Best thing you saw: Week 7

Submitted by mi93 on October 15th, 2017 at 12:59 AM

This weekend wasn't supposed to be very interesting, but someone forget to tell the college kids. Though Washington is still in a fight for undefeatedness with Sparky, it's time for me to call it an evening.  There was still plenty of great things to see today (and yesterday)...

Non-M: with one top 10 and another top 20 losing, and lots of upsets in the books, this may be remembered as a pivotal weekend on the season (thank goodness we didn't get bit).  With all the close games (OK, Miami, USC) and all the upsets ('Cuse, Cal, LSU, etc.) lots of potential best things to choose from.  That said, my fave was Dino Babers post game speech after the Clemson upset.  His enthusiasm and genuine passion made me a fan and was pure joy to watch.

M: Uh, Higdon.  Duh.  What a game.  I also like how Walker ran the ball on his few opportunities.

What you got?

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MGoBrewMom

October 15th, 2017 at 1:04 AM ^

During the M vs IU game was my daughter's left footed bullet into the back of the net at her soccer game... and then the final score of the M game on my iPhone.

MGoBrewMom

October 15th, 2017 at 11:42 AM ^

I will watch the tape today- much of it on FF, and no sound. The worst thing will be the conversation with my Dad later, who watched it, and was texting me during my kid's soccer game to bitch about the M game, when he knew I was taping it. He doesn't like Harbaugh, and finds a way to bitch about him when things are going very well.... so I heard all about the penalties, and how "its not just the qb" ...blah blah blah...

big john lives on 67

October 15th, 2017 at 1:05 AM ^

M: Power running game. Something to build on. If we can get O'Korn to start making
better reads, we could start making real progress.

Non-M: All of the upsets. A lot of parity out there save for Bama.

JOHNNAVARREISMYHERO

October 15th, 2017 at 1:07 AM ^

Promote Kareem Walker

Bench Chris Evans

Show O'Korn all the guys that are wide open on film

Tell the defense its the middle of the game (even when its the last few minutes) so they make a stop

Stop committing so many penalties

Wait I didn't even answer your question.

I am gonna go touch myself as a punishment.  

TrueBlue2003

October 15th, 2017 at 2:04 AM ^

and another top 10 team goes down. Incredible play by ASU to get the first down and ice the game too.  Todd Graham has steel nuts and went for it on 4th and 3, which I love.

This is shaping up to finally be the year a 2-loss team makes the playoff.  Should have happened last year.  Only a matter of time.  With few (one?) dominant teams, it's very much up for grabs.

We're going to be playing the #2 ranked (!?!!?!?) team next week in Happy Valley?  Didn't expect that. Let's get one of the those top 5 upsets.

CompleteLunacy

October 15th, 2017 at 2:08 AM ^

Take no win for granted, no matter how ugly or difficult to obtain. This week in football shows you how nothing is guaranteed. We avoided the weird upset juju, so thank the football gods.

SD Larry

October 15th, 2017 at 8:06 AM ^

all game long, popping two big TD runs and others making 4-5 yds. when it looked like there was little to be had.  Michigan Defense made such a great goal line stand from inside the 2 stuffing IU on 4 plays to win the game.  

Non M: the 3 top 10 upsets showing again in college football the unexpected happens often.  

All road conference wins are very good wins.   

chatster

October 15th, 2017 at 8:14 AM ^

Some Things I Saw and Learned
  • That, for the most part, pre-season, college football rankings are useless.
  • That MichiganMan14 was right about how good Karan Higdon could be for Michigan, despite Karan not having been considered a higly rated recruit.
  • That, with Dino Babers, Syracuse finally might’ve found a good head football coach after the Cuse have been a wreck of a football program during most of the 21st century.
  • That military veterans have been volunteering to deliver aid and comfort to people in remote areas of Puerto Rico, still suffering in the wake of devastating hurricane damage.
  • That acceptance this week in a clinical trial might not prolong my life, but that it eventually might help others, so that would be nice.

chatster

October 15th, 2017 at 4:42 PM ^

I'm not terminal, but I have a short-term life expectancy as I near my 70th birthday, knowing that each of my two, most-recent, paternal ancestors died at age 70.

I've been lucky to see my children graduate from college (one's a Double Wolverine).

Not so long ago, I thought that I'd never live to see either the Red Sox or the Giants win another World Series championship (and then 2004, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014 happened). I've told my doctors that I'd like to live long enough to see Arsenal finish first again in the Premiership, Michigan win another college football championship, an American man win another Wimbledon singles championship and a native Bostonian win the Boston Marathon.

If there's a drug that can keep me alive to see the USA men's team win the World Cup, then, especially after this past week, it probably will have to be a miracle cure.

Mgoscottie

October 15th, 2017 at 8:49 AM ^

was the run game, Higdon and the O-line looked much better this week to my uneducated eye.

Worst was Nebraska, wow they are terrible and they should feel bad.

michfan23

October 15th, 2017 at 9:04 AM ^

Michigan won. That’s all that I cared about in the world of sports. Higdon should get more carries in every game on our schedule.

Top 10 teams lost. That’s always fun to watch.

MichiganForever

October 15th, 2017 at 7:10 PM ^

Evans is still a great weapon, he's still a homerun hitter, but he should be used similarly to how he was used against Purdue. In the 4th where the other team is gassed.