. He's also being downvoted because it's Indiana...the worst defense in the league.
And is HE even being downvoted? Or is the question that we need to show appreciation for him being downvoted? That's at least why I hit that little red triangle. I disagree that there should be an appreciation thread for today. If his offense is this effective for the rest of the season, then me along with many others will be appreciative.
Indiana's defense is the worst in the B1G. Are they the worst defense Michigan has ever faced, though? Because we scored 63 and had the most yards we've ever accumulated in one game.
"Are they the worst defense Michigan has ever faced, though? "
Adjusted for pace - probably not.
Not adjusted for pace? They must be real close.
Very happy with the offensive performance and play calling overall. However, we will definitely learn a lot more against MSU as this was an absolutely atrocious IU defense
Granted, you can rightly say that it was Indiana's defense and attach some qualifier when it comes to competency as a result, but we did manage 9.04 yards per snap on average. That does have to account for something, I would think. The game plan directly attacked Indiana's problems with both the run and the pass and it did win us the game.
There are definite Indiana caveats but remember a lot of people thought this would be a shoot out except our offense wouldn't hold up our end of the bargain. They did just that against an admittedly terrible D. Two weeks from now is the test. Play a similar game plan to PSU and we probably lose. Do something similar today and I think we'll be able to score. It is a rivalry game and I garuntee everybody on our team wants to beat MSU. I am expecting a great game in two weeks. Enjoy the bye before the stretch run. We control our own destiny for the moment.
We're celebrating a performance against IU? I thought this was Michigan, fergodsakes.
Right, because that was the IU of today. Great point.
No, were celebrating the best offensive output any Michigan fans have ever seen.
They had to put up video game numbers, and they did. You can't argue with that.
not yet, want to see this against a defense with a pulse first, then and only then will I be willng to jump on said bandwagon.
Yeah. I'd personally like to see him hang a million points on somebody like, say, Notre Dame. Oh wait.
Borges isn't as bad as he looked against PSU, and not as good as he looked against ND or Indiana. Not as bad as he looked against Iowa 2011 or OSU 2012, and not as good as Nebraska 2011 or OSU 2011. He's a mix of all of those.
So the conclusion is that he underperforms on road games? Makes me scratch my head why he can't make those sweet play-calling on the road. I guess that'll be the next big step for this coaching staff to make.
I will give him props for today. He put his offense in the position to win all day. Big momentum change after that turnover on the opening drive of the half. That ignited IU. Our defense had done ok up till then, but after that they were woefully beat up by IU till the interception at the end.
But, Borges let his guys loose to keep pace and they really hit the accelerator. No matter what we think of IUs defense, our O line gave DG protection all day. They can build off this.
Borges and his play calling blew a game for us. We could still be undefeated.
Call it what you want, but it's true.
Going H.A.M. on the worst defense in the B1G doesn't change a thing. Do half of this vs. MSU and I'd be more impressed. WAY more impressed.
The only thing Borges should get credit for is finally learning that his best change is from the spread.