One Frame At A Time: Northwestern Comment Count

Ace October 13th, 2015 at 4:06 PM

I don't say this too often, but props, BTN. This time-lapse shot already looked great; then the director slowed it down for Jehu Chesson's kickoff return touchdown and the ensuing reaction. I could watch this all day.

Then again, Jim Harbaugh and his poor hat lurk after the jump, so...

[JUMP, obviously.]

As always, click the links/stills to open each GIF in a lightbox, and don't forget to vote for your favorite at the end of the post.


As promised, Jabrill Peppers Fair Catch Supercut.
Jabrill Peppers murders speed option
Jake Rudock to Jake Butt.
Rudock to AJ Williams.
Rudock's touchdown keeper.
Rudock jukes a guy. (Also: that is targeting.)
Mo Hurst crushes Thorson on the Lewis INT.
Nice cut, Karan Higdon.
De'Veon Smith double-catch.
Thorson's pass returned to sender.
Willie Henry stunt, sack.
Blake O'Neill reacts to a touchback.
Strong TFL/celebration from Joe Bolden.
Northwestern fans.

10. Touch The Banner

Double-pump windmill for Jabrill Peppers, obviously.

9. Take A Seat, Both Of You

Ryan Glasgow: stronk.

8. MGoTubes Love Fullback Dives

Incidentally, I had the same look on my face.

7. The Rollercoaster

100% on board with this becoming a new tradition. With a full student section it looks great.

6. AJ Breaks It Down

AJ Williams, already having a career day before kickoff.

5. One-Way Ticket On The De'Veon Express

The broadcast view reveals Smith dragged Nick VanHoose a good ten yards before dispatching him on the turf.

Meanwhile, Chesson flatted Godwin Igwebuike for good measure.

4. Game Over

What a gorgeous setup. Also, watch Jabrill Peppers get a key block and then nearly catch Chesson at the goal line. Michigan's returners are rather athletic. Replay view:

Jake Rudock's reaction.

3. Big House Time-Lapse

Perhaps my favorite part: seeing the entire Michigan sideline head for the end zone as Chesson streaks down the sideline.

2. Jourdan Lewis Wizard Pick

I'm still not entirely sure how he did this. This Northwestern coach is equally befuddled:

He'll always have that fleeting second of joy.


The officials just missed an obvious holding call on third-and-forever; it didn't matter at all because Northwestern had to throw the ball away anyway. Michigan led 31-0 and would get the ball back on a punt.

None of this context mattered to Jim Harbaugh, who was curious to know what, exactly, this official was watching.

BTN came through with the clutch slow-mo replay:

I love this man.


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October 13th, 2015 at 4:27 PM ^

I like that BTN devotes more attention to pregame and halftime activities than the other networks.  That said, as a critique I kind of wish they would have slowed down the time-lapse a bit earlier than they did so you could see the band march the M down the field and the team touching the banner all in super fast motion as well.  Either way, cool to watch the bowl fill up.

Mr. Elbel

October 13th, 2015 at 4:30 PM ^

Slow-mo shot of Harbaugh. And it's not even close. That was perfect... very impressed that BTN got that shot given their total ineptitude with the cameras in general.


October 14th, 2015 at 8:34 AM ^

Now it all makes sense. This INT was 100% the work of's a great PBU that we've seen all year from him except this time he actually swatted the ball into his lap. So really it wasn't as close to a catch as I had thought originally (thought maybe the ball bounced out of the receivers hands and he just was there to nab it at the perfect time or something)

Ron Utah

October 14th, 2015 at 12:40 PM ^

This play is even better than it looked--I thought the ball bounced to Lewis, but he just snatched it.

Ace...there was a Harbaugh rant earlier this year where he threw his play sheets on the ground (may have actually happened twice).  I HIGHLY recommend a rant montage to this song (perhaps including some of U-M's "magic" plays and Smith tossing defenders aside):



October 13th, 2015 at 5:00 PM ^

On the wizard interception my favorite part is Pepper's reaction.


He does a minor windmill arm freak out when he realizes Lewis has the ball then immediately provides the key block on that NU receiver.


October 13th, 2015 at 5:11 PM ^

...other than the everything is watch Peppers put his hands up to celebrate for just an instant before he reminds himself to block and spring Lewis. 


Cracks me up.