BTN's showing the 2009 Michigan v. Iowa game right now. A loss, yes, but the offense still showed signs of brilliance (and a few turnovers), putting up the most points on Iowa's defense the entire year.
chance of bowl: 13.6%
This was B. Graham's best game last year as well. He was in the backfield almost every play.
Especially when you consider than BG lined up against a high first round pick (Bryan Bulaga) and pretty much manhandled him.
I feel like had we pulled this one off, the year would have been so much different. Though i guess you can say that about any game we lost (except maybe Penn State, i never really felt like we were in that one to begin with)
it would have....because we would have made a bowl game, assuming we smack down on Baby Seal U
I just turned this on but had to turn it off, makes me to frustrated to watch them blow this game.
Reminds me of a game from 1995. We moved the ball so well on the ground, but our passing game did us in. Ugh. Thank goodness we can actually start experienced players at QB next season.
such a promising start to this game. Then came the turnovers and the secondary never stopped them on 3rd down. We still had some hope at this part of the season. Little did we know we would lose the rest of the Big 10 schedule.
That won't happen this year!!!!
Denard will redeem himself this season.
I hope we just run all over them this year. Is their defense going to be any good?
Dear SwordDancer710 -
Maybe. It depends on how often they can stop the pass and the run. And create turnovers.
Mr. Tauto Logy
Greg Mathews muffing that punt return late in the 3rd Q really took the wind from our sails.
We had all the momentum before that.
I forget just how close we stayed with Iowa in this game. The 30-28 final score is no aberration. One or two plays was really the difference.
You can definitely tell that Tate is not in the same physical state as ND/WMU in this game. There is no crispness to his passes at all.
I can't bring myself to watch that game; it hurt bad enough the first time.
That was one of the most interesting games last year to watch, IMO. That last drive hurt, though. I might have to turn the game off.
I know whats going to happen but it still pisses me off to watch.
Not exactly a secret that they killed us this game. Once this team learns how to take care of the football we'll be a hard team to beat...even w/ a shaky defense.
Pretty much all season.
I was visiting a friend in Chicago on this weekend. He took me to a bar called Duffy's to watch the game. A DJ would play loudly during every commercial break. The crowd only seemed to half care about what was going on in the game. Immediately after the clock hit 0:00, the DJ cranked up the music and everybody started dancing.
Do not ever watch a Michigan football game at Duffy's.
+1 for your name.
I just read through the play-by-play at ESPN and was reminded of how close we were to winning this one. Despite the turnovers - we were at our 38 yard line at 2nd and 5 with one minute to go and a field goal would have won it. The interception then can be ascribed to true freshman QB and I am confident that with the QB maturity that we have now - we would have won it. Although - Minor was effective in that game - and it is difficult to project whether one of our current RBs will rise to challenge as well as Minor did.
Iowa is coming to Ann Arbor this year. I think, in balance, we are better than last year while they would, at best, be as good as last year - so chances are that we will avenge last year's heartbreak.
To me running back is going to be the most exciting position to watch next year. Consensus generally holds that QB play should be improved if not quite up to excellent yet, but running back is going to be really interesting to see play out. We have so many talented, unproven young players that are going to be thrust into the mix--Cox, Shaw, Smith, Toussaint, Hopkins (maybe more?). Even in the absolute worse case scenario, where none separates himself from the pack, we have the ability to ninja opposing defenses with our menagerie of various running back styles.
Denard you had a guy wide open to your right! Ugh soooooo close...
Take care of the football + Cover the tightend = Michigan having a good chance in the 4th quarter at home
I have so much trouble watching games we have lost twice. It's getting spit on twice. Hopefully Stanzi gives us some free gifts. He likes to hand them out it seems.
This year game is going to be tough,but it's at home and it's homecoming.i see us pulling out a victory either to give us 6 wins or keeping our record clean.remember Lyold Carrs third season?
the BTN balanced it out by showing the Wisconsin comeback this morning.