dammit tackled by the shoelace.....
Michigan vs Purdue / Afternoon Games Open Thread
It's time for Fitz to sit.
I see Arizona is still up a service break in the third set on Stanford.
He seems to be reading/waiting for blocks instead of just running past everyone
runs there is big gaping hole, Fitz runs and there is two or three guys in the backfield immediately. I don't think the issue is with Fitz, the push is just completely different. Not sure what people are expecting from Fitz, when there is nowhere to go. I don't think the other RB's would be having anymore success.
but i also think denard is great at finding a crease even to make minimal yardage.
disputing Denard's running ability obviously, but there have large creases on most of his runs. I don't recall seeing any large creases, on any of Fitz's runs.
Is in for a rough film session.
Agreed. Heard the refs say #75 too many times today.
Fitz is averaging less than 2 yards per carry. I know Purdue's interior D line is good, but this is ridiculous. We should give Rawls, Hayes, or Norfleet some carries here or there just to see what comes of it.
Agreed. His YPC has been abysmal.
think the other RB's would be able to do anything more, when the running lanes aren't there?
I would normally agree, but Fitz has done an extraordinary amount of dancing rather than heading upfield this game. I'm not saying replace him as the starter, just give a couple carries to the other backs to see if they can have better success.
Wow. Can we get a TD?
This half has sucked, offensively.
That's it Gibbons!
After a few drinks, I am not kicking any of them out of bed for eating crackers.
Tipped at the line when denard is throwing twenty yards downfield?
Kickoff coverage is streaky at best.
What ever happened to booting it through the endzone on kick offs?
Turf monster ate the Purdue returner.
Where the hell was Roh going?
Pretty good tackling today all around
Has been playing some very solid football, interception baby!!!
WTF is Bolden doing cold cocking that guy? I think we've been watching too many sparty games
That wasn't unacceptable?
Wooooo! We're gonna win.
Please get a TD .
nice interception, now for a td
a good thing
Fitz with another impressive two-yard run.
I love TDs
Marve looks like Miggy
who was supposed to be blocking for Fitz on that one?
No one. That's part of his punishment
Assume the position, Purdue.
And Fitz grabs a loss from the jaws of a two-yard run.
Like that play, if he just drives forward, it's 4 yards. instead he gets nothing.
Of daylight all year for some reason..
He had one run at the beginning of the 2nd half against ND, but that is about it. Not sure what the issue is, but he looked a lot more decisive last season. I am sure it's a combination of the OL and how he's running. I'd like to see another RB get some reps though, especially Rawls.
Let's stop running Denard now that we have a sure victory. Please.
you want him to start throwing on every down?
Looks like they might be headed for a third-set tiebreaker.
Arizona has 598 yards, Stanford 572.
I was really looking forward to a full season of fitz tearing it up before the season started. I can't understand why he's so ineffective now.
this half. The D is playing well and Purdue's O is obviously mediocre at best. Normally I don't like when teams sit on the lead, but sometimes the circumstances are appropriate to do so.
Fitz's stats right now. 17 carries for 20 yards. 1.2 yards per carry. It'll be big for him to get going during conference play.
FYI, Denard has 89.9% of our offensive yardage right now.
Gibbons now 3/4 on FGs today.
Now that's a classic RR score.