2011 University Of Michigan Game Summaries

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  1. The Richuation

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    Fresh Start

    After a disastrous 2010, the Wolverines look to bounce back in 2011. Denard Robinson was on the field for the first time on nearly 10 months and looked sharp (7-11, 153 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT, 57 yards rushing). The defense has switch to the 4-3 this year to take advantage of a very talented foursome up front. They did not disappoint in dominated an over matched Eastern Michigan O Line.
     
  2. Gyrene76

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    That's interesting. How'd that EMU safety come about?
     
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    Stalled out on my first drive and put a punt inside their 5. Threw a blitz at them and got em.
     
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    Outclassed

    The 2011 Michigan Wolverines had a major opportunity to show the nation that this is a new year and a new team after a dismal 2010 5-7 campaign. Traveling down to #5 Georgia and getting a win would have been a giant step toward that goal. Up 10 points with just over two minutes to go, all was well in Michigan nation. However, Aaron Murphy threw 2 TDs int he last two minutes to take control of the game for good. Even then, with less than a minute to go Denard Roninson gave up Michigan's first turnover of the day with a fatal interception.

    However, Denard Robinson may have been the reason Michigan was still in the game with his 357 yards passing, 88 rushing, and 4 Total TDs.

    Life doesn't get any easier for Michigan with a matchup next week vs Alabama.
     
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    snap man, too big SEC matchups in a row...taking no easy route. i like that...good game
     
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    Overpowered

    All three Michigan QBs threw INTs against #1 Alabama and were unable to make up the difference. Powered by a rough running game, Alabama played solid D and ran the ball in an easy win for the Tide. Passing game couldn't get moving for Michigan and the running game was no better. The clock couldn't move fast enough for the Wolverines.
     
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    dang bro, two tough season openers. We know you got balls at least
     
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    Nice to have those out of the way... haha. Now lets win some games...
     
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    Big Win in the Big Ten

    Shoelace showed how inconsistent and dangerous he can be all in one showing. Denard Robinson broke TD runs of 87 and 88 yards en route to 27 carries and 291 yards and 3 TDs. On the other hand, his passing was 7-17 for 132 yards and 2 INTs. RB Michael Shaw also had a productive day on the ground with 21 carries for 116 yards and a TD. However, the hero of the day was CB Christian Cullen and his OT INT that allowed Michigan to kick the winning FG.

    Next Week vs Indiana
     
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    Very big win man...close one I see with a FG with .05 mins left.
     
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    Speechless

    6 turnovers leave the door wide open for Indiana to hang on 41-31 at Michigan Stadium. Denard Robinson was resposible for 4 turnovers en route to a terrible day of 6-21, 96 yards passing and 14 carries for 37 yards. Pulled at halftime for Devin Gardner, DG was slightly better with 279 yards passing. Indiana QB Adam Follett (!?!) was more Shoelace than Shoelace himself with 266 yards passing and 66 yards rushing with 3 total touchdowns.

    Next Week @ Michigan State
     
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    Down goes Sparty

    After falling behind 17-7, it looks like Michigan was in for another rough week in the Big Ten. Denard Robinson threw another 2 INTs and Preseason All-American Edwin Baker had already rumbled for two of his three TDs on the day....

    But Michigan got back to basics and used the dangerous ground attack to take back control of the game. And on 44 carries for 319 yards, Michigan did just that. Shoelace ran for 138 yards and 3 TDs to add to his 3 passing TDs. Michael Shaw also chipped in 115 yards and a TD. But, it was the Michigan defense that rose to the occasion in the second half that put the game in their hands. MLB Kenny Demens had 7 solo tackles and a sack to establish the Wolverines as in control of the line of scrimmage.

    Next Week @ Iowa
     
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    Dang bro, season is looking up already man.
     
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    Like a roller coaster...
     
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    Hail Martavious

    It took a last second 67 yard hail mary from Denard Robinson to Martavious Odoms for Michigan to escape Iowa with a crucial Big Ten win. It was another trying game for Michigan as turnovers kept them from hitting their stride. Iowa had two INTs returned for touchdowns in the game and HB Adam Robinson hit Michigan for 150 yards and a TD. For Michigan, Denard Robinson had another shaky passing game with 430 yards, 3 TDs and 2 INTS. Michigan is now sitting at 4-3 and their first winning record in over a year.

    Next Week vs Minnesota
     
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    hahaha, by the skin of your teeth eh? A win is a win buddy.
     
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    Two in a Row

    Fueled by Special Teams and Defensive TDs, Michigan moves to 5-3. The offense was not clicking on the day and was unable to find any real consistency. The turnover battle was in Michigan's favor 3-1. Not much pretty here with Denard being held to 135 yards passing and 49 yards rushing.

    Next Week vs Minnesota
     
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    HAHA, your margin of victory is like 2 1/2 points. Hey your team knows how to win the close ones I see.
     
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    Dirty Work

    Michigan came back from down 17-3 at the half to win 29-17. This was not a pretty win as Denard Robinson went 9-25 for 123 yards and 1 INT. This game was won in historical Michigan fashion, ground game and defense. Denard ran 27 times for 134 and a TD and Michael Shaw ran 17 for 94 and 2 TDs. The game was in the balance until 3 minutes left in the fourth when Denard scored from 34 yards out. Deep breaths Michigan Nation.
     
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    Looks like Michigan is looking to take the Big 10 title as the Dark Horse.
     
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    Changing the Shoe(lace)?

    Denard Robinson got off to another rough passing day this week and threw 2 INTs that led to Northwestern TDs and put Michigan down 14-7 in the 1st quarter. Coach Rich made the decision to bring in Redshirt Freshman Devin Gardner and he did not disapoint. Almost exlusivley in the 2nd quarter, Gardner went 7-15, 239 yards and 3 TD to put Michigan up for good. With a 34-14 lead at halftime, Shoelace came back in to spearhead the running game to finish them off. Michigan's D played well today forcing 4 turnovers and 3 sacks and held Northwestern to under 300 total yards.

    Next Week vs #1 Ohio State
     
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    Huge game next week Rich
     
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    Indeed.
     
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    On the ropes

    Michigan just didn't have enough to overtake Ohio State in the latest chapter of The Game. It has now 8 years since Michigan has won this matchup and this was the closest they have been in years. After last years injury depleted team was ravaged 45-0 at Ohio State, the men in blue had a chip on their shoulder coming into the game. The game looked good at first with Denard Robinson finishing off the 1st quarter with a 5 yard touchdown to put Michigan up 7-0. But, Ohio State quickly answered with a Dan Herron TD to even the score at 7-7. Then Denard broke off a 77 yard TD run to put Michigan up 14-7 and it looked like this might be the year. After another TD by Ohio State to even the score at 14, Michigan lost their cool. With under a minute to play int he first half the Wolverines drove down to the 7 yard line but poor coaching led to no timeouts and the clock ran out without a FG attempt.

    The second half was back and forth until Denard Robinson got knocked out of the game and Michigan was unable to maintain the possession. The 3 and out combined with crafty passing from Ohio State QB Talib Wyatt, put the Buckeye up for good, 21-14. After the game the Michigan looker room was silent as they knew this was a winnable game, but too many miscues in the 2nd half did them in.
     
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    oh man, so close bro.
     

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