2015 Michigan Wolverines

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    2015 Michigan Wolverines

    Big Win for Big Blue

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    Lamar Davis led the Wolverines to a 17-point victory passing for over 400 yards and 5 touchdowns

    The #3 Michigan Wolverines opened their 2015 campaign at home in Week 2 against their arch-rivals, Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish have handed Michigan 2 of their 5 losses over the last 2 seasons. This year they have a new coach and couldn't quite run their winning streak over Michigan to 3. Michigan brings one of the most talented teams in the country to the field in 2015 and have championship aspirations. The 55 points Michigan put up in their first game look promising, but their defense did surrender 38 points and 461 yards of offense is troubling and will need to be addressed if they're going to make a run at the Title.

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    Ryan Smith catches a 1st quarter touchdown and Michael Walker intercepts a pass after Brandon Porter jars the ball loose

    The game started ominously for the Wolverines after the Irish only took 2 plays to put 7 points on the board. Notre Dame Player of the Game, running back Alan Crawford earned those honors in spite of not finishing the game due to injury. Crawford gained 45 of his 100 yards on the 2nd play of the game, breaking the run for a touchdown. Michigan Player of the Game Lamar Davis marched the Wolverines down the field, but when the drive stalled at the 18 yard line, Thomas Hughes came on and kicked a 35-yard field goal to make the score 7-3. On Notre Dame's next possession, they would get a couple first downs, but then on 4th & 3 from the Wolverine 40, the Fighting Irish would go for it and the pass would fall incomplete. Michigan would take advantage of Notre Dame's empty possession and march down the field to take their first lead after Davis found Ryan Smith for an 8-yard touchdown strike. On Notre Dame's ensuing possession, Wolverine linebacker Brandon Porter laid out a Notre Dame receiver as he tried to haul in the pass and Michigan safety Michael Walker was there to snatch it out of the air for the interception. Michigan would then swing for the fences and connect with Davis hit slot receiver Mark Williams for a 51-yard touchdown and the 1st quarter would end with Michigan up 17-7.

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    2 Mark Williams catches a 51-yard touchdown and 3 Lamar Davis celebrates 1 of his 5 touchdown passes on the day

    Each team would score two touchdowns in the 2nd quarter, so Michigan would take their 10-point lead into the locker room at halftime. Notre Dame would score two rushing touchdowns, the first, a 10-yard run by Fred Davis who was in for an injured Crawford. The 2nd was a 14-yard run by Crawford, who was back in the game, but that would be one of his last carries of the game. Davis threw his 3rd and 4th touchdown passes of the game, a 10-yard pass to Josh Maynard, and a 6-yard pass to Smith again.

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    Josh Maynard catches a 10-yard touchdown in between Irish defenders and Defensive Tackle David Jones records a sack

    Michigan would receive the 2nd half kickoff and put together a nice two minute drive that was capped off by a 4-yard touchdown run by redshirt freshman running back Thomas Harris who rushed for 83 yards, scored 2 rushing touchdowns, he also added a receiving touchdown in the 4th quarter. Notre Dame was only able to kick a 26-yard field goal, which was canceled out 1:41 later, when Hughes kicked his 2nd field goal of the day from 48 yards away to send the Wolverines into the 4th quarter with a 17-point lead, 41-24.

    Just like the 2nd quarter, both teams would score 2 touchdowns apiece, Notre Dame getting one through the air and one on the ground. White would score his 2nd touchdown of the game on a 9-yard pass this time :46 into the final quarter. 2:15 later, Harris would catch an 8-yard pass for a score to restore the 17-point lead. Notre Dame would respond 1:33 later with Kellen Johnson scoring on a 3-yard run, but Michigan recovered the onside kick and Harris would ice the game with a 2-yard score making the final score 55-38.


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    6 Thomas Harris scores 3 second half touchdowns to help the Wolverines win

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    3 of Lamar Davis' school record 5 touchdown passes

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    David Jones sacks Notre Dame quarterback Jamaal Carter

    Player of the Game
    3 Lamar Davis

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    29-42 430 yards 5 TDs
     
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    #1 Michigan Falls to Auburn on Last Second Field Goal

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    Auburn cornerback Derrick Newton makes 1 of his 2 interceptions

    Flying high after their big win over arch rival Notre Dame, Michigan brought their new #1 ranking to the Plaines to face a tough Auburn Tigers team, unfortunately, Big Blue would leave their #1 ranking there. Lamar Davis was named Player of the Game after throwing for 344 yards and 3 touchdowns, unfortunately, he also threw 2 interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown. Michigan, was able to overcome those mistakes and with :35 left to play, Davis hit fullback Joe Wade for a 4-yard touchdown on a play-action pass to tie the game at 31-31. Unfortunately, C Dudley would kick a 34-yard game-winning field goal on the last play of the game to give the Tigers a hard earned 34-31 win.
     
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    Michigan 31-17 Wisconsin

    Wolverines Take Down Badgers in Big 10 Opener

     
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    Michigan 31-17 Wisconsin

    Wolverines Take Down Badgers in Big 10 Opener
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    Michigan Defensive Tackle David Jones sacks a Wisconsin quarterback​

    Michigan returned home for their Big 10 Opener against the Wisconsin Badgers, the Wolverines dominated the game from start to finish, beating the Badgers 31-17. Both sides of the ball were impressive with the Wolverines outgaining the Badgers 452-260, the Michigan defense forced 2 fumbles, sacked the Badger quarterbacks 4 times, and made 7 tackles for loss. Defensive tackle David Jones had 2 sacks and 2 tackles for loss. Safety A Stewart led the Wolverines with 8 tackles, 1 for loss, and forced 2 fumbles. On offense, Thomas Harris rushed for 132 yards and 2 touchdowns to earn Player of the Game honors. Wide receiver Ryan Smith caught 7 passes for 111 yards and scored a touchdown. Heisman hopeful quarterback Lamar Davis completed 22 of his 29 passes for 338 yards and 2 touchdowns.

    The Wolverines opened the scoring just over halfway through the 1st quarter when Davis hit slot receiver Michael Williams for a 23-yard touchdown. Two and a half minutes later, Wisconsin got on the board with a 29-yard Will Davidson field goal and the 1st quarter ended with Michigan up 7-3.

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    The 2nd quarter was all Michigan as the Badgers couldn't get anything going on offense and the Wolverines added 10 points to take a 17-3 lead into halftime. With 3:06 left in the half, Tom Hughes kicked a 27-yard field goal and with just :02 left in the half, Harris plunged in for his 1st touchdown of the game from the 1 yardline.

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    Tight end Jacobs makes a nice catch to setup Thomas Harris' 1-yard touchdown. David Jones and Damon Smith combine for a sack​

    Michigan received the 2nd half kickoff,but for most of the 3rd quarter, the Big Blue offense couldn't solve the Badger defense not being able to move the ball efficiently, which the Badgers took advantage of tying the game up at 17-17, when Lamar Davis threw an interception when he was hit as he threw, which Nick Hood returned 57 yards for a touchdown. This was the kickstart the Wolverines needed and immediately went to work, taking just :43 to move the ball down the field and Harris scored his 2nd touchdown of the game, another 1-yard plunge to make the score 24-17 heading into the 4th quarter.

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    Michigan's defense was in the Wisconsin backfield all day and Harris really made the offense go gaining hard yards all day long​

    The 4th quarter saw the Wolverines defense really tighten up, forcing 2 fumbles and pressuring the Badgers' quarterbacks making it impossible for them to comeback. Davis and Smith connected for the final nail in the coffin with 2:35 left in the game to make the final score 31-17 when they hooked up for an 11-yard touchdown. Michigan improved to 2-2 overall and 1-0 in the Big Ten. Next week, they'll travel to Minneapolis to face the rival Golden Gophers in the "Battle for the Little Brown Jug."

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    Strong Safety Anthony Stewart lays the wood to force 2 big fumbles
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    Ryan Smith makes the game sealing 11-yard touchdown catch​
     
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    Michigan 63-0 Minnesota

    Wolverines Run Away From the Gophers
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    Jon Crenshaw rushed for 90 yards and 2 touchdowns in backup duty

    For the fifth straight year, the Little Brown Jug will be found in Ann Arbor. In this year's installment of the rivalry game, Michigan left no doubt blowing out Minnesota 63-0. The Wolverine starters exploded for 35 second quarter points to build a 42-0 halftime lead, which would end their day. The backups added another 21 points in mop up play running the ball on all but four plays. Wolverine running back Thomas Davis scored Michigan's first three touchdowns, the only touchdown of the first quarter, a 23-yard run with 2:45 to go in the quarter, and the first two of the second quarter 9 and 10-yard receptions to give Michigan a 21-0 lead just 1:25 into the second quarter.

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    Thomas Harris gained 80 yards of total offense and scored 3 touchdowns in the first half​

    The second quarter was all Lamar Davis. The Michigan quarterback who was on the Heisman watchlist early in the season, then fell off, has firmly placed himself in the middle of the race. Davis threw all five of his touchdowns in the second quarter and finished the game with 358 yards on 20-32 passing, without stepping on the field in the second half. Davis started the quarter off with the two scoring strikes to Davis, then he hooked up with his favorite receiver, Ryan Smith, twice. The first from 45 yards and the second from 42. Finally, he found Josh Maynard on a nice 14-yard post route to cap off the first half scoring. Smith would finish the day with 6 catches for 167 yards and 2 touchdowns, Maynard caught 7 balls for 114 yards and 1 touchdown.

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    Ryan Smith and Josh Maynard burned the Minnesota defense for 281 yards and 3 touchdowns​

    The second half was more of the same with Michigan dominating both sides of the ball. Jon Crenshaw carried the ball for 17 of Michgan's twenty-eight plays, gaining 90 yards and scoring 2 touchdowns. 3rd-string running back, cornerback Daniel Smith scored the final Michigan touchdown on a 1-yard run. Smith carried the ball twice for 24 yards.

    Michigan improved to 3-2 overall and 2-0 in the Big 10. Up next, the Wolverines will host in-state rivals, Michigan State in the Battle for the Paul Bunyan Trophy in Ann Arbor.

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    Ryan Smith breaks a tackle to score a touchdown and Lamar Davis celebrates 1 of his 5 touchdown passes

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    Michigan sacked Minnesota quarterbacks 3 times while holding them to 118 yards. Jon Crenshaw scoring 1 of his 2 2nd half touchdowns

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    Two of Thomas Harris' three touchdowns

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    Ryan Smith's two touchdown catches

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    Josh Maynard's touchdown catch

    Player of the Game
    3 Lamar Davis
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    Michigan 45-7 Michigan State

    Crushed!
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    Grant Campbell sacks Spartan quarterback Alex Parrish during Michigan's route

    The Michigan Wolverines won their 3rd game in a row and 2nd rivalry game in 2 weeks when they beat Michigan State 45-7 in the Battle for the Paul Bunyan Trophy. Michigan was quick out of the gate when Grant Campbell jarred the ball loose from Alex Parrish on a sack on Michigan State's 1st play from scrimmage, then Lamar Davis found Sheldon Andrews for a 19-touchdown pass on the Wolverines' 1st play. 1:30 later, Michigan was up 14-0 when Davis found slot receiver Mark Williams, then 3:05 later, Ryan Smith caught Davis' 3rd touchdown of the game. Michigan added 10 points in the 2nd quarter on a Thomas Hughes 45-yard field goal, and a Jon Crenshaw 1-yard touchdown run.

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    Sheldon Andrews opens the scoring for the Wolverines and Jon Crenshaw closes out the 1st half scoring making the Wolverines halftime lead 31 points

    Michigan State ended Michigan's shut out bid a little over halfway through the 3rd quarter on a 1-yard run by Mike Moore, but Michigan would add two more scores by Crenshaw and wide receiver Rod Wilkerson to make the final score 45-7. The Wolverines dominated the Spartans in every statistical category holding the Spartans to 7 points, 6 1st downs, and just 130 yards of offense. Spartan quarterback Alex Parrish was sacked 4 times and Michigan State only had the ball for 8:37 of gametime. After putting up 108 points in their last 2 games and giving up only 7, the 4-2 Wolverines face a tougher test next week, when they visit the Penn State Nittany Lions in Happy Valley. Michigan has improved to 3-0 in Big Ten play.


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    Charles Childs gets a sack in 2nd half mop up duty and Mark Williams catches a touchdown pass

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    Sheldon Andrews makes a spectacular touchdown catch and Mark Williams makes a nice leaping catch for a touchdown

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    Grant Campbell sacks and strips Alex Parrish



    Player of the Game
    3 Lamar Davis
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    18-21 220 yards 3 TDs

     
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    Michigan 49-17 Penn State

    Still Rolling
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    Lamar Davis leads the Wolverines to their 4th straight conference win

    In what started out as a tight back and forth game turned into a laugher. Michigan drew 1st blood when, Player of the Game, Lamar Davis found slot receiver Stan Jones in the end zone for a 7-0 Michigan lead. 2:32 later, Curtis Brooks caught a 5-yard Scott Reid pass to tie the game at 7-7 lead with 1:15 to play in the opening quarter. With :09 left in the quarter, Josh Maynard restored the Wolverines' lead making a 14-yard touchdown catch with :09 left in the quarter. Penn State would get back to within 4 points on a 38-yard field goal 1:22 into the 2nd quarter. Heisman Trophy candidate, Davis would push the lead back to double-digits when he found tight end Justin Walker for a 10-yard touchdown pass making the score 21-10. With under a minute left in the half, Reid threw his 2nd touchdown pass of the game, a 21-yard pass to Eddie Lewis. It appeared Michigan would go into the half only up by 4, but Davis threw his 4th touchdown pass of the half, to star wideout Ryan Smith in the back corner of the end zone with :13 left in the half.

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    Stan Jones and Ryan Smith both caught 1st half touchdown passes

    Michigan's defense made some great halftime adjustments, forced two 2nd half fumbles, and shut Penn State out in the 2nd half while putting up another 21 points to win the game going away. Safety Anthony Stewart forced his 4th fumble of the season and linebacker Dave Washington recovered it. Lamar Davis threw his 5th touchdown pass of the game, Smith's 2nd of the game, Davis ran for a 10-yard touchdown, and Thomas Davis scored on a 2-yard run. Michigan outgained Penn State by almost 300 yards, gained 22 1st Downs, and scored touchdowns on all 5 trips to the Red Zone. The Wolverines improved to 5-2 overall and 4-0 in the Big Ten to setup a 1st place showdown in Ann Arbor next week with #3 Iowa Hawkeyes, who have had the Wolverines number recently. This game will go a long way in decided the 2015 Big Ten Champion.


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    Anthony Stewart forces a fumble and Dave Washington recovers it
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    Grant Campbell sacks Penn State quarterback Scott Reid and Lamar Davis rushes for a 10-yard touchdown
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    Thomas Harris and Jon Crenshaw ran all over the Penn State defense
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    Ryan Smith and Stan Jones hauled in 1st half touchdown passes

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    3 Lamar Davis
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    24-32 353 yards 6 TDs
     

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