Just run, Fitz! Don't dance!
Michigan vs Purdue / Afternoon Games Open Thread
That play was three yards if Fitz rides his momentum. Attack the hole.
Denard throwing the fastball. Nice toss.
Fitz is reminding me of Montee Ball so far this year. They just aren't running with power. Montee just started to come on a little so hopefully Fitz will follow suit.
Gardner has got to catch that one..
That girl had P on her face.
Hager-up woo woo. Hager-up
Robert Marve is in.
All Jake does is win...
Diggin' deep into the playbook now.
Marve is a 6th year senior? Redshirt and a medical?
That was a cool play
Tough to get mad about that play, good execution by the offense
Cackle with knowing glee if... The ACLeohant is in
Hook and lateral. This play brought to you by 2008.
Too little, too late? Where was this offense earlier?
He has no knees left. Blitz his balls off!
Defense starting to come back down to earth...
Oakland has started as well, for any Tiger fans out there. Unfortunately, it is 1-0 Oakland in the first on a leadoff HR.
Probably because he's made of glass.
Love seeing Campbell repeatedly hustling to the play at the sideline on the WR screens.
Come on, D.
What the hell?!
Where was the penalty??? Terrible call!
WTF? that wasn't a late hit and it should have been intentional grounding
knees like that?
Defense getting back into beast mode...
I got to applaud Marve on this drive though. It's clear the boy can hardly move but his gutting it out. Well played sir.
with a torn acl?
Love me some Jake Ryan
wreaking havoc today
31-13 12:46 4Q
Way to hold, D!
Watch the onside kick here. Hope knows they don't have much chance if they trade possessions with us.
Let's go O! Score a few more times to make me feel better.
These idiot fans are cheering like thewy're about to take the lead when they're down by 3 touchdowns.... do they understand football? And why even bother with the FG?
Tigers just tied it up @ 1
Arkansas over Auburn 24-7
Army over Boston College 34-31
North Carolina over VTech 48-34
Auburn losing might help us in some recruiting battles. Chizik's seat might be heating up.
Denard looks slower today? Or am I crazy?
Think it's the grass on Purdue's field.
Denard. Umm. Wow.
dammit tackled by the shoelace.....
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.
Being negative on everything doesn't make you right when it happens.
Arizona-Stanford going to OT tied at 48. Could we see another 67-65 3OT-esque game?
68 first downs.
1198 total yards.
and that's just in regulation.
Denard dings his throwing hand. Fackitty Fack Fack.
that's a bad joke right?
Unfortunately nope, he hit his own hip on the follow-through on the third down play of the previous drive.
Was I drunk, or did JT cut his dreads off during the off week?
looks like they're gone
4th down stop!
Has been very impressive, great fundamental football being played
Please put Bellomy in the game now. Not only for Denard's health sake, but for Danny Hope as well.
What do you know. Running forward, huh?
Look at Rawls take on that first tackler!
may be earning many more future carries.
Rawls? Let's get it!
purdue in an upset? kiss my ass, herbstreit.
Starting RB controversy... BEGIN!!!!
Fitz goes down after that first hit I think. I'd love to see a lot more of Rawls going forward.
Fat bastard has stolen his mojo.
Thank you! I think Fitz should still start, but why not give some of the other backs opportunities to make some plays, especially when the game is largely decided.
Um, Rawls had more yards on this drive than Fitz did all day.
That's still true even if you only count his yards after contact.
Rawls earning some playing time, perhaps?
307 rushing yards for Michigan versus 47 for Purdue. Not bad. To think that there were talking heads that really thought this was going to be a Purdue win.
Zona is toast.
I think rumors of Michigan's demise/Purdue's resurgence were slightly exaggerated. Suck it Herby, Corso, Valenti, Stoney, et al. Hootie was the only sane one on the Gameday set today.
He always has somethin negative to say about Michigan
Hoke is thinking am I gonna have to bench my thousand yard rusher and start Rawls?
Thats what north south looks like boys.
Purdue turnover. LOL
who is the guy in the suit chatting with Denard on the sidelines?
I'd like to see Bellomy air it out one of these days..oh well awesome win boys
44-13 is the final from West Lafayette. See you in Indianapolis.
I thought Purdue was going to win...
To be honest, so did I. Thought being a road game we'd have a tough time against what was supposedly a good Purdue defense. Looks like Herbie's as stupid as I am.
open to question.
If nothing else get Fitz's head back in it
remember this game going forward
to Indy if the defense plays the way they have in the last two games, and turnovers on offense are kept to a reasonable level. Only missing link, at the moment, is the RB running game. Not sure what do to there, I still think it is largely due to a lack of holes, but maybe a couple more carries for Rawls may be in order.
Dominant road performance today, they looked sharp in all facets of the game, it truly seems like this game was never in doubt.
yeah, I don't see how it's possible for Fitz to gain, what, 17 yards on 17 carries, while denard pops over 200 easily. Unless purdue's gameplan was, uh, yeah, let's shut down toussaint and make denard beat us, those numbers make no sense. I to this day, am actually shocked that he was a 1000 yard rusher last year. That's kind of crazy, because he really doesn't run like it. Not particularly big, not particularly strong, and not all that quick. Either he's the recipient of Borges' worst plays, or he's just not really star material. Either way, we need to find a workhorse back (Derrick Green, maybe?) for the future.
Also, I think we can remove the possibility of Fitz going pro after this season.
last season for the running game to develop. I think once it does we will be unstoppable in the B1G at least!