As you may have noticed in today's game column, I'm trying a new format for GIFs: gfycat, which load faster, have much better quality, and allow you to do stuff like speed up or slow down playback if you click through. I hadn't switched over before because uploading and tagging was cumbersome; now the program I use has integrated that entire process. Today's post mostly features the old format as I do a test run with a few gfycats. If all goes well, I'll do the complete switchover next week. Feedback is encouraged.
[Hit THE JUMP for the rest of the Maryland game in GIFs.]
For GIFs, click the links/stills to open each GIF in a lightbox, and right-click then hit "save link as" if you want to save them. Gfycats should play automatically, and you can have fun with slow-motion and the like if you click on them.
Gedeon/Taco/Peppers converge on QB.
Harbaugh disagrees with OPI.
Panda misses pickup, makes up for it.
Delano receives gift.
McDoom jet, Asiasi pancake. (gfycat)
John O'Korn pancakes a guy.
Kekoa Crawford's first career touchdown.
10. Butt Truck
Much like that rudely dispatched Maryland defender, every other tight end in Michigan history is now behind Butt. In his rear-view mirror, so to speak. Passed like the wind between... okay fine I'll stop.
9. Trampled Turtles
While not quite on par with Chesson Goes Bowling, that's a nice two-for-one for Kekoa Crawford, Chesson's heir apparent as wideout-who-will-wreck-you.
8. What Are You Doing?
After being targeted on consecutive, doomed fades, Jourdan Lewis asks the question on all of our minds.
7. Panda In Flight
The most graceful member of the ursidae family.
6. No Class Double Pass
For all the trickery, this play still required a hell of a throw by Wilton Speight.
Ensuing Jabrill Peppers first down signal:
4. Air Wilton
Just the dismount:
3. Not Safe For Testudo
I never, ever want Michigan to have a mascot, but I'm so happy so many of their opponents made a different choice.
2. Hat In Orbit
The lack of reaction from anyone in the background, save for Devin Asiasi trying to catch Harbaugh's hat when it (finally) returns to Earth really puts this over the top.
FRAMES OF THE GAME: TEAM BELLY RUB
This is only the second-best Mo Hurst belly rub moment of the game even though he seemingly apparates into the hole, chases down the QB, and rips off a piece of his jersey before the celebration.
That comes in second because Jabrill Peppers joining in on the belly-rub action qualifies this—which I stitched together from two different clips because I'm very dedicated to the belly-rub cause—as arguably the MGoGIF of the year thus far.