Game thread time time to send the minutemen packing back to 1776. Have at it. play nice
Michigan Vs. U-Mass Game thread
The line still strugles with blocking.
Posts club thanks you
These announcers are horrible.
Yes...yes they are...
How about Musberger and Spielman instead?
Who is wearing 87?
Believe it's Brandon Moore.
This network is horrendous! I've seen more commercials than football. It's my first time seeing a BTN game at home, and it is painful.
Every ad you watch helps pay for our facilities improvements...
Who is going to sponsor our new mascot?
playing well today as they should.
Will campbell sucks:/
They didn't get that first 1st down. The ref gave him an extra yard and a half.
The D is allowing them to move down the field. This is embarrassing.
Ugh giving up big third down plays......
Anyone else having issues with btn2go? I can't get it to work for more than 30 seconds
Come on, D!
Great awareness by Clark.
Frank Clark looks good. Playing fast and instinctive. He seems like he has a ton of upside. I'm excited to see him continue to develop. All in all, I think the younger guys look really good
Clarks making plays. Looks to have the starting spot locked down now. MAKE PLAYS!
Well, it looks like Denard will get to play all game and maybe reignite his Heisman campaign with some gaudy stats.
More time in the game, especially in the shadow of your own endzone, also means more time for at least one gaudy pick six.
What the hell, BTN? A catheter commercial?
Ficken missed another FG for PSU. Navy down 20-0 8:54 1st.
DILEO! I really hope he can become a legit option in the pasing game. He's shifty for sure.
Vincent Smith TD run!
Offense is doing their job. The D better step up.
Where was Fitz on that drive? Is he hurt.
I'd imagine it was more that we didn't need him.
when michigan goes playaction or zone read with a run/pass option denard has shown he can hit his target.
Come on, defense! Seriously!
Hang on, is Cox a former Wolverine? That name sounds familiar...
these announcers are really getting on my nerves. i know its just Umass but still...
and I'm already wasted.
Finally, a stop...
Dline needs to get more involved in stopping the run. Get off their blocks faster and make a tackle. Backs are still running right by them.
The BTN is really hurting for decent ad revenue. No wonder they're trying I gouge the TV providers.
A gap blitz...
Gallon wide open in the middle of the field.
I guess Denard really just wanted to see Norfleet get another chance at a return.
*sigh* if only...
And just like that, UMass has scored more points on us than they did against Indiana. And their backup qb. Fuck my life.
A little disappointing
Well that was a just plain awful decision by Denard. He still makes bad decisions with pressure up the middle.
Roy Roundtree is officially a non-factor
Fitz got away with a big time hold there
Just unable to break free of the jams? No catches this year.
The open man was right in front of him running across but he picked the covered target and threw it soft. That one was on him.
WTF? They're all playing like they think the spread is automatic...
I love Gardner.
AMAZING tip-toe down the line there. he is a WR, even if he doesn't believe it yet.
3 straight weeks with Devin scoring a touchdown. I like it.
Has DG scored a TD every game? This guys a beast!
Is a better QB than WR. This dude is a beast at wideout!
Uh, no Wile.
Kickoff out of bounds on Michigan.
Please no 7NA.
Seriously? We follow that up with a kickoff out of bounds?
Kickoffs from Wile haven't been to impressive today.
Ok, D. UMass spotted you 5. Don't give up a first down.
Yea I'll take Gardner all day at WR, put him outside and leave Roundtree at the slot. Everything will be fine.
Frank Clark is the bogeyman
Wow, ginormous sack cuz of that grounding.
Beast mode. 4th and a mile.
Great effort by Bolden
Does that count as a sac?
I believe so
MOAR FUNCHESS PLZ!
That's the kind of run we should be able to get every time against this team
In other news Alabama is beating up Arkansas.
Keep giving it to Fitz. Gotta get him ready for next week.
Wow. I've never seen him stand in the pocket that long in 4 years, then he takes it to the house.
Patience becomes him...
It certainly does. I thought Funchess had the play of the game, then I thought Gardner had the play of the game, but no. Drob just has to be Drob, lol
but I really do love that man.
Iowa currently using RB no.4....AIRBHG has struck...twice. No word on the severity of injury to Bullock and Garman but they aren't playing as of now...
Who is wearing 87?
Broken plays are dangerous for a kid like thi- LOOK AT THAT SPEED! SEE YA!
Come on, D. No late-half score...
Watching this grass on tv hurts my eyes..
Watching Michigan's D this year hurts mine...
The UMass coach is really chomping on that bubble gum...
I can't believe we've given up 13.
LOVE! Watching our dbs calling out formations and making adjustments. *sniff* They grow up so fast!
Norfleet TD PLZ.
Keep giving it to Fitz. Gotta get him ready for next week.
Ugly throw by Denard. Gardner wide open.
Giving up over 5 YPC to Umass? If that isn't solved good running teams like MSU will kill us.
Yeah, no joke. Cox shouldn't be having success.
I mentioned this during the Bama game and got negged hard for trolling... Apparently MSU isn't Bama or even UMASS... How dare you assume we won't completely stop MSU's running game.
I'm pretty surprised he hasn't had his name called once. Especially in this game. These are not Alabama corners.
Watching Dileo makes me wish I had worked a little harder to play big time football. I can't believe that little white guy is out there making plays in the big house!
Timeout! Way to go coach!
Can the ball be fumbled forward for a TD?
Not the same situation. In the UTL game, the ball was fumbled backward and Denard picked it up and advanced it for the score.
But yes, if the ball is unintentionally fumbled forward and recovered, the offense gets it there.
Lewan for the TD.
I am sure Taylor will have some fun things to say if he scored that TD.
Yes it is. Say hi to Glanda for me.
42 first half points. 42! How many flips are these poor cheerleaders gonna have to do today?!
Today has just sucked all around. Dish dropped btn. My Internet sucks, so live stream blows bad. This just sucks. Damn Dish!
Ok. Not happy about the 13, but I'll take 42 first-half points. That's the way baby seals are supposed to be clubbed.
When did we last, if ever, see 42 first half points?
Jack Kennedy is feeling confident...
What about the Del St game? I think we had 42 at half.
Looks as big as Lewan. Michigan has been recruiting some big boys.
Why is the play call to run Denard up the middle instead of to the outside on that TD? The dude is the fastest player in college football.
Just checked Syracuse/Stony Brook and the Sea Wolves are currently up by 3 toward the end of the first half and playing some solid defense.
Same Syracuse team put 29 on USC...
but are we using lots of Freshman/will we in the second half now that we have a comfortable lead?
A heavy dose of Pipkins and TRich on D. Darboh and some Norfleet screens on O.
Has Michigan always had a glitter like susbstance on their helmets? After watching Michigan football for over 20plus years I never have seen that.
I noticed that as well and figured I was just seeing things, ya know, with the booze and all.
Alright, get Bellomy in there and give him a lot of snaps.
I heard Lewan was begging for the annexation of Puerto Rico all week. They had to incorporate it in a way that didn't seem tasteless.
Can you imagine putting Lewan in as a back? That would be fun to see. With Big Will as FB.
Deion Walker, UMass WR is the former Notre Dame commit - was a universal 4star recruit whom Michigan was pursuing heavily
Anyone else watching Alabama destroy Arkansas during the UM halftime?
Makes us look a ton better.
Maybe 10 more rush attempts for Denard for 200.
Damn, where were these refs against Air Force. Offside, chop blocks.
I was about to murder BTN!
That Iowa RB better not get too good or he'll get struck down, too.
Woo! 19 yard punt!
Dude, this punter is gonna kill our total yards stats giving us this great field position every time.
Did anyone else here catch it? He was on the HD screens at the end of halftime.
AIHRBG is almost not funny anymore
Please shorten the commercial breaks.
10 minutes each...
38-0 looks oddly familiar.
Why is Denard still in this game?
Um, Denard IS a two sport athlete, Mr. Announcer man.
Roy's good at 1-catch, 1-TD games.
Best catch to TD ratio in Michigan history.
Welcome to the 2012 season!
A Roundtree sighting?
Baby seal: clubbed
Happy for Tree
Missed tackles much?
Two first-stringers beat by a frosh QB.
Denard still in for next series?
Roh keeps getting good push. Looks like the added weight is starting to pay off.
Hype of BWC finally putting it together was just that. He should be having a better game against this team. I am disappoint.
Let's get in the power I and run the ball a couple times.
Great seeing that Fitz is still Fitz.
Norfleet at RB!
A Norfleet sighting on O. Good job Borges.
These announcers can't say his name without mentioning he played for UM... nice to see him having a good game, though.
Rawls bringing the boom!
Whoop! Big Rawls, I see You.
Like Earl Campbell... with speed.
Apparently Rawls is better than Mark Ingram. So I've heard from Fred Jackson.
Tree hurting his catch to TD ratio.
Smith's second TD of the day.
49-13 w/6:10 left in game...why is Denard still in? Get Bellomy or Gardner some snaps. What's the upside some more practice snaps?
Um. Still 17+ min in the game. Although, agreed. Pull Denard.
Or...are you posting from the future?
haha...Yes, I come to you from the future...by about 10 minutes. That's the best my time travel machine can do. 10 minutes. Just saw the last play. We win.
meant 6 left in the 3rd
May be the quick hit, big play kid we've been looking for. Looks like big play potential every time he touches the ball.
There is no Northfleet on the team. C'mon man.
Denard is about10 yards shy of 400, and 90 shy of 200 rushing today.
A turnover this season???
Saving them for next week ... hopefully.
We just used one of next week's turnovers...
Bolden+Ryan= Tremendous Flow
The D is so much worse than last year.
And yet I love them!
Are you serious?! Thanks for sharing.
is definitely not as good as last year.
Yeah, but there are a lot of young guys getting very valuable experience, and the offense is BETTER than last year, I think. Need to get Fitz off a bit more, but Denard looks so much more poised and mechanically sound.
A little surprised Funchess doesn't get more looks.
Roll out Norfleet, Darboh, Chesson, and Bellomy.
Wow. 45-0 Bama and on the move At the Ark 30.
Keep em at 13.
Field goal attempt - No good!
So this means we'd beat Arkansas by 18, amirite?
Protect much for Bellomy?
Erik gunderson is getting whipped by the LDE. Still, good for him to get reps
Doesn't that just figure. Wanna see Bellomy complete a few passes now.
63-13. Floyd Mayweather may be happy.
No real need for a UFR this week homie. Take the week off...
Mateus got beat on 3rd down there for a sack.
Well I am glad I didn't let this game dig too much into the weekend plans. Watched it on the beach w/ my phone.#16 still looks fast on a small screen. GO BLUE!!!
Prison abs through jersey
Nice to see an old-fashioned beatdown.
Good win, but it's still UMass. We won't really know where we stand until ND next week.
I'm still mad that Russel didn't get awarded that obv. TD.
Am I the only one that is happy that this game actually turned out to be a blowout? It seems all too often in the recent past we have played down to our competition instead of throttling them as we did today.
You're not the only one.
Went to the game, had fun til the guy behind me didn't know how to eat and dropped mustard on my new Michigan Jersey (Dallas Jersey)
Sorry brother. I too feel your pain.
Bad luck. You didn't deserve that, but take it as a sign from above that grown men shouldn't be wearing jerseys, especially Adidas/ Dave Brandon fusion atrocities.
Mustard on your cowboy classic jersey? How did you notice?
Lol I felt the guy wipe it off my back
1. Frank Clark needs to be on the field every play.
2. Will Campbell continues to disappoint me.
3. If Gardner stays at WR he will absolutely play in the NFL
4. Bellomy got robbed.
Two years ago we couldn't stop UMass...this year...no offensive TDs allowed.
It's a great day to be a Wolverine! I enjoyed seeing some many kids get an opportunity to touch the field. GO BLUE!
need no analysis. We did what we needed, hopefully no one got hurt and they can prepare for ND.
The problems on the oline and dline are the same but its another game of learning and working things out. Good experience for the Freshmen and my God there are alot of them playing.
We may not have many RS by years end! May be in a few years Hoke will have the depth and talent level to start the process of RS!
Anyone have the scoop on Morgan? According to Hoke he sat out because he "had a head problem". Does that mean like he's injured with a concussion or something similar or he's being benched because he's pissed about losing his job to Ross?
Was going to cover the spread. I love it when I'm wrong in cases like this