Also of note: Oklahoma-ND.
Michigan vs Nebraska Open Thread
For Michigan, the piping looks more consistent from uniform to uniform.
Is it? I see Smith and Gardner have it under their nameplate, but not most of the others.
Not good. Injury already.
Step into a throw Denard!
With Denard I like him watching and settling down a bit first.
Why is Fitz our starter again?
If he hasn't broken out yet he's not going to.
So far. Keep it up and Martinez will make mistakes.
Way to stay in your lane, Jibreel!
D. We haz it.
After a neat pass conversion on 3rd and long, Nebraska stalls on their next set of downs. Gallon fair catches on the 16 yard line of Michigan.
They had a good pick and roll on our fair catch.
What is up with no flag there?
no kick catch interference? expect a flag thrown while game was at commercial.
Nebraska is horrid against the run.
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The defender hugged Gallon from behind before he caught the ball.
What's with the cute play-calling?
Beginning of game play calls=bad.
Anybody have a link?
Finally some big room for Fitz. That seems to e the only way he moves.
Fitz needs burst.
woot nice catch by tree
All Tree does is make huge catches.
ROUNDTREE YOU SON OF A BITCH! AMAZING!
Wooooooo! That was an awesome play action off the mesh.
Tree with a HUGE grab!!!! Within the 20 of NU
Way to lay out!
Way to go Tree!
That's what sucks about the big play though. Too far for the offense to run up on the play.
They are going to say it hit the ground...
They shouldn't be able to overturn it because he had his hand under the ball.
Damn. Looks like it moved.
I bet they overturn that
Sick wit ittogogit it!! Oh baaaaby!!
earning that jersey #!!
Roy my boy! Even if not a catch a good sign for things to come.
Hopefully it will still loosen up the front.
Cant be mad...
one angle that clearly showed the ball hit the ground. Moving does not mean it hit the ground.
I think that's a good call. Fucking A.
By VT in the Sugar Bowl.
15 yards on top of that
Wow. Make up flag.
Oh, nm. Looked better live. Way out in replay.
Was that conclusive??? Wtf the game is being ruined
/ al Pacino speech ghosts and such
Fuckin' busters. Nice shot downfield though.
That ref's mic is top notch.
Very good decision
Run the dang ball denard!!!
O-line killing Nebraska's D.
Denard my man, gotta scramble sooner!
Dang good job by the line
Please take off Denard.
Did anyone else yell 4 times at the tv for him to take off
I think I yelled 40.
If this is how good our OLine is now,imagine 2-3 years from now.
Is there a reason we don't use our tight ends?
Smith roughly as effective as Toussaint. What happened to Rawls?
Gotta just go for it. Too long for a FG.
It is not going to work.
But with Hoke comes Borges no?
Wile 53 yard FG no good.
No hook on that kick at all.
Why would you not pin them deep?
to kick that.
Why? Wile had the leg for that easily.
Denard needs to scramble sooner. He has some HUGE lanes.
If the D forces a 3 and out, we should roll on the next drive.
Agreed. We're killing them overall.
I sure as hell hope Borges doesn't call the whole game like this. What shitty play calling so far.
I can live with that decision.
Now that we've missed on points, I feel I should reflect on the replay standard. Conclusive evidence to overturn right? I didn't see that from the angles shown.
Refs really don't like seeing it touch the ground. Seems like they overturn those a lot.
Borges can't make Fitz stop dancing when he should burst north. Fitz gives up 2-3 every run.
Sure he can. He puts in Rawls an that stops Fitz dancing.
Coach Jackson sends the backers. Maybe Rawls hurt?
They seem to have a pretty good idea of what we're trying to do offensively. I think we are going to have to open up the playbook and make some plays downfield at some point.
Phew, 3 and out.
Put Norfleet or Dileo back there...
The risk of a fumble is that much greater, vs. the possible upside.
Damn. 2010 Gallon in there.
It hit him on the head
Gallon fumbled but fortunately the ball rolled out of bounds deep inside Michigan territory.
Just lets us have a really long TD drive that exhausts their D
Priming: 98 yard Denard touchdown run.
Ok. 99 yd Denard keeper?
Backed up on our own goal line with jittery Denard. It's going to be three runs and out. Better to punt than turn it over.
Oh sweet baby Jesus. Why is Fitz in?!
Love the I formation.
Juke that tackler and there was a lot of green.
While being wrapped up and tackled.
Keep pounding that shit up the middle! Hell with the east west stuff!
First down Michigan.
In an unrelated note, it just gets better and better down in Auburn. Down 35-7 in the second. Delicious.
for a dramatic Auburn upset in the Iron Bowl!
It's also set for some very nice TWIS, but at this point, the fan base might be at the acceptance stage.
Think this Denard and Fitz combo will wear Neb down. Watch for breakdowns in d in 2nd half.
Horrid blocking there.
wth was that borges...
Poor play call there.
They're sending 8 guys! That's not going to work!
Someone needs to tell Borges we actually have to score to win the game
They stack 8 in the box, we hand to Toussaint.
I agree. He sucks.
with 11 defenders near the line of scrimmage, terrible playcalling.
There are no holes. We have no push. It's not Fitz's fault. Don't compare him to Denard, who is one of the best players in the country running.
He can run if Borges calls the correct plays for him
That time it was scheme. But Fitz has lost his burst he had last year. Too hesitant.
Good job coverage team. Let the ball hit you in the legs.
Early play calls = :(
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/stud?s=t: Rex Burkhead not mentioned.
I thought this was the worst line ever, glad someone else that that too
Did anyone else see the side judge walk 2 yards farther up? Side note, we need to throw out of the I-form
Woo, chop block not called on us!
Really? 3rd and 3 and that's what you call? Im sick of this play calling.
BADASS 3rd down call AL
End of 1st tied at zero.
The D is playing well again and the O not so much.
Weird to say that our D is winning us games again. Imagine if our offense way showing up. We'd be killing everyone.
No tigers thread tonight, but I figure some on here will be interested to know they're down 1-0 top 2nd
Hopefully they don't shit the bed again tonight. It's just depressing.
First quarter observations: Nebraska is not Michigan State. Our offense not quite able to take advantage.
TE? We have one how bout some out routes? Thank God we have a D.
Not the perfect start to the game, but not terrible either. Our defense has calmed down the crowd and our offense has shown they are capable of moving the ball. I'll take it.
We need a turnover.
Nebraska attacking Michigan in the air buoyed by the accurate arm of Martinez.
So nebraska O makes first adjustment..coming out throwing to start the 2nd Q.
Blown coverage is blown.
That was reminiscent of OSU last year
Soon as it is said the D is playing well...
Why the hell are their WRs so fucking open?!
We look like sh*t.
When Oklahoma has already scored?
Because its Notre Dame. They're a perennial BCS contender!
I didn't know they were rated. They've played soft, made mistakes and been suspect for a few years, but that's college football.
How are they getting beat so badly?!
Talk about getting shredded...
That was way to easy and fast. Looks like our offense used to.
But be our guest.
So lets see if Borges will make adjustments now, or whether he will continue to run into 8+ man boxes...
Jesus, how are their WRs so wide open?
Yeah. No one was within 10 yards of their best receiver.
Red sperm flying out of the stadium...
Pathetic coverage. However, I'm still on the D's side. The offense has shit the bed so far tonight.
MO....MENTUM is what happens when you have a stalling offense with no urgency or fire.
You have to score to win.
We're both of those busts on Gordon or the respective corners?
First one was on Taylor. He jumped the route expecting a short pass... Second one looked like Gordon got picked
First one was on Taylor. He jumped the route expecting a short pass... Second one looked like Gordon got picked
Wow - our d was ripped to shreds there. And with our play calling, it might be time to see if there's a stream for the Michigan hockey game instead (since the Tigers are wetting the bed again too).
I'm a little worried now. Offense hasn't done anything.
Cue rcmb-like meltdown
So basically Nebraska got away with what should have been a penalty...
Okay everyone, we have three quarters to get that back. Settle down
Gallon sweeps continue to be effective.
Gotta make some plays!
Is a horrible receiver.
Denard converting 3rd downs in the air == happiness.
Man, I love Denard, but he's too determined to be a pass-first QB.
assessment ever. Run the ball.
We need to make a big play, get momentum, and shut those fans up.
Man I can't handle the liveblog - too many people bitching about every play
Open thread is the way to go
That's the spirit!
Doubt it. I bet they'd love a repeat of last year's game.
I thought you were leaving?
The Fingers Lake Impact.
We are gonna bitch when we look like sh*t. And, right now we look like sh*t. We will make adjustments, especially on D. But, right now we don't look great. They are exposing some weaknesses that we have. I'd like to see get the ball to Funchess. Who can cover him?
Was just plain creepy.
Say no to mascots Dave.
The Corn Pit
Denard is getting hit hard in this game.
GET READY FOR A PASSING DOWN!!!!
WTH are these play calls?
I am so hateful right now
Um. He's caught three passes.
Nebraska has a terrible D wtf are we doing?
Ohio put 63 on these guys
Miss St about to be crazy exposed.
So should I be concerned that Jackson is currently our leading receiver? I'm thinking yes...
Couple big third downs - we really need to get Fitz or Rawls going today though
Once again they can't get a running back going. I just wish they could blow guys off the line Of scrimmage
Bailed out by a penalty.
That was a dirty hit, players should be thrown out of a game if they put their head down when tackling.
He rubbed the "N" of his helmet hitting Hopkins' helmet. How the hell can anyone argue he didn't lead with his head?
Personal fouls helping us out today
The fly sweep drinking game.
We're at the 35 of Nebraska. Our O is doing some things right.
LIL' Red is so creepy.
You can sit on his lap!
Getting into way too many 3rd down situations.
Probably the most basic passing game in D1
Man Nebraska has all of our plays scouted...
All five of them?
No more long FG attempts please?!
4 drops already...
I thought you weren't watching the offense? Fucking liar.
How long has it been since we have scored a TD?
Can we catch a ball all the way to the ground please.
Anyone notice the wrong photo next to gibbons name, it's cracking me up.
got it..nice job Gibbons!
Holy hell, Gibby!
Gibbons is becoming a weapon, wow!
He is and has been!
The receivers are killing us today.
Wow. Brunette girls for the win.
Holy fucking shit balls Gibbons is the man
Gibbons FG GOOD
Way to go Brendan!!!
Woo! Nice kick Gibbons
Brunettes and beer guts for the win!
Whatta fieldgoal. Good for Gibby! I didn't know he had that distance in him.
Nice kick Gibbons... we need TDs though.
Keith. Fucking. Stone.
Borges nice use of the Tecmo Bowl offense tonight. Run left. Run right. Deep pass. Short pass.
*sigh* I know Ohio had these guys at home, but what the hell?
Ohio also almost lost to Purdue and we beat the shit out of them. Doesn't mean a thing.
I'm starting to forget what it feels like to score a TD. 5+ quarters and counting...
Ok, D. Lets do this.
I'll take the points, but we're not winning this game on field goals like last week. Nebraska has an offense that can actually score.
Lets make something happen!
I don't see one
Incomplete passes! A cornucopia of good tidings!
Good hold by the D.
Three and out. Nice.
Good stop D!
I can't believe this guy is a better passer than denard
Manning camp. Personal trainer who is a QB guru.
There you go.
Just look at his motion. Terrible. I blame Borges, or more accurately, think UNL OC is really good.
Now how about a TD...
How many drives has it been since our last TD? I think we're due!
Need. better. playcalling.
ND making us look better by keeping Oklahoma at bay.
ya ND is turning out to be the real deal this year
I'd rather ND be out of contention for the NC. Failing that I want to watch them play Oregon or Alabama.
The amount of media timeouts in this game is ridiculous
Lets see if our brilliant O coordinator can actually call some decent plays this drive. Oh, who am I kidding.
Wow. Braxton Miller regressing into last year form. 36.8% passing today.
A receiver caught the ball!!!
That was fun to watch.
Nice throw denard!
We're moving the ball. Deep breaths.
Roundtree having a solid night thus far, regardless of that first call.
I'm going to call that the MF'ing I Form... F'ing useless
Dangerous throw, but it paid off.
Bah! Why do we not have any other backs in?!
I like how Borges constantly reminds fans that the I form doesn't work. I'd hate for someone to have any doubt
We're getting bailed out by their complete lack of respect for the rules.
Looks like Voldemort
That should have been caught really. Hit him in the hands.
That was a weak holding call
We're going to run that 1-2 yard Toussaint carry UNTIL THEY RESPECT IT!
We need a TD badly right here.
Going north and south
Toussaint gains 3 instead of 2 or 0. Progress!
God, I miss Molk. :-(
I'm just waiting for Denard to keep it and bounce it outside for a long one.
Denard hurt his hand again...