Baumgardner predicts OSU blowout

Submitted by Decatur Jack on November 24th, 2017 at 10:52 AM

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If there's any paint left on the walls inside Michigan's offensive line room, there shouldn't be. The Wolverines' front five has now watched two different starting quarterbacks leave games and head to the hospital. That's unacceptable. At some point, enough has to be enough. Say whatever you want about the quarterback situation in Ann Arbor, but until the offensive line can show an ability to keep a guy standing upright for more than two seconds at a time, nothing else will matter. It's gut check time for plenty of folks on this football team, but the offensive line comes first.
If Peters were healthy and his offensive line showed an ability to keep him clean, I'd give Michigan a chance. But neither appear to be true. The Wolverines will no doubt empty their tank Saturday. They'll give Ohio State everything they have. They may even scare the Buckeyes. But there's not enough proven evidence in 2017 that suggests it'll be enough.

Pick: Ohio State 31, Michigan 10

Link: http://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/wolverine…

Comments

Chuck Norris

November 24th, 2017 at 10:54 AM ^

Honestly? That's a pretty fair assessment. Our QB injuries this year have been 100% on the offensive line's inability to pass protect, and Ohio State's DLine will be the best we have faced by some margin.

Blue_Bull_Run

November 24th, 2017 at 11:52 AM ^

Not gonna disagree with your point that the OL has been bad. But both injuries happened on plays that I'd say were unnecessarily rough, especially the Speight injury. Of course the OL could have prevented both injuries by blocking better, but its a bit unfair to blame the OL when it was the Purdue defender who came in late and hit a defenseless Speight. 

With regard to Peters, I think the way he was driven into the ground was arguably unnecessary roughness/roughing the passer, but that hit was at least cleanER than the Speight hit. 

Squash34

November 24th, 2017 at 3:51 PM ^

Here is a replay from right behind him. https://mobile.twitter.com/BradGalli/status/931982186932264965/photo/1
The defender pulls up on his hip then drives him into the ground and continues driving his legs after he hits the ground.
To the defenders create he did waive for the medical people after, but it was for sure unnecessary. Sure, the line could have picked up the stunt and stopped it. But even the best lines give up pressures to great defenses. If he does not tackle him in his way and does a normal form tackle peters most likely is not out of the game.

The Fan in Fargo

November 24th, 2017 at 3:47 PM ^

Any mgo-lawyers able to devise any way with video evidence to sue these damn sorry sons of bitches that are the B1G refs? I'd contribute to any kind of fund. The two hits going uncalled on the Michigan quarterbacks is just awful and sad. I'd be going after them hard if i were their fathers. We all know that no Michigan player would've ever got away with any those plays. Please someone sue the fuck out of them. Wilton's or Peter's parents. Anyone please, I beg you.

Broken Brilliance

November 24th, 2017 at 10:55 AM ^

I know some will claim he has come a long way from being a sparty Homer, but you know he enjoyed writing that. He may not be a hack, but I still only skim his tweets except when he's live tweeting a game.

victors2000

November 24th, 2017 at 3:55 PM ^

Yeah, Wisky was up on us when he got hurt but it was still anyones game. The loss of Peters affected the team, you could see them deflate; we lost more than him on that play. Brandon was playing pretty good at that time, the whole team was; I liked our chances at that point. If he's playing tomorrow, I'll like our chances again.

Lakeyale13

November 24th, 2017 at 10:58 AM ^

If I take off my "Michigan Fan Hat" off, this seems reasonable / probable. Thank goodness this is a rivalry game where, at times, the craziest and most unexpected things can happen. I will root like crazy for Michigan and hope for the unlikeliest of outcomes.

Casanova

November 24th, 2017 at 11:53 AM ^

I think we would have a better chance if the Iowa game didn’t happen.

I think their defense has been amended to nuke anything remotely like a pro style offense example (MSU and *sign* Michigan)

I’m not thinking a blowout but the structural deficiencies in their defense were probably addressed.

God I hate them.

RockinLoud

November 24th, 2017 at 11:00 AM ^

I'll be watching and rooting for UM like mad tomorrow, never going to give up supporting this team. But, my gut tells me this is going to be an absolute ass-ramming by OSU. Hope you prove me wrong boys!

Trebor

November 24th, 2017 at 12:22 PM ^

I know the stats say PSU's defense isn't that far behind OSU, but the things that OSU's defense isn't as good at are exactly the things an O'Korn led offense is incapable of taking advantage of. Urban's gunning for a playoff spot, and there's 0% chance he even considers taking his foot off the gas at any point. The only way we're scoring points is by the defense forcing a turnover or a big special teams play. If O'Korn ends up starting, I'd be surprised if we're much beyond 100 yards of total offense.