Gameday/Noon Games Open Thread

Submitted by justingoblue on October 27th, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Iowa at Northwestern and IU at Illinois in Big Ten action. In other irrevelant games around the country, Texas plays at Kansas and Tennessee is in South Carolina.

Pulling hard for Northwestern today, as a Michigan victory and an Iowa loss would be ideal.



October 27th, 2012 at 1:46 PM ^

Iowa's punt is blocked. Northwestern ball at the 4, and then naturally, Colter gets another rushing TD. 21-3 Northwestern with minimal effort. 

What was the game plan for the Hawkeyes now? I think they said something about the runs and stopping them. Imodium perhaps. It may be more effective than this scheme. 


October 27th, 2012 at 1:52 PM ^

I didn't see it but it sounds like it was incredibly painful. In a situation like that, can they just give the guy a shot of morphine (or an equivalent) on the sidelines? I hate the thought of someone having to endure that.


October 27th, 2012 at 2:09 PM ^

it's unusual for us to have morphine at a game.  toradol is much more common and sometimes used.  first and foremost if the knee is dislocated, it needs to be reduced asap. as stated before, the popliteal artery is at risk.  usually after the knee is reduced, the pain is much more tolerable.  then we place the knee in an immobilizer and apply ice.  players usually players do not require an injection of pain medicine.  if xrays are available they are taken.  



October 27th, 2012 at 2:00 PM ^

That Marcus Lattimore injury reminds me of Tyrone Prothro.. in every way. Tyrone still has a limp to this day, hopefully its not as bad at all. Hope he makes a Willis Mgahee type recovery.


October 27th, 2012 at 2:03 PM ^

Looking across the landscape of the B1G, there is NO excuse for Michigan to not go to the Rose Bowl this year. Going 11-2 and winning a BCS bowl last year was a failure to Hoke... If we don't win the B1G this year, definitely a failure.


October 27th, 2012 at 2:08 PM ^

As it should have been, the pass is incomplete, so yet again, Iowa has to punt it away at their own peril. An end-over-end punt takes a couple bounces and is not returned. I am guessing they would rather not add a punt return for a TD to the list of things that went wrong. 

Wow. Iowa has Gaglione down now. They seem to be a few injuries away from literally playing shorthanded rather than figuratively. 


October 27th, 2012 at 2:09 PM ^

Starting to look like Iowa could be a great game for our backs to finally get on track running the ball this year. It would be great having some balance going into Columbus.


October 27th, 2012 at 3:04 PM ^

I think you might have accidentally deleted part of your response...? I'm in no way saying that he should not play at all. However, I do think that you need to have some sort of leash on him to keep him healthy. I'd anticipate that we'd limit his carries that week anyway, if we can.  Say we're up 3-4 TDs. I'd probably send him out there to "start" a drive and sub him out for Bellomy (so he gets the applause that he deserves). In the scope of the season, we need him 100% against Ohio State. 


October 27th, 2012 at 2:35 PM ^

Northwestern keys to the 4th  quarter:

- Do not implode

- Employ the rushing version of the tradition Penn State offense and take eons off the clock

EDIT: That was an awfully timed turnover by Northwestern. They were in a position to score and force Vandenberg to channel his inner Geno Smith...wait, what?