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Congratulations to our second two-time winner of the season, bluwolf77. His differential of 93 was by far the best of the week and was the second best all season, behind only last week’s winner, kfarmer16. Bluwolf77, who also won Week 4, was only 17 away from the two teams’ combined rushing yards, 23 away from Devin Gardner’s total yards, six away from Venric Mark’s rushing yards, and two away from the longest kick or punt return. Second place KleinoRhino was the closest to predicting Northwestern’s passing yards, just seven off, while Maizenblu62 was just one away from the longest kick or punt return. The overall leader crp12qb finished fourth this week with a differential of 211. He was the closest to predicting Mark’s rushing total, just four short.
Altogether, the 15 contestants this week predicted Michigan to win by an average score of 32-19. Everyone picked Michigan to win and two people, bluwolf77 and Jim Mackiewicz, had Michigan scoring 38 points. Nobody had Northwestern scoring 31, though kashkaav was the only one that had them scoring more (39).
This week, Michigan plays its final home game of the season. It’s senior night and a game the Wolverines should win handily against an Iowa team that has lost four straight. Will Denard play? Or will we see more of Devin? Regardless, it should be fun to watch as Michigan gets ready for the big one the following week.
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Michigan Football (7-3, 5-1) will host Iowa (4-6, 2-4) on Saturday afternoon at the Big House. Kick off is scheduled for 12:01pm (EST) and the game will be televised on ESPN.
The Hawkeyes have lost their last 4 games and have had a turbulent season that includes 6 games that were decided by 3 points or less (Iowa is 2-4 in those games). They don’t turn the ball over and they will...
Somewhere at the bottom of that heap is Devin Gardner.
My 5 takes from last Saturday at the Big House.
Devin continues his success at QB. As was the case last week in Minnesota, Michigan's offense found another gear that had been lacking with Denard at quarterback for most of the season. Michigan's offense in this game felt controlled, in command and...
Yes, I know I’ve been MIA for a week. I can explain—just first, agree not to judge me. It started off very innocently. I opened up the Little Brown Jug to celebrate last week after the Michigan victory over Minnesota. I just took one swig—I swear. My stomach must have been emptier than I thought—you know gophers aren’t as meaty as they used to be.
The next thing...
Northwestern running back Venric Mark leads no questions, telling the media he will start in Saturday's game with Michigan State, that following an injury in Ann Arbor.
In his second start at quarterback for the Michigan football team, Devin Gardner looked obstacles right in the face, face them them down, and overcome them in route to a thrilling 38-31 overtime win.
Kyle Bogenschutz, Tom Beaver, and former Michigan tailback Stan Edwards recap Michigan's thrilling 38-31 overtime victory over Northwestern. The trio broke down performance turned in by Devin Gardner, the uncharacteristic showing by the defense, and much, much more.
The topic of Michigan's quarterback situation is a catch-22 for sportswriters and bloggers. If you don't call it a "quarterback controversy", which it isn't, then what do you call it? We desperately want to label things. If you label it as anything else, like a "situation" or an "issue", does that make it less interesting? Because I find...
Devin Gardner has proved a capable replacement for star quarterback Denard Robinson, helping keep Michigan's Big Ten title hopes alive.
With Robinson's status unclear, the 23rd-ranked Wolverines try to stay in the race by avoiding another upset to Iowa on Saturday in Ann Arbor.
Robinson has missed the past two games with nerve damage in his elbow, and coach Brady Hoke would...
Northwestern is expecting running back Venric Mark to play in Saturday's game with Michigan State, while top cornerback Nick VanHoose remains an uncertainty as he recovers from a shoulder injury.
So you're in the college fantasy football playoffs, are ya? Congratulations there, chief. Now the real fun begins. Before we begin our laser-focus on Week 12, here's what we learned from last week's action...1. Denard Robinson owners cannot be pleased by the play of Devin Gardner. Gardner has looking pretty sharp under center for the Wolverines, which makes you wonder...