Michigan vs Purdue / Afternoon Games Open Thread

Submitted by Zone Left on October 6th, 2012 at 3:21 PM

This is a big game against the Woody division champion*.

Also on deck:

Arizona vs Stanford

LSU vs Florida

Illinois vs Wisconsin

*by default

Comments

jonvalk

October 6th, 2012 at 6:01 PM ^

Man. Two horrid Fitz runs and an ill-advised option. We have a beast in Funchess and no attempt to use him in the red zone?! I mean, I know I don't know shit compared to the coaches, but wtf?

MGoBlue96

October 6th, 2012 at 6:09 PM ^

look as good as their blocking. For whatever reason, blocking for RB's continues to be an issue. It is pretty confusing to be honest, since there are gaping holes for Denard. The difference can't be explained entirely by the extra blocker on QB runs either and in general the level of push seems to be completely different.

There is a little too much dancing by Fitz, but to be fair making guys miss is a requirement when multiple guys are in your face. I know people want to look at Fitz and think somethign is wrong with him, but he had more room to operate last year. At the end of the day though, the defense still has to make a choice, they either have to focus on stopping Fitz or Denard, it's very difficult to stop both.

WingsNWolverines

October 6th, 2012 at 6:04 PM ^

I really don't know what's wrong with him but it's like somebody just turned an off switch within him. He needs to break a 10 or 15 yard run to get some steam back. It's like an oiled machine which ran once strong and mighty now no longer has the power to run. :/

aiglick

October 6th, 2012 at 6:05 PM ^

Guys, we're winning 31-10 at West Lafeyette. Definitely need to do some things better (like everybody else) but not a bad way to play the game.

Minus The Houma

October 6th, 2012 at 6:13 PM ^

Fitz is reminding me of Montee Ball so far this year. They just aren't running with power. Montee just started to come on a little so hopefully Fitz will follow suit.