2011 Maize n Blue Digest

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    2011 Maize n Blue Digest

    The Wolverines started the season off with a game against Louisiana Tech. It was a sleeper, Big Blue n Company came out and took care of business as they should have, easily handling Tech. Tate Forcier was flawless and JUCO transfer Bruce Harwell made some very nice first impressions in a Michigan Uniform. The UM defense wasn't spectacular but played well nonetheless. Next up is a date with Oregon State.
     
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    The Wolverines took on Oregon State in what was a pretty anticipated matchup between one of the top teams from the Big Ten and one of the Pac Ten's best. The Wolverines took care of business in this one, the running game even surprised Coach Hood a bit with the amount of sucees it had. The Beavers just had no answer all day for the backfield combo of Forcier, Smith, Jones, and Harwell. After an early turnover Forcier was flawless, and the UM defense once again played well. It was a very good game for UM, 34-10 the final.
     
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    Sorry for getting behind on game summaries yet again. I will get back on track starting with my game against ND today. there's been a lot going on with the Wolverines, here'a a quick synopsis.

    The Maize n Blue got off to a 5-0 start on the year. The highlight of those was a hard earned victory in Clemson against DrunkenSoldier's Tigers. JUCO transfer RB Bruce Harwell was the star, and that was very ironic since Michigan outrecruited Clemson last year for his services. Michigan followed that victory with easy W's against San Diego St and Illinois. My boys then took on DirtyD12 and his Nittany Lions.

    Penn St. took it to my Wolverines. Our triple option attack was suffocated. Forcier and my stable of running backs failed to get anything going. Penn St came at us with a balanced attack that my defense didn't do a very good job. Poor tackling and missed oppurtunities did us in.

    Up next are Noknee and his Fighting Irish. We are going to have to play a great game to get the W and keep our Conference and National Title hopes alive.
     
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    Michigan Meltdown

    We came into the highly anticipated match-up against the Fighting Irish pumped, but all that happened was we got pummeled. We had the lead after the 1st qtr but it was all downhill from there. Questionable playing by ND and just terribleness for the Wolverines led to ND hopping all over UM, and Noknee cruised to an easy victory as the Wolverines threw in the towel due to ND's questionable execution.

    NOTE: Noknee is a great coach and I have played 2 wonderfuly competitive games against him in this dynasty, but something was just different in this one. Yes i did quit the game, but that was because of the quick throw BS goin on. That crap is not tolerated. End of story, do not post anything about that in this forum. The situation is being handled, do not post anything about it, it's under control.
     
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    Iowa: 7
    #16 Michigan: 42

    The Wolverines bounced back nicely from their 2 consecutive losses. Michigan walked into the Big House pissed off and they pissed all over the Hawkeyes in this one. Tate Forcier was golden thru the air and the much maligned Wolverine D was layin the lumber all day as they knocked the shit out of Iowa. Iowa and star WR Keenan Davis never had a shot in this one, Forcier was too much. He accounted for 5 total TD, 4 of which came thru the air. The D was led by a good effort up front and some of the changes made by the coaching staff coming into this one worked out well. Up next the Maize n Blue welcome in state rival Michigan ST into the Big House.

    Key Players

    UM QB T.Forcier: 13-17 229 yds, 4 TD, 12 att 36 yds, 1 TD
    UM WR M.Odoms: 4 rec 118 yds 2 TD
    UM DE A.LaLota: 5 tack 3 tfl 2 sacks
     
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    Michigan State 24
    Michigan 45

    The Spartans came into Michigan Stadium looking to up end the rival Wolverines but they once again fell short.

    The Spartans put up a fight in the first half behind a great game from tailback Edwin Baker. He rushed for 176 yards, the most ever allowed by Coach Hood to a CPU. First time the CPU rushed for 100+. However Forcier and the UM offense was just too much for MSU to contain. Forcier had a wonderful day thru the air, and his 3rd quarter performance wrapped it up for UM.

    Key Stats
    UM QB T.Forcier: 7-10 227 yds 4 TD, 8 rush 50 yds 1 TD
    MSU RB: E. Baker: 27 att 176 yds
    UM WR M.Odoms: 2 rec 149 yds 2 TD
     
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    #11 Michigan: 45
    Minnesota: 7

    The on again off again defensive saga continued for the Wolverines in this one. Michigan's D had struggled as of late but they were lights out in this one. Minnesota's offense was suffocated from the start, only a 4th quarter score on the Wolverine reserves got the Gophers on the board.

    The offense had to perservere in this one and that is exactly what they did. Forcier was lost for the game on the 3rd play, and Vincent Smith was likely lost for the season as well. Prized JUCO recruit Bruce Harwell had his coming out party. He had been playing better as of late anyways but this game really was a revelation. The Wolverines pounced on the Gophers from the opening kickoff and did not let up all game, no matter who was in the game. True freshmen reserve QB Laurence Holmes showed what he could do on a 56 yard TD scamper in the 4th, the last of the Wolverine TD's on the day.

    Key Stats

    UM QB D.Robinson: 8-10 113 yds 1 TD 1 INT
    UM RB B.Harwell: 10 att 121 yds 4 TD
    UM SS B.Smith: 4 tack 3 tfl
     
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    Wisconsin: 19
    #10 Michigan: 21

    Each of the last two years the Wolverines have needed a 4th quarter comeback to beat the Badgers, and today was yet another close fought battle between these two teams.

    Wisconsin struck first in this one. QB Curt Phillips led them right down the field and RB Erik Smith punched it in for 6 on their opening drive. 6 is all they would get tho as the extra point was missed. Michigan countered with a scoring drive of its own, but Phillips once again orchestrated a TD drive on Wisconsin's ensuing possesion. The Michigan D settled in in the 2nd quarter, keeping the Badgers off the board. The only score of the period was a 1 yd rush by Bruce Harwell, Michigan up 14-13 at the half.

    Wisconsin recieved the ball to start the 2nd half. Coach Hood dialed up an all out blitz on the first play which paid huge dividends for UM. Phillips was hit while he threw and the pass fluttered into the hands of DE Anthony LaLota who took it to the house. It was a defensive stalemate from that point on.

    Wisconsin had the ball inside the UM 20 with 2:30 left but a fumble gave the ball back to the Wolverines. Tate Forcier who struggled all day then gave it right back to Wisconsin on a poorly executed pitch play. Kraig Appleton caught a TD pass with 40 seconds remaining to make it 21-19. Wisconsin went for two but RB Erik Smith was stuffed by a stout Wolverine d-line. Michigan recovered the onside kick and ran out the clock to seal the victory.

    It was a very encouraging performance by the defense. 2 great performances in a row are a great way to head into the battle with Ohio State. The defense did a wonderful job of stopping them last year, hopefully this year will be a repeat performance.

    Key Players
    WISC QB C.Phillips: 12-23 214 yds 2 TD 1 INT
    UM QB T.Forcier: 21 att 106 yds
    WISC RB E.Smith: 23 att 92 yds 1 TD

    Video of game winning goal line stand
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKpwK9NNN7Y
     
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    The Big Game

    #8 Michigan: 33
    #3 Ohio State: 28

    This was an epic match-up between the two fiercest rivals in all of sports. A great game throughout with 1 of the most action packed fourth quarters you will ever see. That is where this recap will start.

    Michigan was up 24-21 to start the 4th. Ohio State turned it over on a pitch play and UM was in prime field postion to go up by two scores. The Buckeye D held strong though forcing a FG. The two teams then exchanged possesions. OSU got the ball back with 2 minutes remaining and started driving. Terrelle Pryor hooked up with Taurian Washington for a 25 yard TD with 1:12 remaining. Things looked grim for the Wolverines as the Buckeye faithful in Ohio Stadium were goin wild. However Tate Forcier took the field and did what he has been doing best for 3 years, come thru in the clutch. It was a 2 play drive but 2 playes would be all UM needed. Forcier connected with JaRon Stokes for a 42 yard TD with 39 seconds remaining. UM failed its 2-point conversion which left the door open for a Buckeye regulation victory. Pryor and Co. took the field and furiously moved the ball down the field. Next thing ya know there are 6 seconds remaining and OSU is on the UM 8. They lined up but Coach Hood did not like his defensive playcall so he took a timeout. That timeout payed huge dividends. They line dup again and Pryor dropped back to pass. He threw it to the corner but Michigan All American standout safety Brandon Smith was there for the pick which sealed the victory.

    It was an amazing game. JFunk is a great player and more importantly a clean player. The other 2 guys we had as OSU struggled to not cheese but JFunk is squeaky clean. I have a ton of respect for him and I can't wait to play OSU again.

    This victory catipulted UM past OSU in the Big Ten and the BCS and now a BCS Birth is likely for Michigan.

    Key Players
    OSU QB T. Pryor: 21-28, 342 yds 3 TD 1 INT, 6 att 43 yds
    OSU WR J.Jackson: 7 rec 145 yds 1 TD
    OSU DE N.Williams: 9 tack 1 tfl 1 sack

    UM QB T.Forcier: 8-11 151 yds 2 TD, 18 rush yds 1 TD
    UM RB B.Harwell: 5 att 21 yds, 6 rec 86 yds 1 TD
    UM SS B.Smith: 10 tack 1 INT


    Game winning TD Pass
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC1wECwBVyg

    Game Saving INT
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZtlx7mmCPY
     
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