Michigan holds on to a 4th quarter lead. 28-24 M
Early BWW Bowl Predictions
Pitch it to Norfleet will be a thing after this game. Count it.
Its an interactive look at all the bowls. BWW Bowl is about half way down. You can click on it for a preview, or just hover your mouse on the bowl for the "experts" picks.
FWIW, they picked KSU over M 5-1 (number of picks, not the score).
Sparty taking a beating on that site. No one picked them to win. Also Zimmerman must be a B1G honk.
Gardner eats subs and goes crazy. Defense doesn't play great but good enough to slow down KSU. Michigan 42-38. Derek Green shows us why he was the #1 RB recruit.
That KSU will either out-pass, out-rush, out-score, out turn-over, and or out penalize us - or not.
Final score: Yup.
but not out-borges us ! Nobody can out-borges Michigan
Out-Borgesing The Borges would be a fine feat indeed. One, that I presume, would result in the hiring of the out-Borgeser.
I received reports from my scouts that KSU is a menacing cross between Akron and UCONN. By scouts, I mean the voices in my head.
Parmesan garlic, honey BBQ, maybe some teryaki, and a few blazin for good measure.
2 score game that always feels closer, we're nervous the whole way, end up winning by 8-10 points.
I have never been to a BWW. Are those good options if I decide to go?
I've been there a couple times and the food wasn't very good. My friend ordered something that looked like hunks of chicken-like meat covered in camel diarrhea. He couldn't even eat most of it, not surprisingly.
just trust the bartender for your beverage of choice !
no matter what you order, you're likely to leave with diarrhea.
That's why it's called the Olestra Greasy Stool Bowl.
Thanks for the heads up.
I will add BWW to the list of restaurants that require a 5 point harness on my toilet.
That is all a massive overstatement. I think BWW is a fun sports bar with good-not-great wings. If you're only looking to eat buffalo wings and nothing else, it's probably not the best option in your town. By if you're looking for a bar with a ton of huge TVs, beer, and good wings, then it's a good option.
If I wanted real good wings in Ann Arbor I'd head to spots. If I wanted to watch the Bears game (which was never on, thanks to Lions games), I'd head to BWW for a couple hours on Sunday.
spots wings >>>>>>(infinity) buffalo wild wings. and at spots you leave with your digestive system intact.
In terms of wings, is BWW better than Big Wangs?
I'm partial to the Asian Zing, myself. The parm garlic is very good too.
Lump BWW in with Chili's, Applebee's, etc. etc. And all the other purveyors of re-heated or deep-fried frozen food.
a 2pt game is also a 2 score game.
No, it's not.
or it can be, anyway, depending on how you look at it. Team A and Team B each score 2 TDs. Team A misses both PATs, while Team B makes both. Team A loses by that final score. So they missed 2 scoring opportunities. Ergo, 2 score game. Linear thinkers, pshaw... :P
I know what you meant the first time, but you're applying the term incorrectly. A "two-score" game implies the MINIMUM number--not possible number--of scores required to eliminate a deficit. A 2-pt deficit can be eliminated with a single TD or single FG, thus it's a one score game.
just because that's the commonly understood usage of the term doesn't mean that the technical interpretation is incorrect, implications be damned! I'll argue with you until I'm blue in the... keyboard...
This is not the CFL
I think we could be in trouble if our starting safeties are not out there. This is especially the case since KSU apparently likes the long ball. If they are I think we'll be fine. I'd also like to see a pretty good pass rush generated against a team not much better than us in protecting the ball.
Speaking of which I will be really interested to see if Ohio State was a blip or if our offense is making some progress.
The game won't generate a lot of national recognition but internally it could be a decent barometer to the direction of our program.
We win 42-17. For the second game in a row people don't know whether to be happy or think "where the fuck has this been?"
Are we supposed to be happy when we lose to OSU?
Could have worded it better. I meant happy that we played great and made it a hell of a game instead of getting blasted in the face point blank with a cannon and losing by 50.
I took a peek at the KState Boards and they're mostly echoing what you said.
I'm a dumbass...nevermind. Go back to ignoring the silly Wings fan.
Hoke and Borges are gonna do some work on some wings. As for game, I don't like our chances. We have not proven to be a a competent road team. We have traditionally been even worse on the west coast. K-State has some pretty good special team which has been a weakness of ours for a while (sans fg's). Though he is old, Bill Snyder is a heck of a coach. I expect us to be outcoached/schemed once again.
Especially with 3 weeks to prepare, Snyder v Hoke greatly favors KSU.
That being said, it seems our playmakers (Gardner and Gallon) are more dynamic, which I feel will be a close win for M. (actually, it's just my inherent bias talking)
When we have extra time to prepare, we look pretty good too.
Agreed. Sparty had ZERO idea what was going on when we rolled up 168 yards and 6 points on them in their own backyard.
I'm pretty sure we shocked them by gaining 216 of our 168 total yards through the air.
I think we have looked worse after bye weeks under Hoke
I don't know... the two bowls are a wash, and I'd say last year's game we had a big advantage in that South Carolina had no idea what offense to expect with Denard's injury status being closely guarded. We haven't looked great after bye weeks, as others have noted.
...was painful to watch. That game made me realize how much we were going to miss Molk. That offensive performance after he left the game was enough to make me want to revote him as offensive MVP that year.
Our special teams have been just fine this year. Not sure what you're talking about.
KO's out of bounds. Coverage and return unit issues.. It may not have been "bad," but it was far from a strength.
Don't forget PSU
here comes the "BOWL GAME IS NOT A ROAD GAME...F#CK YOU IT IS TOO A ROAD GAME" debate again.
I'd rather they play a better opponent becuase Michigan seems to play up or down to the competition. It'll be a close game. Michigan plays terribly out west. Michigan probably loses in annoying fashion. I wish I had reasons to make me feel otherwise. Still, you can bet your ass I'll be watching and cheering on my team and HOPING for something good.
Michigan will pitch in a performance that leaves all of us fans excited for the future of this program.
Michigan 38, KSU 12.
Braxton Miller goes to the NFL and Ohio keeps Luke Fickel. All is right in the world.
This is my type of world
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is it abbreviated BW "3s" and not BW "2s?" What is the other W.
It used to be called Buffalo Wild Wings and Weck (a kind of roll used for roast beef sandwiches in that area).
I've been a little confused lately on if it is donut or doughnut.
I have settled on donut is more fun/ kiddie while doughnut is much more sophisticated.
Because when I read the word "doughnut" it makes me think they're nuts made out of dough or something. And I don't like nuts, damnit.
Originally called Buffalo Wild Wings & Weck, from which the abbreviation BW3 was created (the third W was for the beef on weck sandwich), the restaurant became a franchise; as of December 27, 2009, it had 652 locations (232 directly owned by the company, and 420 franchised locations) across 45 U.S. states.
Buffalo Wild Wings - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nevermind, turns out I'm wrong.
I will order wings that are at least a notch spicier than I can handle and will miss the entire 3rd quarter with an awful case of the hot poops, which damage will be compounded by the lack of quality TP in a venue such as Sun Devil Stadium and the general jostling and commotion of a public crapper.
Stone Cold Lock of the Century...of the Week
You've got a pretty quick digestive track there.
Are they going to have a wing eating contest?
1. Michigan defeats Holy Cross in basketball by a safe 15 points
2. Michigan wins the GLI championship outside at Comerica over WMU by 2 goals
3. Michigan demolishes KSU in the BWW Bowl by 20 points
4. Goblueram celebrates all of these events and his half-birthday with 20+ beers
then this happens:
(No prediction for the Winter Classic?)
Michigan plays WMU in the first round
"Hoke and Borges are gonna do some work on some wings."
I think Michigan wins by 10.
borges thinks for the 8th time that he's finally solved the power run game issues and has us plow straight into the line repeatedly despite the fact that it won't work. michigan is down by 10 at half as a result. in the second half, he opens it up more, but it's too little too late and we lose a close one. the calls for his firing intensify, brandon lets him stay.
Will he bring back the tackle over stuff?
I don't see why the heck not? It has to work after a month of preperation right? Plus I am like 93.7% sure Kansas State doesn't have tape because Bill Snyder is too old to use a VCR. You know, that super sophisticated techology the young whiper snappers are using nowadays.
He just uses it to watch "Pinocchio" on a continuous loop. For real.
Michigan wins by multiple scores, something like 42-21, busting out all sorts of newfangled gadgetry to defeat the mighty Wildcats. Beating a 7-5 team in a bowl game sets expectations high for 2014 (a la Notre Dame 2009 after their breathtaking performance against Hawaii in the 2008 Hawaii Bowl), in which Michigan will proceed to go 8-4.
If I see anybody ordering ranch.
- Giant water balloon launched from BWW satellite tackles KSU player going into the endzone as time-expires to ensure overtime game. Bros rejoice in BDubs across the world.
- Devin Gardner throws 8 interceptions
Kansas State 8-7
I think Michigan will roll them. I will make a daring assumption and say that Borges will call a good game.
After each of our two bye weeks there was a new O-Line the first game back. I will assume that the starting O-Line will be the same as in the OSU game. This means that a defined unit with game experience (as a unit) will have the equivalent of a couple of bye weeks to improve. Hopefully this means that blocking to a better understood scheme will improve.
Gardner will be healthier and has already proven that he is very accurate with time to throw and very good scrambling.
I will venture that other position groups will make the typical week-to-week improvements that we should be seeing throught the year.
I also am a homer and will find a way to convince myself that Michigan will win all of their games no matter the odds.
I think we'll have (relative) success on the ground again and begin to see a clear trend that the OL is improving finally. Gardner will be healthier and more dynamic running the ball, will probably throw for a lot of yards too, but also have INT issues once again.
Defensively, I hope to god we get the safety personnel sorted out, because Furman and Avery is just asking to get gashed in the running game AND passing game by that offense. That said, I like our front seven's unspectacular but disciplined style to stop the run game.
Michigan 31 - KSU 27
For what seems to be 70% of the posters here - try thinking for yourself and not just running with the sorry ass narrative of "we suck, and will suck, I love being a DB pessimist".
(If) you actually look at this season and take into account what exactly went wrong and contributing factors (hint - not everything was Al's play calling, Brady's no-headphones, or other common themes) you would see that we have a pretty explosive offense albeit young and still very erratic but getting better. We also have a pretty good defense for the most part that also is capable of very good performances.
If you are a true fan and not just a "yeah what the mods think" guy - then you would look at this game and be optimistic. Gardner will be more consistant. O-line will have time over the next few weeks to really fine-tune and put in a good performance, defense is not facing the OSU combo and will play an above season average statistically. Michigan should win this game by 10.
BTW - hearing that players are happy with the BWW connnections because they do like their food . Sorry that all of the highly developed pallets on the board feel this establishiment and the Bowl are beneath them.
Caribbean Jerk Wings beats the Bloomin Onion any day of the week in my opinion.
I love Caribbean jerk, spicy garlic and honey/hot BBQ.
Yeah, except that would be 'palates.'
Unless you're ordering crates of the damn things delivered on pallets, Homer.
Yep, anybody who predicts a Michigan loss isn't a true fan. They just have sand in their vagina, right?
KSU 42, M 21
Hoke's third year ends a 7-6 disappointment.
Brandon's frantic calls to the Harbaugh brothers are not returned. RR cackles.
This is a big game in terms of program perception. losing 5 of our last 6 will not be a good thing for the end of the year review process.
With Gardner fully healthy for the first time in forever, Michigan's offense plays very well against a mediocre defense that we can sort of run on. Meanwhile, Michigan's defense gets gashed on the ground a bit and gives up a long TD or two, but does enough to win. Michigan, 37-27.
Three straight end-arounds to start the game. They'll never see it coming. The second of three will be a double reverse, Gallon to Norfleet. Book it.
And try to be as nice a guest as your friend ben ji, and we won't have any problems, mkay?
I don't know much about KSU so I'm gonna say Michigan -31 KSU - 24. Huzzah!
we didn't pay attention to another 7-5 team in a conference that we don't care much about? Methinks you're over-estimating your impact on our world.
Pftt. I would never watch football on FS1. Are you kidding me? That channel is for one thing, and one thing only. And that is for two Canadians to make fun of themselves for not being American.
Michigan, K-State, Duke and Texas A&M players arrive in Tempe and Atlanta only to find out they've been duped. Instead of playing football, they all must travel to Cheyenne to observe and judge the annual cattle air show, where the BW3 Flying Buffalos will compete against the Chick-Fil-A Parachuting Cows.
The players will later be bused to BW3 headquarters to play with the buttons that control all the sprinkler heads in stadiums hosting all the other bowl games.
Drunk and in bed with 5 minutes to go in the 3rd quarter.
although that isn't much of a difference from the noon start against Iowa. Actually, no, that is the exact same way I acted.
Are you watching the game on DVR?
Is it Sunday afternoon?
(That's my plan!)
Who shows up? Who's got anything left? Is giving THIS coaching staff more time to screw with the offense really something we should be hoping for?
Raw talent dictates Michigan should win by at least one score.
Michael Vick (I think...probably) once said "Sometimes you have to overcome coaching." If Michigan can do that I think it's a good win, say 35-27. If they do what they're told and do not deviate from the game plan KSU wins 27-17.
Damn, I hate feeling this way.
If we get good Borges, we could win by 10-14 points, especially with a healthy Gardner and an improving (hopefully) O-Line.
If we get bad Borges, this has the makings of a 28-7 loss all over it. It'll be same story, different game. We'll go into the locker room with a slight deficit, since the defense is playing well but the offense can't get out of its own way and constantly goes 3 and out. By the time the 4th quarter rolls around, the defense is gassed, and K-State starts rolling.
Its so frustrating that we can't really make accurate predictions because we just don't know what version of the offense will show up. But if the bowl game goes badly, I think next year becomes make or break for Hoke. He's made his bed by keeping the offensive staff intact. For better or worse, he's sleeping in that damn thing.
Your'e harshing my buzz here.
The question is will they.
Michigan - 38
KSU - 24
1. Michigan's coaching staff stops trying to push the power scheme so much and instead ideologically adjusts to calling what the current players run most efficiently (still in a pro style offense, but adjustable to have more or less spread/power elements depending on personel). This is a trend that continues into 2014 and provides us all much-needed hope. The prototypical example of this is the great frequency at which M tries to make the power I work, with little success. Yes, you must keep defenses honest, but there were a number of times this year where a run up the gut was ill-advised given the personel we have.
2. Derrick Green makes a strong case for starting RB in 2014 by consistently picking up 3, 4, 6 yards with a few 10+ yarders interspersed. Toussaint plays largely the role of a third down back. Smith shows a bit of that "gliding" running style from the OSU game and appears to be moving into a much-valued change of pace RB role.
3. The OL looks much more cohesive and as a result, Gardner finally has a chance to spend 60 minutes developing his progressions instead of running for his life.
4. The team and coaching staff is happy with the win but alludes to a driving will to get vengeance in 2014.
5. Devin Funchess, having finalized his move to WR with his play this year, has 80-100 yards receiving and a brilliant TD which pushes us into conversation about a potential number switch to #1. His offseason is more than enough to earn him the jersey.
6. The coaching staff pulls a Beilein and opens up their offensive philosophy for next year. They decide to expand on the "controlling tempo" principle by not just utilizing clock-control offense, but also adding the ability to run offense at multiple tempoes (i.e. no huddle). 2014 revenge tour (a la 2006) commence.
This board needs MOAR of ^this^
Of course! It's going to be a long 9 months regardless, but if everyone is pessimistic and miserable, it'll be intolerable (as many others have iterated already).
Though I must stress that points #1 and #6 are concepts/adaptations that the coaching staff basically MUST make offensively for us to be a dangerous team (nationally speaking) next year. We cannot have the mentality of out-talenting and running a rigid system in this post-modern age of college football; I wholeheartedly think they should stick to their system, but have some flexibility, sir!
The players, of course, must take responsibility for their performances this year as well. What does that mean? Busting ass and working together in the off-season. It isn't rocket science to say that teams that bust it (together) with the youth + talent we have generally means significant improvement the following year.
If Hoke was truly going to "pull a Beilein," he'd fire half his staff and bring in some dynamic young assistant coaches.
That's highly unlikely to happen.
Well, Massey's simulator gives us about a 40% probability by their algorithm, and I believe we opened as 3.5 point underdogs, which I would take. I think it is a relatively close game (if we get a rhythm on offense, it may not be so close, of course - we have seen what we can do), but on paper, I would like Michigan's chances in this game. On a yards allowed basis, these are both Top 30 defenses too, so that could make things interesting at points. I could foresee a win.
If we come to play like we did against the Buckeyes, we will win no contest! Having said that, we better be able to stop the damn run. It will be a shootout otherwise!
No. 19 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl -- 12/28, 10:15 p.m.
Michigan 7-5 vs. Kansas State 7-5
Some late-night college football action for us all. We've seen the commercials for Buffalo Wild Wings, so there's no way to possibly know just what might happen in this game. No, wait, yeah there is. We know that no matter what happens Michigan fans will complain about it for four hours.
That is epic and so true.
Haha! More like four weeks.
Michigan 37, KSU 28. Close game broken open a bit in the 4th quarter.
Can someone kidnap Gorgeous Al before the game? Thanks in advance.
Kept Ohio from embarassing us and showed little bro' how to attack them. But whatever.
Just ignore all the bad games he has called.
Close game midway through the second - last thing I'll remember.
With our TD being defensive
Kstate has a decent defensive backfield that will make the oportune pick, if given the chance. Really like the returns these DB's make after the INT. However, keep the rock and get to the red zone for EASY MONEY. Nearly 92% fail rate in th Red Zone. Funchess anyone??? Or Butt. Basically KState is UM's defense, but not so good in Red Zone. I like our offense against our defense...apparently, so does Big AL who keeps game planning based on practice results. UM 37--Flat Lander's 28
Michigan 31 vs KSU 30 win!
I don't know who will win the game, but I predict that this game will have the highest ratings in its history
I'm not sure where to find historical bowl TV ratings, but I'll bet a lot of folks tuned in to watch Notre Dame get drubbed in '04.