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Eight weeks into the season, and we finally have our first repeat champion. Crp12qb captured this week’s $20 gift card to The M Den in a close contest, barely knocking off last week’s winner Jim Mackiewicz by 11 points. Crp12qb was the closest of all contestants to the combined rushing yards of Denard and Taylor Martinez. He was 71 yards away. Of course, no one foresaw Denard getting injured, so the injury likely played a role in the outcome of this week’s challenge. Crp12qb was also the closest to the total kick and punt return yards for Michigan, just seven away. Jim Mackiewicz was close on that one as well, just eight away, and only eight away from the longest touchdown.
Kashkaav was the only one to correctly predict that Drew Dileo would not make a catch. The next closest in that category was kfarmer16 who predicted 17 yards. Kashkaav also correctly predicted Nebraska’s team rushing total of 160. I think this is the first time in challenge history that one contestant correctly predicted two of the questions. Unfortunately for him, he was 186 yards too high on the combined rushing yards of Denard and Martinez.
Nobody picked Michigan to score as few points as it did. In fact, the lowest anyone had Michigan was 24 points. Everybody predicted Michigan to win and did so by an average score of 32-22.
Crp12qb remains in the top spot in the overall standings and Jim Mackiewicz has pulled to within two of HTTV133 for the second spot. The updated weekly standings are on the right sidebar and the updated overall standings will be updated shortly.
This week, Michigan battles Minnesota for the Little Brown Jug. But most importantly, Michigan needs to win to remain in the Big Ten title hunt. Good luck with your picks!
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Michigan Football Game Preview: at Minnesota
Michigan Football (5-3, 3-1) will head to Minnesota (5-3, 1-3) looking to right the ship after losing on the road last week. Kick off is scheduled for 12:01 (EST) and the game will be televised on the Big Ten Network.
The Gophers walloped Purdue at home last week 44-28. In that game true freshman Philip Nelson made his first career start...
Under Brady Hoke, Michigan is 15-0 when it scores more than 17 points. That’s all the defense needs to stand its ground and hold off its opponent. This weekend, however, Michigan came up well short and suffered its third loss of the season. All three have been away from the Big House.
Nebraska 23 – #20 Michigan 9
As was alluded to in the preview for this Legends division showdown, fate can be a fickle mistress, and fortunes can change quickly. After a slow 2-2 start, Michigan reeled off three consecutive wins, topping 40 points twice, and outlasting … Continue reading →
For about 25 minutes on Saturday, Michigan remained in prime position to sieze control of the Big Ten Legends division. The Wolverine defense had held Nebraska’s high-powered offense to just seven points and 113 total yards of offense and was marching down the field to take the lead with time running short in the first half. On 2nd-and-7 from the Nebraska 15, Denard Robinson rushed...
ANN ARBOR -- Denard Robinson is expected to play Saturday as Michigan takes on Minnesota.
Robinson missed the second half of last weekend's 23-9 loss to Nebraska after aggravating a nerve injury in his elbow. He was replaced by Russell Bellomy, who went 3-for-16 with three interceptions, allowing the Cornhuskers to pull away for the key LegendsDivision victory.
Wilbert the Wolverine here—sorry I am late with this—I’ve been out wandering around the U of M Campus today. I can count the students wearing Michigan sweatshirts on one paw. Last Monday, practically everybody on campus had on a Michigan sweatshirt, and M Flags were still hanging from dorm room windows—none today. Why is that? Last Monday people were going into to Moe’s...
Michigan, it seems, got a scare and not a long-term problem when Denard Robinson injured a nerve in his right elbow against Nebraska.
''He should be fine,'' Wolverines coach Brady Hoke said Monday. ''He should be ready to go on Saturday.''
The unranked Wolverines (5-3, 3-1 Big Ten) will play their second straight road game this week at Minnesota...
Denard Robinson injury update.
Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke says Wolverine quarterback Denard Robinson is probable for this coming Saturday's road game against Minnesota despite an arm injury in the loss to Nebraska. (The Detroit Free Press)
It ain't over till it's over.
Scott Dochternan looks at the chaotic state of the battles...
Michigan heads to Minnesota this week with more questions than answers on offense.
The Wolverines have gone two straight games without scoring a touchdown - a first since the early 1960s - and they played the second half of Saturday's 23-9 loss to Nebraska without quarterback Denard Robinson.
Robinson injured a nerve in his right (throwing) elbow late in the first half, leaving...
Aside from the way that Greg Mattison’s defense played and some good kicking by Brendan Gibbons, there weren’t a lot of positives to take away from Saturday’s game against Nebraska. The offense without Denard was stale at best and made a much-maligned Nebraska defense look like the Blackshirts of old. Even before Denard went out with an elbow injury, the offensive line looked...
Michigan junior running back Fitzgerald Toussaint talked to the media on Tuesday. GBW was there as he talked about getting a rhythm as a running team, the team's struggles lately running the ball, the pressure of running better when a backup QB comes in, expectations as a running back at Michigan, and more. ***video included***
Michigan senior left tackle Taylor Lewan wasn't in the mood for jokes Wednesday. Lewan comes to the defense of quarterback Russell Bellomy, talks about the running game's miscues, and about finishing in the red zone.