One Frame At A Time: Northwestern

Submitted by Ace on November 12th, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Note: Trying a new style with these gifs posts—aside from the first image, you will need to click on the stills to open the animated gifs in a "lightbox" (like the videos in UFRs). This should alleviate most of the bandwith issues.

Within mere seconds of Pat Fitzgerald's reaction to getting the fourth-quarter late hit call on Trevor Siemian, my Twitter timeline flooded with requests for a gif. I was still working, however, and in the meantime the indispensable Tim Burke (@bubbaprog) captured the moment. If you're looking for the straightforward gif, click there. If you'd like to know the real reason why Fitzgerald was so damn excited, look no further:

[COME ON DOWN below THE JUMP for the rest of this week's gifs.]

Devin Gardner showed once again that he's a pretty decent athlete, too, scoring Michigan's first touchdown after laying out for the pylon (remember, click the image for the full gif):

This sparked another Denard/Devin dap gif:

Northwestern was able to score just before the half, and Pat Fitzgerald's celebration sensei was revealed:

In the second half, Devin Funchess did Devin Funchess things:

And then, of course, all HAM broke loose. Here's the broadcast angle of Roy Roundtree's catch:

Replay #1:

Replay #2:

Kenny Demens ended it with a crushing hit on 4th and 2. Broadcast view:

And replays from all angles, including Coyote-vision:

Brady Hoke was pleased:

Will Hagerup, Gif Legend, perhaps even moreso:

Other than the above, though, that sure was a boring November football game.



November 12th, 2012 at 11:12 AM ^

GIF request:
I don't know if any of the cameras/footage out there caught it, but after the Roundtree catch, as everyone was sprinting down the field to spike the ball Fuhess had to get off the field, so right as the offense was lining up Funchess dove/somersaulted to the sideline a couple seconds before the ball was snapped. Thus the request is for the Epic Funchess Roll.


November 12th, 2012 at 11:36 AM ^

Very weird. He could have maybe ran on the field briefly after the play expecting to be a part of the spike. Or maybe it was Jackson who rolled off and I misread his number (17 could be read as 19) mid-flight. That being said I'm almost positive it was him, as a friend who was sitting like 7 spots away from me brought up "Funchess's dive" after the Roundtree catch after the game.

[Edit: Nope, Jackson was on the field during the spike]


November 12th, 2012 at 11:52 AM ^

I'm almost positive it was too, it just wish there was video of it.

In the replay you can kind of Funchess running off the field (mind you I don't know why he was on it in the first place)

During the replay at about 1:12:38 you can see someone sprint across the field like 10 seconds or so before the snap, and it looks a lot like Funchess's build (but I couldn't read the number) and also he appears to have the same cleats as Funchess.


November 12th, 2012 at 11:28 AM ^

during that last quarter were all over the place.

When NW took the lead with 1:09 left, I was all...

Then the Roundtree catch...

Then the Demen's 4th and 2 tackle, I was all like...



November 12th, 2012 at 11:33 AM ^

On the catch (first gif version) rather than congradulate / celebrate with Roundtree that insane catch, he immediately turns around and starts signaling for the rest of the team to hurry their butts downfield so they can spike the ball to kill the clock.  Great situational awareness for him in what was probably an extremely emotional moment. I'm sure I wouldn't have had that level of focus.