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College Football Zealots:
Michigan – Purdue U 59
I’ve seen all four Michigan games this season and I’ll assume that HC Brady Hoke knows what he is doing in trying to turn Denard Robinson into a pocket passer, but I’ll admit I am not seeing it. Robinson definitely does not look comfortable in the pocket and his passing numbers have suffered. His pass efficiency is down, his completion percentage is down and his TD:int ratio is a troublesome 6 TDs vs 10 ints.
In turn Michigan’s offensive numbers are down across the board. Despite playing two really bad defenses, Michigan is only averaging 28.50 ppg, a number which is inflated by a 63 point outburst against UMASS. This is down nearly 5 points from last years 33.30 ppg.
Purdue on the other hand is averaging 40.67 ppg vs FBS competition. However, other than playing Notre Dame, who held them to 17 points, the Boilermakers have been padding their offensive stats against cupcakes.
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Michigan Football will open the Big Ten season at Purdue on Saturday afternoon. Kick off is scheduled for 4pm with TV coverage on the Big Ten Network. You can read my complete game preview here: Michigan Football at Purdue, for the extra points read on.
Jordan Kovacs needs 4 tackles to become the 15th player and first defensive back in school history to join the 300 tackle club....
Well, breathing time is over. It’s back to work for Team 133 as they return to the road to take on the surprise Purdue Boilermakers in West Lafayette and begin the B1G season.
Purdue is 3-1, boasts the 22nd best rush defense in the country, has eight interceptions and is another team that has a very stout defensive line led by monster senior Kawann Short. So once again the...
A lot of college football coaches wear headsets on the field, getting pivotal information for calling plays and whatnot. Don't include Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke in that category, though. He thinks wearing headsets on the sideline is "overrated."
“It is overrated,” Hoke said today, during his weekly radio segment on
WXYT-FM (97.1). “You ever...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- For Michigan, the real season starts on Saturday.
Sure, there might have been Wolverines fans dreaming of a berth in the national-championship game, but those were dashed pretty quickly by Alabama. After that, the goal has been what Brady Hoke always said it was -- a trip to Indianapolis for a shot at the Big Ten title.
If Michigan wants to get there, they are...
Michigan senior quarterback Denard Robinson has been the center of scrutiny and praise throughout his career as a Wolverine. With really high highs and very low lows, if Michigan hopes to win the Big Ten, Robinson will need to find a middle ground. **With VIdeo**
Denard Robinson rushed for 235 yards and Fitzgerald Toussaint scored twice to help Michigan rout Purdue 44-13 on Saturday afternoon.
The Wolverines (3-2, 1-0 Big Ten) have won three straight over Purdue.
The Boilermakers (3-2, 0-1 Big Ten) lost at home for only the second time since Oct. 1, 2011.
It was a banner day for Robinson in his first game back from a dismal performance...
Michigan Head Coach Brady Hoke is encouraged but not satisfied with the defensive performance against Notre Dame. The man in charge of the Wolverines got back to basics in practice over the past couple weeks hoping to create more consistent play heading into the Big Ten.
The Michigan Wolverines run offense is a broken record. Week after week everyone one keeps talking about how they have to get it together. I, myself are guilty as that as well. If they do not get something going the B1G schedule is going to get real rough. With Denard Robinson having 59.8 percent of their rushing yards through the first four games, teams will be looking to dial...
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Denard Robinson looked like his old, efficient self Saturday.
The Michigan quarterback rushed 24 times for 235 yards, threw for one touchdown and helped lead the Wolverines to a 44-13 rout at Purdue.
It was a stark contrast to the frustrated quarterback who wound up apologizing for his sub-par performance at Notre Dame two weeks ago.
But with two weeks...
Michigan (2-2) @ Purdue (3-1) (4 p.m. ET, BTN)
Line: Michigan -3
Last meeting: Michigan 36-14 (2011)
3 Players to Watch:
1) Denard Robinson (QB, Michigan): On average, he chucks up two picks per game. Last time out against Notre Dame, Robinson threw four intercpetions. He is increasingly becoming a liability for the Michigan offense. If Michigan is...
Michigan offensive coordinator Al Borges believes that if the Wolverines play the way they’re capable of they can win the Big Ten—however, Denard Robinson and the offense will need to be much better in order to do it.
Michigan and Purdue both enter their first game of Big Ten play this Saturday.Purdue is coming off of a 51-41 victory over Marshall, and Michigan is coming off a disappointing 13-6 loss to Notre Dame back on September 22. Purdue has opened the eyes of many around the country with it's very impressive 3-1 start to the season. Whereas Michigan has been a bit of a disappointment...
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If the Purdue Boilermakers want to lock up their division then a victory over Michigan and Wisconsin at home would be a great start.
The Maize and Blue come up first though, and the team must put together a much better effort than they did against Marshall last week.
Ricardo Allen returned his fourth INT for a TD, which is now a Purdue...