Oh no, throwing hand injury on Denard.
Michigan vs Nebraska Open Thread
Damn it, Denard! Go out of bounds!
That is unfurtunate
The only good sign when Denard gets hurt is that it has never been serious. In other words he'll probably be back
If not im going to piss on your car...
I hope so..we haven't really seen it much yet
Classy Nebraska fans chanting "bullshit"...
Shit. Denard's a competitor, but with a trip to Indy on the line, that's why you go out of bounds.
Can't see anything else...
Bellomy its your go.
He's coached to take as my h time as possible so Bellomy can warm up and be ready
I like Russ he just isn't ready.
Looked like his own face mask just landed on his hand.
Hopefully he is just hurt like usual and not injured.
Please let it be a boo boo please let it be a boo boo please let it be a boo please let it be a boo boo
Why do we insist on running zone reads with Bellomy..
Good fake, but Denard Bellomy is not.
Otherwise fg attempt
Come on Russ!
Yet another drop..
Man, we have dropped SO many passes the past two weeks
On second thought, that was just well behind
Jump it. Tree, Gardner and Funchess. Let one of them go up
fuck. bellomy had him.
Bellomy stared him down
Why not call a timeout to gameplan?
HAVEN'T SEEN A TOUCHDOWN IN 6 QUARTERS
Come on man set your feet and that's a TD.
And still no TD...
That Russell sucks. He hasnt shown anything in the times he's been in...
Your logic is incredibly flawed.
Gibbons FG GOOD
We might suck at QB next year.
Russell aint gettin it done
I think the offense will look drastically different next year.
We aren't very good running plays under center and I can't stand Borges. The real question is will we ever score a TD again? Ohio put up 63 on Nebraska we have six at half.
We have two freakin timeouts left. Use them!
Where are all of you that were bitching about Denard last week and wanted bellomy to take over the job? great throw to Funchess eh?
Oh here come the excuses... Stop doubting hoke he obviously knows what he's doing if he thought Russ was better he'd play him.
Bellomy should know how. It's getting a free education to Michigan to know what the fuck to do out there
Another field goal! Guess we will keep hunting that elusive TD.
Man... come back after the half Denard! Pretty please?
Good job by Bellomy to not get crushed or pick.
Fuck we need Denard.
Seriously. Our offense has fallen off a cliff since we dominated Illinois and Purdue.
It's gotta be Gardner time!
Ok. Pick six? Anything! I want to see a TD!!!
My money is on Gallon or Norfleet taking it to the house.
Washington nice tackle.
Probably unpopular, but I'd rather have the more seasoned Gardner slinging in the big road game at night.
Lets pick up the d blue!
Get off the field D!
FUMBLE Mich ball!!!!!
Good things happened!
We needed that turnover. Hopefully our OLine can start getting a push.
Pretty sure he was down.
Nice play des, go blue!!!
Gerald Ford would be proud.
That's a fumble
Looks like he was down
So do we get jobbed on another review?
Your move, replay officials.
We haz it!
He's not down!
Lol - "his right knee was on his foot" - does that means he's down by the transitive property of exterioir limbs?
Definitely a fumble.
Can't see how they overturn that.
They can't overturn this.
I was worried that I jinxed our turnover. Lets go O.
We get the call this time
This offense is going to be painful to watch if Denard can't come back
That 1st down pass was awful
This is not going to work
Bellomy still in, INC on 1st down.
A look into the future, no?
How do they get to tackle before the ball is there without a call?!
Needs to get some separation.
So our WR's don't seem very good...
Wide. Fucking. Open.
Gardner. I want him.
That throw was all nerves.
I'll say it: Bellomy looks horrible.
2nd down was Bellomy's fault.
lol, wow Bellomy! I could have hit that one
Wow - please come back Denard!!!
Wow. Settle down Russ.
Bellomy is rancid
Wow and I questioned Denard's throwing...geeze
Shit. Blown opportunity.
Well at least he didn't do something stupid and turn it over but I would say put Gardner in for the 2nd half.
Russell has been horrible all year!
Now we don't run? WTF Al?
Exactly! We have two timeouts at :00! Pathetic!
This is pathetic
He is sh*&$% his pants.
Bellomy not bellamy
I mean, maybe it's time to throw Gardner in there. Bellamy could not look more terrified.
Worst half ever.
Hoke will calm him down. I bet he's back in after the half and playing better. I doubt we see Denard again tonight.
7-6 Nebraska at the half.
So I realize he's one of our top receivers but at what point do you put Gardner on at QB?
Doesn't matter if he's a top receiver if the other QB can't hit him. I feel for Devin...he wants to be a QB more than anything, he's more experienced, and for months the coaching staff said unequivocally that he was still the #2 guy. Time to give him his shot.
Where's the timeout, either team?
He wasn't any better than Bellomy.
Not to mention more experience with this offense as both a QB an receiver.
Maybe not passing but at least he can run. Yeesh Bellomy can't do either right now.
Gardner played very well last year in the second half against Illinois.
Six straight quarters and we haven't scored a TD.
If I were bellomy i would be nervous too... he has to get his head on soon though if denard can't get back in.
You can't blame Bellomy. He has no game experience outside of cleanup duty, and most of the time he was handing off to Rawls anyway. He has one in-game completion prior to today.
This is an incredibly intimidating environment for a guy with minimal experience, and knowing full well how much is at stake.
In starting to think you haven't either.
No but we've watched a couple of serious football games...what does that matter?
So... that 2nd down pass where had Funchess and no one within 5 yards of him with no pressure and wasn't even close looked okay
Perfect for blitzes and young QB.
So missing a wide open TE in the flat by 5 yards isn't an easy confidence building throw?
Jesus, guys. Give the kid a break. That goes for everyone; Borges included.
Our putrid offense gives Sparty's a run for its money. Sigh.
Our O could be in real trouble next year. Lose Lewan, no quality QB with experience oming back, no haus in the backfield. Hopefully, Hoke can work his magic.
There is a very real chance that Shane will be starting next year. If Gardner was a viable option they would have put him in over Bellomy
Shane certainly is going to have a shot but my guess is it is going to be an open competition going in. He'll have to earn it against guys who will have much more time in the system.
We won't allow Nebraska to get in FG range. Like others have said, outside of the "pick play" the D has been swarming and looked pretty good.
I'll take a 12-10 win in a heartbeat. I'd prefer a more comfortable margin of victory but just get to the BT Championship game.
I just really don't get the playcalling sometimes. Bellomy comes in, high pressure situation, and you call four straight passes. Fuck, Al. Why don't you just come take my sandwich too?
You do realize that there were only 51 seconds left on that possession, right?
You come out on there 45....probably need to get 10-15 yards. Not sure you can run the ball in that situation. Bellomy needed to hit Funchess wide open on the flat route.
Here's hoping that Denard comes out in the 2nd half....Nebraska gets 2nd half kick-off. Defense needs to play a really good half of football!
We needed ten yards.
Hoke did say Denard "will be alright" when asked about the second half. Hopefully that means he'll be back in.
Would you really expect Hoke to say, "Denard is done for the night."
I hope you are right, but i wouldn't count anything Hoke is saying right now.
Borges has 15 minutes to either get Denard healthy, calm down Bellomy, or get Gardner ready. One bad drive (give credit to their "pick-play" execution). Other than that drive Michigan's Def is playing well......GO BLUE!
I'm not surprised he's looked awful considering it's his first time in the spotlight on the road with 86000 screaming Husker fans.
ESPN app said he has a cut elbow on the push notification
Dang phone - ESPN app said Denard had a cut on his elbow.
Robert Smith is a moron.
This is a fact
Halftime meltdown mitigation post:
The game isn't over. It's halftime. We're down by a meager one point and aside from one drive our defense has stifled Nebraska. Denard may yet come back, but even if he doesn't Bellomy or Gardner are both more than capable of winning this game. The status of Taylor Martinez is equally unknown. And finally:
Robert Smith is a dick
Eff you Tate Forcier.
Agreed. Having a serviceable backup would be amazing.
Who in the hell is going to win the Heisman?
As much as it sucks because they play in the "no defense" Big 12, I think it's Klein's to lose at K State. But I'd give t'eo some love, too. He's made some HUGE plays.
Thinking ahead here.... Is Shane our starting QB next year?
Tate have any eligibility left?
Why end our wild QB ride of the last 4 years now?
Bellomy looked shaky, but anyone drawing conclusions about next season based on a couple of series in this game is not being fair to him.
Nebraska's qb sitation is equally bad right now since Martinez is injured. We just need our defense to play the way it's playing and anything can happen.
Come down and get a field goal !!!
I think a lot of people just need to take a deep breath. It's hard to play on the road. Our defense has been sensational outside of one drive, and our offense (with Denard) has moved the ball but just hasn't cashed in (although I really thought we were going to score a TD if he hadn't gone out of the game when we were inside their 10). I think we are the better team and if we can get our QB back, we'll win. Keep in mind, NU may be shorthanded at QB as well.
Who's thier backup QB? Would be interesting to see what happens with 2 backup QBs.
We had the ball for 20 min and scored 6pts with 0 TO's. Al is a genius.
Rutgers losing. Big surprise.
Silly pollsters thinking the Big East still doesn't suck.
How do we not call a time out with a second left and chuck the hail Mary to dvd the half?
Bcuz BluRays are much higher definition.
The only game going on right now is Bama. Swell.
Gotta be that funny bone thing right? Hoke says it happens time to time and he loses sense in the arm. Hopefully, he has regained the feeling.
Uh oh, Denard does not look good there.
Denard looks done.
Nooo denard has a coat on...not good
Ok. Here's what's up, Al. The delay hand offs aren't working. Neither is the deep or screen mentality in the passing game. Lets run some slants, maybe a Gallon jailbreak screen since that always seems to do something for us. Oh, and we have these giant options named Gardner and Funchess. They're like 5-6 inches taller than the DBs - throw it to them, occasionally.
I just want to see us play one good first half against a decent opponent when it matters. I'm not taking away from some "crucial" wins over the last couple years but as of late our offense just looks flat against opponents where we obviously need to look urgent and ready to win. I known our heart is there so here's to the second half! GO BLUE!
The D is going to have to score now...
What's with the short kickoffs tonight?
You are kidding me. That was hardly a personal foul.
I want to hear from all of those posters that wanted to try Bellomy over Denard early this year.
Is Rawls hurt? Why isn't he getting any touches? If Denard can't play put devin in, Bellomy looks nervous and frankly Gardner has not really looked comfortable ever at wr...he has had about 7 drops this year...offense looks bad...it looks like we have about 5 plays...
Floyd he was already out of bounds. Christ !
That was not a late hit. Wow.
That was a late hit he made contact out of bounds
you have to be FUCKING kidding me
Shit call there.
They didn't bring him down , and Martinez was in...WTF, that was a fumble
Lets just put flags the girls. BS!
Ease on Floyd. Freshmans make stupid mistakes. Wait...what?
He gave Martinez a hug...that's not a "hit"
Int let's goooo
Nice! D keeping us above water!
Way to go D!!
I-Form run just went for 7, kids. Write it down.
We will find out what our O is all about.
Morio gave that ball the death stare.
Fitz it is YOUR time.
Man, without Denard this is going to be a struggle
More receivers dropping the ball...
Catch the damn ball!
HOLD ON TO THE DAMN BALL
HOLD ON TO THE GODDAMN BALL
To help him out.
Good throw Bellomy.
Worse game of the season
WRs have to help.
This is the one time I'm ok with the I Form.
Without Denard, this game just became a lot harder. And oh yeah, catch the ball Gallon.
And yet another drop by recievers, this time causing an interception...
Worst case scenario, Bellomy can play defense...
un fucking believable
Catch the damn ball!
Fuck.... that's it folks.
Shit guys! Hold on to the damn ball! Poor Russ!
I think I know what it must be like to be a Michigan State fan this season
Ball was on the ground, are you kidding me, it's incomplete
Oh my lanta
How is that not down?!
Vincent Smith has to be down
Either it's complete or a incompletion?!
I need an explanation here if there is one. Anyone?
Is a fucking disaster
Did we not run after a 7 yard gain to get the first?
Catch and down right?
Wouldn't he be down?
Either it's a catch and he's down or an incompletion.
ball hit the ground
Hit the ground!
Lesson on physics: the ball will not go shooting in the air unless the nose of it hits the ground
THAT WAS A CATCH!!!!!
Catch the damn ball!
That was an incomplete pass
How can they not at least review it? That is comical?
What. The. Fuck? No review?!
Stand up D!
Where was the replay?
How is he not down after he catches the ball?
He never caught the ball
Bellomy is not getting any help tonight. We're consistently dropping easy passes.
I don't understand the call on the int.
Why no review after that one?
for some explanation.
My one complaint about Hoke - how is he not fighting that call? Completion and down - fight for the right call dammit!
Hes like red in that way
Martinez's ankle doesn't look great
Im the game. How did this kid beat out Gardner?
That ball hit the ground more than the first overturned ball to Roundtree
Martinez is limping so badly t hey should go all out blitz on him.
Save us DG....
I want both QBs back healthy. For this game, rest of the season, and rest if their lives.
I was watching the tigers game! What the fuck?! Are you shitting me? That has to be the worst call I've ever seen in my life.
This is horse shit! Seriously! Are these the 1997 Big 12 refs or something?
Uhh, do people seriously think that was a completion and down by contact? Seriosuly? Come on guys, we're better than that
Well, it's either that or an incompletion with the ground blowing it up.
In college you're down when you're down - no contact needed.
You have to possess the ball through the entire play - so it's not a completion. So it either hit the ground, and is incomplete, or it didn't and is an interception. Catch and down is absolutely not an option
There's no way it results in an interception, though. Not unless Gallon is the best volleyball digger ever.
Or Smith. Shit. I'm so pissed.
I think it was Smith, right? The replay was not conclusive either way - my guess is that it probably did hit the ground and should have been incomplete. But I maintain my original point - no way in hell is that a catch
3rd and goal. A FG would leave Michigan battered but alive.
For once I'd like Brady to turn purple with rage.
I know this has already been asked but why did Hoke not ask for a review?
I'm with you.
So this isn't the NFL, he doesn't have to be touched to be down... WTF? I'm dumbfounded... and the announcers didn't make a big deal about it either. What am I missing?
Smith didn't have possession therfore he couldn't be considered down, but the ball hadn't hit the ground so it wasn't dead...therefore the Int is good.
It might have been an incompletion; there's no way it could have been a catch (which requires control all the way through the contact with the ground). And if he didn't catch it he couldn't have been down.
Holy shit balls we have played like shit at night since UTL.
On the other hand was the replay ref in the bathroom?
We played like shit for UTL too until like tr last 10 minutes. If that.
The Bama game. That was a rough night.
Only down by 7 not horrible considering how we're playing
Big stop there!
can denard PLEASE come back in now?
Good job D!
I know they don't turn back, but damn it