Remembered to do this at the mid season mark this time. Michigan Wolverines 6-0 (2-0) This is the first season the Michigan coaches have had to coach without Denard Robinson leading the way, and have had to make several adjustments with Devin Gardner in the game. Overall, it's still a work in progress. Devin has looked great at times, and below average at others. He hasn't been consistent at all this season, luckily, it hasn't hurt the Wolverines so far, but it could be something to look out for in the future if some adjustments aren't made. Still though, Michigan sits at 6-0 at the midseason mark and is currently ranked as the number 1 team in the country. Michigan is averaging 40 points a game and only allowing 19 points a game. The defense has stepped up for the most part, and has played very well. If they continue to improve and force more turnovers, they'll keep Michigan in every game they play. The rushing attack has also been very big for the Wolverines but with 2 senior running backs carrying the load, you expect that kind of play. Offensively QB Devin Gardner- 63-116 1408 yards 16 tds 4 ints 2 rushing tds Devin has had a good season for the most part. A 4-1 Touchdown to interception ration is great, but when the QB you're replacing only had 4 interceptions all of last season, you aren't looked at the same as most Quarterbacks with stats like this. Devin is averaging 235 yards a game, but still has a lot of work to do before people will forget the name Denard Robinson. HB Fitzgerald Toussaint- 78 rushes 433 yards 9 TDs 1 Receiving TD Fitzgerald is averaging 5.5 yards per carry, but just hasn't gotten enough carries this season for him to put up too crazy of numbers. He's been important to this offense, but in more games than not, he's been sitting on the bench in the 2nd half because of the score. He's been the feature back of the offense, but his back-up, Vincent Smith, has almost the same amount of carries as he does. Receiving- The receivers have worked together as a group, instead of there just being one standout. Drew Johnson was the 5 star freshman coming in and he didn't make an impact until the game against Wisconsin where he had over 100 yards and 2 touchdowns. Jeremy Jackson is listed as the number 1 receiver and he's had a solid season with 250 yards. Jerald Robinson has been a big surprise for the team and is continuing to get better each game. A true #1 receiver isn't expected to emerge from the pack, but Drew Johnson will be a star for years to come. Defensively- FS Carvin Johnson- 13 tackles 3 Forced Fumbles 6 Interceptions 1 TD Carvin coming back for his Senior Season was huge for this defense. He's putting up huge numbers just as he did last year and is getting better with each game. He's the team captain on the defense and has proved why he was chosen with the season he's having. As long as he stays healthy, he should have a record breaking season at Michigan. LE- Jibreel Black 11 tackles 6 TKL 4 sacks 1 FF 1 FR Jibreel is having a good season in his first full season as a starter. He's taking over for Rohl who graduated last season after having a great season and heading for the draft. Jibreel had big shoes to fill and so far, he's done a great job at filling them. He's doing just enough to lead this defensive line. Big Wins- Wisconsin- This was easily the biggest win of the first half of the season. It was a conference game between the two teams that have met the last two years in the Conference Championship game and for a 3rd year in a row, Michigan came up with the win 38-31. This could very well be the conference championship game if both do their part, but there are still big games ahead. Big games left no the schedule- Week 9- Nebraska comes to the Big House. This is a conference game and a must win if Michigan wants to make it back to the Conference Championship. Week 11- If we take care of Nebraska, getting to the conference championship will come down to this game at Iowa. It won't be easy with Iowa bringing their flex bone offense back to town, but it's a task that Michigan will have to handle in order to get to the B1G championship again.