Looking for Another view of Final Play vs. Indiana

Looking for Another view of Final Play vs. Indiana

Submitted by IncrediblySTIFF on November 16th, 2015 at 5:00 PM

So -- this is what I got from the B16 game film: 

(embed below)


To me, it looks like Paige caught the pass, and then Hill got his hand in and knocked it out.  I don't think I'm going way out on a limb or breaking any ground here.  I was wondering if there are any other images/videos of this that we can immortalize.  Can anyone point me in the direction of something better than a play filmed from 100000 yards away mostly covered up by a scorebox?


Also, lets just take a moment to see how sad Paige is after that play.  Poor guy.  I wouldn't ever wish that sinking feeling on anyone, but better them than me (because obviously me, as a spectator, would have felt worse than he did if the outcome was reversed).



EDIT: updated title for more clarity

Michigan First downs in the First Half

Michigan First downs in the First Half

Submitted by tasnyder01 on October 20th, 2013 at 2:29 AM

Since I've seen a lot of arguments regarding what we do on first downs, and a few people think that Borges still called a bad game re: first downs, I've tried to quantify the play-calls on our first downs through the first half. (Sorry about the table. It's not working for some weird reason?)

PA to gallon Gallon drops it
Toussaint run 9 yards
Pass Complete to Gallon for 15 yards
Toussaint Run 10 yards
Gardner Run 13 yards and TD
PA screen 70 yards Gallon to IND 11
Toussaint Run -4 yards
Toussaint run 5 yards
Pass INC
Green run 7 yards
Green rush 2 yards
Pass Incomplete
Pass attempt Sack for -5 yards
Green run 3 yards
Pass To Gallon, 17 yards
Toussaint run 5 yards
Pass INC (to Gallon)
Pass to Gallon for ten yards
Green rush -1 yard
Gardner rush 14 yards, and new first down
Pass 12 yards, to Jackson
That's a 10/9/2 pass/rush/Gardner-run ratio. (I can't recall if those runs were designed or scrambles, so I'm putting them in their own category).  That's a pretty good ratio, and there were never more than 2 first-down runs in a row. We opened the game up with a PA to Gallon, and most of those passes on first down were PA.
I really don't see how anyone could say this wasn't a great game in terms of playcalling, but that's besides the point. The main point is to quantify this new style of play-calling, and to show that Borges did adjust to the failures of the PSU game, or at least the first-down playcalling failure.
Now, will this type of play-calling continue? I don't see how it couldn't. This new balanced attack just put up record numbers, whereas the old style put up the wrong type of record numbers. And to those saying "we only played IU, so these stats don't mean anything", I really don't know what to tell you. We just broke records, records which also got posted on horrible defenses. Yes, IU is not good on defense. We still put up numbers that were better than anyone else who has ever played crappy defenses. And in the passing game, which I hope shows Borges where we need to go in the future.

Big Ten Prime-time Schedule

Big Ten Prime-time Schedule

Submitted by hart20 on April 24th, 2012 at 1:28 PM

The Schedule:

Aug. 31 

Boise State at Michigan State, 8 p.m., ESPN 

Sept. 1 

Indiana State at Indiana, 8 p.m., Big Ten Network 

Sept. 8 

Vanderbilt at Northwestern, 8 p.m., BTN 

Sept. 15 

Notre Dame at Michigan State, 8 p.m., ABC 
Utah State at Wisconsin, 8 p.m., BTN 
Ball State at Indiana, 8 p.m., BTN 

Sept. 22 

Syracuse at Minnesota, 8 p.m., BTN 
Louisiana Tech at Illinois, 8 p.m., BTN 

Sept. 29 

Wisconsin at Nebraska, 8 p.m., ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2 

Oct. 6 

Nebraska at Ohio State, 8 p.m., ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2 

Oct. 13 

Ohio State at Indiana, 8 p.m., BTN 

Oct. 20 
Penn State at Iowa, 8 p.m., BTN 

Oct. 27 

Ohio State at Penn State, 6 p.m., ESPN or ESPN2 
Michigan at Nebraska, 8 p.m., ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2



Some of my notes:

-Our game at Notre Dame will be a night game. I'm not sure why that's not included on this schedule. 

-The above would put Ohio, Nebraska, IU and us at 3 prime-time games each. As for why IU is getting 3 prime-time games, I don't think anyone really knows.

-Purdue is the only team with no prime-time games. 



Hit the link for some of their notes on the match-ups:http://espn.go.com/blog/bigten/category/_/name/michigan-wolverines