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Devin Gardner is making a strong case for himself to be considered in the Heisman race. Check out the 36-yard touchdown run from the Michigan quarterback in Saturday’s game against Akron.
The play gave the Wolverines the lead, 14-10. They eventually hung on to win a thriller, 28-24.
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With a goal line stance, Michigan beat Akron 28-24 in the final seconds. After the game, the Michigan locker room was deafening silent.
“This is embarrassing for the University of Michigan football team,” senior left tackle Taylor Lewan said. “We won the game. We’re 3-0. That’s great. But it was embarrassing.” That sums up the sentiment of the Wolverine Nation.
VIDEO: Michigan senior captain Taylor Lewan and junior quarterback Devin Gardner weren't messing around in their post game press conference following a closer than expected 28-24 win over Akron.
After a stunning win last week this week the biggest focus will be on technique, consistency, and hopefully getting reps for the younger guys.
So here are my Final Five Thoughts about the game against Akron today in The Big House.
1. Defensive Line
After a lackluster performance against Notre Dame this position group will be a focal point. Although Akron is not Notre Dame, they...
VIDEO: FOXSportsNEXT's Josh Newkirk and Kyle Bogenschutz hit the field of the big house to wrap-up Michigan's 28-24 win over Akron, take a look at the pass rush issues, Devin Gardner's turnovers, and the inability to run the football.
Michigan Football will host Akron on Saturday at the Big House. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:01pm and the game will be televised on the Big Ten Network. For a complete game preview click here: Michigan vs Akron. For the extra points, read on.
Michigan has the longest active home winning streak among BCS teams. The Wolverines will look to extend that streak to 17 against the Zips....
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Students, make sure to get down to the game early. Head Coach Brady Hoke has purchased 5,000 donuts for students who line up early
The Akron Vitals will make their first trip to Ann Arbor in program history on Saturday. Akron comes into the game with a 1-1 record under Head Coach Terry Bowden. In the two years Bowden has coached Akron, the Vitals...
Michigan coach Brady Hoke says it'll be a ''glazed-doughnut game'' when the 11th-ranked Wolverines play Akron.
Hoke explains that when he was growing up and playing football, eating a glazed doughnut the morning before games was part of his routine.
He is now trying to bring his childhood ritual to Ann Arbor, promising early-arriving students they...
Tailgating just got a lot sweeter for University of Michigan students.
Head coach Brady Hoke has been promoting Saturday’s noon contest against Akron as the “glazed donut game,” and he will be handing out those tasty treats to the first 5,000 students who show up to The Big House, courtesy of Tim Hortons.
Hoke made the announcement on Thursday on Detroit’s 97.1 FM, and revealed...
Michigan Football (3-0) pulled out a much tougher than expected 28-24 win over Akron (1-2) on Saturday afternoon. The first half was sluggish and uninspiring as Michigan’s ground game sputtered out a meager 19 rushing yards and Devin Gardner turned the ball over three times. The Zips went into the locker room feeling pretty good about their chances of pulling off what would have...
STORY: After narrowly escaping with a 28-24 win over Akron Saturday, Michigan senior captain Taylor Lewan had strong words about the leadership and preparation of the Wolverines. Quarterback Devin Gardner and Michigan coach Brady Hoke offer their thoughts as well.
YOU get a doughnut! And YOU get a doughnut! And YOU get a doughnut!
Earlier this week Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke refereed to Saturday's Wolverine home game against Akron as a "glazed doughnut game." This terminology allegedly refers to Hoke's youth playing Pop Warner football, when he would supposedly get a doughnut on his way to the game.
Michigan coach Brady Hoke spoke with a raspy, disappointed voice after the Wolverines held on to beat Akron 28-24 Saturday afternoon in front of 107,000 fans. Hoke gives credit to the Zips, evaluates his pass rush, talks secondary, and more (VIDEO included).
I keep trying to think of things I can say here that will somehow make sense of this game. I keep writing paragraphs and then deleting them and starting over. The truth is, there is now way to somehow draw any real sense of reason and covey it in a way that makes any sense.
All that really matters from yesterday is that Michigan won the game. That's it. Period.
Michigan continues to widen its recruiting net in recent weeks as the Wolverines look for options in the class of 2014. Michigan has already extended additional offers to James Blackmon Jr. and Donte Grantham and has increased interest in Jonah Bolden, DJ Wilson and others.
Michigan is waiting on decisions from some of its top targets, including Kameron Chatman, Devin Booker, James...
Exhale, Michigan fans. The Wolverines have survived a ferocious upset bid from the Akron Zips, 28-24, at the Big House in Ann Arbor. After Akron took a 24-21 lead on a 1-yard touchdown completion from Kyle Pohl to Tyrell Goodman with just over four minutes to play, Devin Gardner led the Wolverines down the field in four plays to give Michigan the advantage, 28-24. The game-winning...