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|4 years 25 weeks ago||Wis v NW||
I would contend that Wisconsin's win over NW (even w/ 70 pts) tells us nothing since NW played w/o Persa. Beating Illinois 26-6 is the most impressive win in that line IMO. Other than that, I'd agree with pretty much all your other assertions, including your conclusion that Wisconsin looks the best of these three.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||My sentiments||
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Love it||
One of my favorite recurring features this season. One quick note...it's Dan Persa, not Mike.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Simply Awesome||
There are no better words!
|4 years 32 weeks ago||I disagree at least somewhat||
I wasn't actually overly impressed with MSU on defense. They were definitely the best D we have seen, but M was able to move the ball pretty easily and even our RBs were able to get good yardage. I really felt that our problems yesterday were all execution issues: two red zone INTs and an overthrow that led to 3 instead of 7. If we come away with 10 points instead of those picks and the seven instead of three, this is a completely different game.
This game actually seemed like the Indiana game, just with some poorer execution on the M side (and a different type of O for the opponent). The defense played about as well as I expected and MSU played pretty much right to what all the numbers said they would. Too many big plays given up and M just blew too many possessions in the red zone.
MSU is definitely the best defense we have faced, and I think they are clearly the second best team in the B10. Given that, I think we did a great job and I am actually encouraged going forward. I am on board thinking 8-4 is the worst we could do.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Best Line||
I know exactly what you mean!
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Wiscy running on Sparty||
I know Sparty is ranked top 20 in run defense, but the only real running team they've faced is Wisky. Wisky ran for 184 yards on 29 carries (took out the two QB runs), about 6.3 ypc. I think our offense is going to be just fine.
As for defense it's a little bit the other way. I really don't care if Sparty moves the ball between the 20's, but I'd like to see us force some FGA and avoid more than 2 or 3 really big plays (runs > 30, passes > 50). Those are the killers.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Good Stuff||
I agree with Blue in Seatlle, the Mathlete content is my second favorite recurring part of this site. Love the UFRs, the Mathlete, and the recruiting updates.
As a bonafide math guy myself, I love this stuff. Keep it up!
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Just plain awesomeness||
Just plain awesomeness
|4 years 33 weeks ago||I read on the WWL...||
that Hart is only going to Alabama this weekend for fun. That Alabama has no chance because they are recruiting him for defense.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Gardner, Cox, Toussaint||
Anyone else get a little giddy seeing the three of them in there together at the end of the game? I felt like it's going to be a few good years for Michigan.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||For an M fan in Fort Worth||
This is fantastic...I suppose it's a little strange that my first ever Michigan game will be in Texas, but such is life.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Typically awesome work!||
Typically awesome work! Thumbs up to you!
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Gotta love shoelace||
|4 years 36 weeks ago||That's a great Denard story!||
That's a great Denard story! Thanks for sharing.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Good Info||
Thumbs Up to you!
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Good Info||
One thing I always like to point out is that ratings and athletes don't win games, execution does. From what I have seen of ND-Pur, ND had some trouble executing their new offense, and their defense appears to have made only marginal improvement over last year.
If we stay on the attack on offense, I think we can have a big day. I am currently cautiously optimistic that we will win this game fairly easily, pulling away in the 4th.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||As usual, very good stuff||
I wonder how often your numbers mirror the Vegas lines. This is something I sort of always expected that Vegas uses to set game lines anyway.