October 29th, 2017 at 1:29 AM ^

Missed the game today...but per my review the offense after Peters came in:




Missed FG


TO on Downs after driving 52 yards, could have kicked a FG to avoid this as well.

Over a typical 11-12 possession game that works out to 50+ points if the above is adjusted across the entire game.

Rutgers caveat granted but we haven’t done anything similar against anyone yet. Progress is progress.


October 29th, 2017 at 3:20 AM ^

I think people need to start giving Rutgers a bit more credit. Their defense is better than a few teams we have played and might be better than the next two opponents.
This was the 2nd most points they have given up so far outside of OSU. They held Washington to slightly under us and they pulled away late.
Many act like they are #lolrutgers like years past, but they have improved quite a bit actually.

His Dudeness

October 29th, 2017 at 7:45 AM ^

Florida 40
Cinci 89
Air Force 67
Purdue 56
IU 30
PSU 19
Rutgers 69 (nice)

So actually according to data, and not some wild brain malfunction statistic that you thought up and passed off as a fact,Rutgers is the second worst defense we've played so far. They are better than Cincinnati.

Edit: oh and

Minnesota 20
Maryland 104

So... Not really accurate there either.
Sorry ?


October 29th, 2017 at 1:06 PM ^

Speaking of wild brain malfunctions, are you aware that total defense is not the only or best metric to gage a defense?
They are ranked 33 in defense according to s&p+. This puts them ahead of florida by a few spots (38) and behind MSU by a few (29).
Coming up Minnesota is 25 and Maryland is 77.

So maybe don't look at one basic stat and pass it off as data that proves others have brain malfunctions and are making up facts.
Rutgers is a top 35 defense right now according to the advanced stats at S&p+, they are 82 overall. Therefore, I stand by my assessment of them being a much improved team and defense and are not the bottom dwelling laughing stock they have been the last decade or so. From an overall team standpoint they are still below average, but are not far from middling. Although their defense is somewhere between above average and good.


October 29th, 2017 at 6:51 PM ^

So not only do I have a wild brain malfunction because I look at more advanced statistics than total defense to gauge how good a Defense is, I am also some how the one being an asshole in this conversation because I did not list the s&p+ advance stats proving my point while laying in bed at 2am typing a comment?
Your comments are pretty good but these are not. Not only are you being a rude dick for no reason you are using the most rudimentary stats to show Rutgers defense is as bad as they have been in the past. Which, bth, them being 67 in the very basic stat of total Defense proves my point that they are not the train wreck they were last year. And maybe, just maybe we should stop acting like they are one of the worst teams in the FBS like they were the past few years.


October 29th, 2017 at 12:09 PM ^

Yeah, I wasn't clear with my point. Someone around here yesterday said the reason our running game worked yesterday was Peters showed the Subscribers they had to back off their safeties. No, the running game worked pretty well before the safeties backed off.

And that's why I needed the "its still Rutgers" caveat.


October 29th, 2017 at 3:29 AM ^

He breaks down plays relatively fast and pretty accurate. In general I think I yell at other crews far more for saying stupid shit it not knowing the rules. However, the guy is always good for at least one comment that gets me to call him a moron. This week was "oh great punt" as the rutgers punted bombed it 5 yards into the end zone for a touch back. No Matt, not all 50+ yard punts are great.
I did get a laugh when he just flat out said psu was running illegal pick routes last week but Rutgers ran a good rub route. Which I agreed with.


October 29th, 2017 at 8:07 AM ^

Millen is the type of guy that really DOES know football; he can talk about it, he knows the schemes very well and can recognize good football because he's seen it all. When it comes to actually creating a good team and producing good football on the field...He sucks.

He's like a NASCAR fan who can talk draft and wedge and understeer and drag coefficient but he can't change his own oil or stop hitting people in parking lots with his lumina.

CRISPed in the DIAG

October 29th, 2017 at 7:34 AM ^

Peters has a strong arm. You can really see it on the throws when he is moving laterally.

Likewise, there were throws - his first to Wheatley and the wheel TD to Evans - when just tosses it. Yes, Rutgerzz. But I'm optimistic.


October 29th, 2017 at 8:13 AM ^

Agreed. I'm glad the schedule sets up nicely for him to get safer reps but I'm still nervous. Anointed or not he's still a freshman.

What I do like is that he recognized his options quickly and made decisions. Needs to get a better feel at game speed but I already trust him 15+ yards downfield more than JOK or Speight. That will probably change too.

SD Larry

October 29th, 2017 at 8:35 AM ^

Higdon was his usual superb self, Issac had a very nice game and Walker was even more impressive than I remembered.  Hope his ankle heals up soon.  Evans made a really nice TD catch and had a nice run too.  Bottom line, there many big holes yesterday and our offense looked well balanced. Going to enjoy all the highlights posted today.  Like a fine meal.


October 29th, 2017 at 9:40 AM ^

This has to be disingenuous coach/player speak after a loss.

From MLive: 

"The Rutgers players and coaches, unsurprisingly, had no idea a quarterback controversy had been brewing in Ann Arbor. But when Brandon Peters replaced John O'Korn midway through the second quarter on Saturday, the Michigan Stadium crowd sure let them know.

"It seemed like the crowd was kind of obnoxiously cheering," Rutgers redshirt senior Dorian Miller said with a smile.

Miller is an offensive lineman, so he was especially unaware of Michigan's offensive personnel coming in to the game. "But we could pick up on the fact that (the fans) have been wanting a change (at quarterback). And they got it."

When Rutgers head coach Chris Ash was asked if Michigan seemed more energized with Peters in the game, he asked for clarification on who Peters was."