For Saturday from their local TV station
Did they say anything about why?
Schilz reportedly went down on a sack in the third quarter during a 44-28 win over Marshall and had been playing well to that point, BGNewssports.com reported, including a first quarter touchdown pass. Pankratz, however, reportedly played well in relief, completing 8-of-11 passes for 111 yards and a touchdown.
I was just going to post this but I figured by the time I hit "submit" it would be posted and sure enough, here it is. It looks like their backup is solid too, however.
Unless their second stringer is a dead hooker, I'm still nervous.
Who's locked in a trunk.
Or Nate Montana.
that he is terrified of Martin and Roh.
Can the backup throw 3-5 yard ins and outs? If so, I don't expect much to change.
they need to shut down the run. UMass had two 100 yard rushers, and Michigan was 10th in the Big Ten last year in run defense. So far this season they had looked better, but then regressed to last year's bad habits on Saturday. We can give up those outs- it's a difficult throw and more dangerous play at the college level. I'd rather see them trying those than rolling up the middle behind a convoy of beef like last week.
Just look at their statistics. They are 29th nationally in passing and 111th rushing. I think they're going to try to throw.
Backup or not, the kid is said to have some skill. Furthermore, scouting him will be more difficult (little film). We can't overlook their offense after what UMass did. On a more positive note, he's second string for a reason.
If we're not confident that we can beat this team WITH their first stringer, we've got bigger problems.
Beating up straw men is fun.
Jeez when I first saw this I missed the QB part and thought you meant Brandon Graham, and I was like "crap there goes DROY" and then I saw the comments and put 2+2 together.
We've covered this territory last year ladies and gentlemen. I really expected some improvement on defense this year, but Michigan doesn't have the depth and experience...yet.
Michigan defensive stats after three games against what I would categorize as "decent" opponents ( though the jury is still out on UConn - ND and UMass are good football teams):
Michigan Scoring Defense: 10th in Big Ten (24 pts/game). Only Minnesota is worse.
Michigan Rushing Defense: 10th in Big Ten (169 yards/game). Only Indiana is worse.
Michigan Passing Defense: 10th in Big Ten (269 yards/game). Only MSU is worse.
Michigan defensive performance still lies at the opposite end of the spectrum where it would need to be in order to even contend for a Big Ten conference title.
The numbers above could improve as the year goes on, but with MSU, Iowa and at PSU as the first taste of B10 competition, I don't know man.
Bowl game? Yes, definitely possible.
Big Ten championship? No.
OH NO!! DOOM!!! Why does this keep happening to us? Oh . . . wait . . . this is good news. Reflex reaction to injury news.
Never thought I would see the day that a thread about the Bowling Green starter being out would ever be made.
Have we really sunken this far down?? Wow, this one hurts my heart!