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    2013 Wolverine Report

    #2 Michigan: 38
    Wake Forest: 17

    Michigan started off their season in fine fashion against Coach Drunken and his Demon Deacons. It was Drunken’s first game at the helm for Wake but his boys played a very tough game.

    The Wolverines jumped on WF early and that was key. The explosiveness that was predicted in the pre-season magazines came to the forefront. Vincent Smith had a few big plays and Denard Robinson connected with Ja’Ron Stokes for a 67 yard TD pass. UM was up 21-0 when a late INT in the first half allowed Wake to get on the board.

    The Demon Deacons put up a good fight in the 2nd half but were never able to get too close to the Wolverines. A 75 yard pass from Robinson to Smith would wrap it up. It was a very explosive day for the senior RB, hopefully a sign of things to come. The defense also had a nice display in this game. They got pressure on the QB and the new look secondary was solid. We need to tackle better but all & all I was satisfied with the outcome.

    Coach Hood is now preparing the troops for Coach Jam and his 19th ranked Hogs from Arkansas. It should be quite a game, we are going to have to improve from this week to win.

    Stats
    UM QB D.Robinson: 6-9 179 yds 2 TD 1 INT, 43 rush yds
    UM RB V.Smith: 5 att 80 yds 1 TD, 3 rec 88 yds 1 TD
    UM WR J.Stokes: 3 rec 91 yds 1 TD

    75 yd TD pass to Smith
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-_c9HI22rk
     
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    Michigan vs. Arkansas

    #2 Michigan: 56
    #19 Arkansas: 14

    This was one of the most impressive displays of football by this program over the last 4+ years.

    Arkansas got the ball to start the game and on the 2nd play from scrimmage RB Knile Davis took it 68 yards to the house. Michigan then responded with a very impressive opening drive of their own, as they executed the triple option to perfection on their way to an easy TD. The start of the 2nd qtr was where these team's fortunes would turn. ARK had 4th & goal from the 1, but a blitz from MLB Josh Gilmore blew it up in the backfield to give UM the ball back. On the next play Bruce Harwell broke a tackle and went 97 yards for the TD. On the Wolverine's next drive Denard Robinson hooked up with Tyler Richard for an 81 yard TD pass. Harwell would score once more before the half, 28-7 Michigan.

    The Wolverines would pick up to start the 2nd half right where they left off. Denard Robinson scored a 59 yard TD run to start the half off, and on Arkansas's ensuing drive Gilmore picked off a pass and took it 52 yards to the house. Arkansas did get on the board in the 3rd, but yet another explosion play would follow for UM. Robinson once again broke loose, this time for a 41 yard TD scamper. The reserves entered the game in the 4th, and they picked up right where the starters left off. Backup QB Lawrence Holmes led a TD drive, and the UM D also played well.

    The story of these first 2 games for UM has been explosion plays and turnovers. This is looking to be one of the most explosive teams ever, it's phenomenal how many huge plays they have rattled off so far. Defensively, it is great how many turnovers they're forcing. We got some ball hawks out there. Coach Hood could not be more pleased with the team's start to the season.

    Goalline stand to start 2nd qtr
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd6NDDp3bhE&feature=channel

    97 yd TD run by Harwell
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL6raB1A5Ck&feature=channel

    81 yd TD pass to Richard
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3gxjnNr3LM&feature=channel

    59 yd TD run by Robinson
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk3CwvPgE60&feature=channel

    INT ret for TD by Gilmore
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkqGP0Tt2dY&feature=channel
     
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    Cal vs. Michigan

    Cal: 17
    #2 Michigan: 52

    Michigan won its home opener easily over the Golden Bears. The offense was hot from the start and never looked back. The explosive play continued. Big gains happened throughout the game. Denard Robinson really stood out in this one. 343 total yards for him led the way to an easy victory for UM. Vincent Smith and Bruce Harwell also had very nice games. Defensively, Kevin Bradley played his way into a starting OLB spot. He made a big impact late in the game and will be taking over for Thomas Wesley. The secondary needs to play better but all in all it was another very solid day for this unit.

    Stats
    UM QB D.Robinson: 8-13 161 yds 1 TD, 13 att 182 yds 2 TD
    UM RB V.Smith: 9 att 57 yds 1 TD, 2 rec 65 yds 1 TD
    UM OLB K.Bradley: 6 tack 1 tfl 1 sack

    Robinson’s 1st TD Run
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIBiGOnv1wk

    TD pass to Smith
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DukS-c92VRw

    Robinson’s 88 yd TD run with sick juke
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHS9LeGAHJM
     
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    GT Post Game Press Conference

    A few thoughts from Coach Hood after the loss to GT...

    Must get better protection from o-line

    WR's and backs need to catch the damn ball

    Must get more pressure on QB

    Secondary has been good but LB's need to cover better

    Sure it was a frustrating loss but we can still accomplish a lot this season. The Big 10 is ours for the taking. I don't see anyone getting in our way of that. OSU will be a tough game as always but we should be the favorites to win the conference. If we win out and play like we did the first three weeks we could very well get back to the National Title game, if not a 2nd straight conference title would be just fine.
     
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    Iowa vs. Michigan

    Iowa: 31
    #7 Michigan: 63

    This was a crazy game. All kinds of action in this one, it was a pretty nerve wracking game considering it was against the CPU. 7 turnovers, almost 900 yards of offense and a kick return TD all contributed to the craziness.

    Iowa RB Brandon Wegher had a phenomenal game. The UM D could not stop him, he was giving Coach Hood fits. His broken tackles kept the Hawkeyes in this game. Michigan’s passing game was extremely effective though, and it was their long passes that had UM up 35-24 at the half. It was just big play after big play for the Wolverines.

    Iowa struck right away in the 34d quarter to pull within four after Wegher carried them down the field once again. The Wolverines were on the ropes. And that’s when Tyler Richard took the kick-off back 88 yards for a TD to turn the tide back into Michigan’s favor. There would be no looking back. A Denard Robinson rushing TD, fumble return for TD, and Vincent Smith rush TD would put the bow on top of this one.

    Sure we put up a ton of points but I was irate with the defense’s performance. It was pitiful. We could not tackle for shit. Luckily our explosive offense and special teams were going at full tilt otherwise we would have been up-ended by the Hawkeyes.

    Stats
    UM QB D.Robinson: 9-13 228 yds 3 TD, 65 rush yds 1 TD
    UM RB B.Harwell: 7 att 82 yds 2 TD
    IOWA RB B.Wegher: 20 att 111 yds 2 TD, 3 rec 45 yds
    UM WR T.Marshall: 3 rec 140 yds 2 TD

    TD pass to Marshall
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kac2kgc5A9A
     
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    Michigan vs. Indiana

    #6 Michigan: 38
    Indiana: 7

    The Hoosiers came into this one undefeated but did not go home undefeated. IU put up a bit of a fight early on but they would come up much too short of an upset. UM moved the ball effectively throughout as Denard Robinson was on top of his game. Some long runs by Robinson and well timed passes got 14 points on the board for the Wolverines in the first half, but an effective passing game for IU made it 14-7 after the first six minutes.

    The IU defense kept it tight in the 2nd quarter in front of what could have very well been the first ever sellout for an Indiana football game, but Vincent Smith punched it in form four yards out with 23 seconds remaining to put UM up 21-7 at the half.

    The 2nd half was all Wolverines. The UM defense played a great 12 minutes, led by MLB Josh Gilmore. Gilmore continued his All-American caliber season with two sacks and seven tackles. The three sacks this unit recorded on the day were very encouraging to Coach Hood since they’ve been struggling to get pressure on the QB. Another Robinson TD on the ground coupled with a passing TD put this game on ice, 38-7 Wolverines.

    UM is still 6th in the country with a home game against Minnesota coming up. We just have to keep winning to keep our title hopes alive.

    Stats
    UM QB D.Robinson: 8-12 101 yds 1 TD, 156 rush yds 2 TD
    UM RB V.Smith: 10 att 50 yds 1 TD, 4 rec 61 yds
    UM MLB: J.Gilmore: 7 tack, 2 sacks

    Robinson Rush TD
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7r2-NvsvfMM
     
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    Minnesota vs. Michigan

    Minnesota: 7
    #6 Michigan: 45

    Denard Robinson put on one hell of a performance in Ann Arbor against the Golden Gophers. His Heisman campaign is in full effect after this performance. He wasted no time to start torching the Gophers. On the 2nd play from scrimmage he broke loose and took it to the house for his first TD of the day.

    He was just getting started; he would tally four more on the game. The Minnesota defense was just piss-poor. Robinson is a very good running QB but he was just over powering defenders all day, this defense was making him look more like a bruiser than the shifty agile QB he is. It was a phenomenal day for Denard, and the UM defense was also brilliant.

    It was a long day for the Gophers QB. The Wolverines had unrelentless pressure on the QB. Josh Gilmore, Craig Roh, and Anthony LaLota were beasts. Aside from getting burned on one long pass play it was a banner day for this unit.

    Coach Hood comes away from this one very optimistic for the rest of the season. Robinson is quite possibly the most dangerous player in the country right now and this defense has some bite to it.

    Stats
    UM QB D.Robinson: 6-10 174 yds 3 TD, 186 rush yds 2 TD
    UM WR T.Marshall: 4 rec 123 yds 2 TD
    UM MLB J.Gilmore: 9 tack 6 tfl


    Three plays from the Human Highlight Reel Denard Robinson
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjuXMqaWATM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tshuFBjAseQ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-boGz2mN160
     
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    Michigan vs. Illinois

    #7 Michigan: 35
    Illinois: 21

    The CPU controlled Illini have beaten UM before, and they almost did it again yesterday. This was really just the second close game the Wolverines have been in this year; pulling the starters after the 3rd quarter was becoming a habit. Two missed FG’s and struggling running backs almost cost UM their title hopes.

    The Illini struck first. An 80 yard screen pass TD put them up 7-0. The UM offense failed to counter. Illinois got the ball back and drove down for another TD. Denard Robinson stepped up after that, as two Robinson-led TD drives tied it up at 14 at the half.

    The Wolverines started the 2nd half right where they left off in the 1st. Two TD drives and improved defensive play put UM up 28-14. They were going for the jugular when a Tyler Richard allowed the Illini second life, which they took advantage of on a TD. Denard Robinson took full control after that, and one last TD for him would wrap this one up.

    It was a so-so victory for the Wolverines, but in the end we did get the win. We’re really going to have to play a lot better next week to knock off Notre Dame though, should be a great challenge.

    Stats
    ILL QB N.Scheelhasse: 15-26 302 yds 1 TD
    UM QB D.Robinson: 6-10 157 yds, 156 rush yds 4 TD
    UM WR J.Stokes: 2 rec 80 yds
    UM DE A.LaLota: 6 tack 1 sack

    Illini Screen Play
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsUzUym_yFs


    Robinson Rush TD
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zum4xA245Xc
     
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    Michigan vs. Notre Dame

    #6 Michigan: 41
    #15 Notre Dame: 28

    Michigan entered South Bend expecting a hell of a game, but we played very well and had this one in hand throughout. Having a 24-6 lead at the half always spells good things. Denard Robinson was on as usual.

    A few turnovers from the UM offense were very uncharacteristic and somewhat frustrating but all in all 41 points is good. Denard had 3 TD’s only 1 rushing. It was a very effective day throwing the ball for him, and his go to guy Thad Marshall put up 2 more TD’s. He was a question mark coming into this season but his big body and big play ability were on display in this one.

    Josh Gilmore was not around the ball as often as UM fans are used to, but it was still a solid night for the defense. Holding ND to 28 points is a success in my book. Getting 3 interceptions was critical to us picking up the victory. The Irish have some talented RB’s, but they combined for a grand total of 39 rush yards. I would like more pressure on the QB but all in all it was an encouraging performance from this unit.

    Stats
    UM QB D.Robinson: 10-14 167 yds 2 TD, 178 rush yds 1 TD
    UM WR T.Marshall: 3 rec 66 yds 2 TD
    UM OLB I.Bell: 6 tack, 2 tfl, 1 sack

    Marshall TD Catch
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OP24wC7Q9I
     
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    Michigan State vs. Michigan

    Michigan State: 0
    #5 Michigan: 59

    This one was ugly for Sparty & Co, and it got ugly real fast. Denard Robinson broke off a 49 yd TD run just over a minute into the game, and two more TD’s from him along with a TD pass, FG, and pick six contributed to UM’s 38-0 half time lead. It was a phenomenal half. The 2nd half was much more of the same. Robinson would score twice more, and then backup QB Lawrence Holmes broke loose for a 73 yd TD run halfway through the final frame, 59-0 final.

    It was a fantastic game for the Wolverines, UM outgained MSU 600 to 152, with 482 of those yards coming on the ground. This is the #1 offense in the country, it’s great to punish teams like MSU but the true test is a few weeks down the road against Ohio State, then we’ll see how good this unit really is.

    Stats
    UM QB D.Robinson: 5-9 118 yds 1 TD, 18 att 249 yds 5 TD
    UM RB V.Smith: 9 att 71 yds, rec TD
    UM ILB C.Pearson: 5 tack 3 tfl
     
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    Michigan vs. Ohio State

    #6 Michigan: 28
    #5 Ohio State: 21

    This one wasn’t as dramatic as the last couple times these two teams met but the end result of a UM victory remained the same. The Wolverines got off to a fast start in this one, something OSU could not overcome. UM featured a punishing ground game early. An opening drive that took up about half the first quarter resulted in a Denard Robinson TD run. The Wolverine D forced a quick punt and then a truly phenomenal play occurred. Denard Robinson fumbled, just to have RB Vincent Smith scoop I tup and take it 74 yards to the house. Smith didn’t get a ton of carries on the day but was very explosive when he had the ball.

    Things opened up a bit more in the 2nd quarter. Tyler Richard scored from 7 yards out for the Maize & Blue but 2 TD’s and a very efficient Buckeye offense made it 21-14 at the half. OSU took the kick-off into Michigan territory but were unable to do anything with the good field position as the UM D held strong. Then came the play call of the day. Coach Hood dialed up speed option pass and it worked to perfection; the DB bit just enough and Robinson connected with Thad Marshall for a 74 yd TD. The Buckeyes appeared to be done after a key 4th and goal stand by UM in the 4th quarter…but that was not the case. The Wolverines faced a 3rd and 7 deep inside OSU territory with under 2 minutes remaining in the game. I stupidly called a pass play, and it was picked off to set up a quick OSU TD. Luckily the Wolverines recovered the onside kick to avert a colossal choke job.

    The win clinched back to back Big Ten titles for the Maize & Blue and also very well may have wrapped up the Heisman for Denard Robinson. We now await to see which BCS game we will play in.

    Smith’s Scoop & Score
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA6AQUEo2BE

    Speed Option TD Pass
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bVnmep00X8

    Key goal-line Stand
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cm64Yfi2Edo


    Stats
    UM QB D. Robinson: 5-7 102 yds 1 TD 1 INT, 18 att 117 yds 1 TD
    UM RB V.Smtih: 6 att 53 yds 1 TD
    UM WR T.Marshall: 2 rec 88 yds 1 TD
    UM SS V.Emilien: 7 tack 2 tfl
    OSU QB J.Siems: 13-16 146 yds 1 TD, left in 3rd QTR
    OSU RB J.Hall: 13 att 28 yds
     
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