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Week 1: #12 Michigan State (54) - #21 Boise State (22)
Michigan St dominated this game with a tough defense and a mistake free offense. The game and season opened up with an impressive 100+ yard kick return for a touchdown by redshirt freshman Rj Williamson. Another touchdown came through the air on a 34 yard pass from the Spartan's QB Maxwell to WR Mumphery as he managed to get behind the Bronco's defense. The rest of the first quarter would go to the Spartans to the tune of 17-0.
Boise's quarterback would open up the second quarter with an interception. Michigan State would capitalize on that when a scrambling Maxwell would hook up with Mumphery again in the endzone for another touchdown. Boise would later score a on a bomb to the endzone the was the result of a blown coverage by Michigan State's defense.
Both offenses sputtered in the 3rd quarter where the only points came from a Michigan State field goal.
The offenses finally got going in the fourth quarter and combined to score 36 points. The fourth also hosted the strangest play of the game which came on a desperation heave by Boise State's QB towards the endzone. It was intercepted by Michigan State, but then on the way down, the Spartan corner fumbled the ball back to Boise's offense resulting in the most complicated 40 yard pass ever.
Michigan State opened up the game strong and never looked back. This blowout could result in the Spartan's breaking their way into the top 10 early and Boise being knocked out of the top 25. Michigan State will be traveling to Central Michigan next week with a chance to cement their likely spot in the top 10.
QB Maxwell: 23/36, 409yds, 5td, 0int
RB Bell: 148yds on 25 attempts
WR Mumphery: 9rec, 190yds, 3td
WR Lippett: 4rec, 92yds, 2td
Week 1: Iowa 76 - Northern Illinois 27
Dekalb, IL (AP) - The Iowa Hawkeyes took out all frustration of having to open up on the road to an inferior opponent, dominating the Huskies 76-27. Senior James Vandenburg finished with 390 yards and 5 TD passes, while Jordan Canzari racked up 231 rushing yards and 3 TDs in a little over two quarters of work. N. Illinois' no-huddle offense was not able to keep up with the power running game of the Hawkeyes' who as a team finished with 72 carries for 437 rushing yards.
The Hawkeyes got the scoring going early as Canzari scored from a yard out and a 7-0 lead. after a Huskies 3 & out, Kevonte Martin-Manley snagged a 27 yard TD pass from Vandenburg to up 14-0. NIU closed the cap with the no-huddle, as RB Ahmed Daniels found paydirt from 2 yards out to close the cap. Vandenburg then went to work on the porous NIU defense, completing 7 straight before finding Davis for a 32-yard score and a 21-7 lead. After another Huskies 3 and out, the NIU defense would hold Iowa to a FG, making the score 24-7. The Huskies again could not sustain a drive, had to punt, which would lead to more Hawkeye fun. A long, brusing drive capped by a Canzari 2-yard TD run made the score 31-7 and the rout was on, leading to a 45-13 lead at the break.
Not much would change in the second half as more impressive Iowa running would lead to more points. Coach Townsend pulled the starters midway through the third. On a down note, backup RB/KR Damon Bullock separated his shoulder and will be out 3-4 weeks. Also, the defense would go into the record books, giving up a 99-yard TD reception to the Huskies' Da'Ron Brown. But all in all, it was an awesome showing by the Hawkeyes.
"I think the quirk in the scheduling made us a little upset, we were upset about not being in the preseason Top 25, we would have like to have opened up at home." Coach Townsend would go onto say later in the press conference following the game. Good start for the Hawkeyes as they open up 1-0. In-state rival Iowa State come to Ames next week.
HAIL HAIL MICHIGAN...#1 GOES DOWN!!
The Michigan Wolverines came into this game as road underdogs against the defending National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide, but this a whole new year and a whole new season. The Wolverines outplayed the Crimson Tide from start to finished as Michigan beat Alabama 40-23. Coach Hoke said all week that Denard Robinson had to play a near perfect game in order to beat the Tide and he responded by going 22 of 29 for 257 yards and 2 touchdowns. He along with RB's Fitzgerald Toussaint, Vincent Smith and Stephen Hopkins combined for 202 yards on the ground against a Tide defense with several new starters on defense. The Michigan D played like the good defense in the past forcing 5 interceptions with 2 apiece from Blake Countess and Courtney Avery. Avery also was tied with star LB Kenny Demens with 8 tackles. Michigan played a near perfect game tonight but as Coach Hoke put it "It's only one game. We can celebrate tonight and then we have to get ready for next week." That's all from Ann Arbor see next week as Michigan takes on the Air Force Falcons.
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WEEK 1: #2 USC Trojans (17)- #16 Wisconsin Badgers (72)
Wrecking ball the Trojans were dominated in the game in the trenches giving up a total of 392 yards on the ground 212 yards 3 tds on 29 carries to M.Ball, 132 yards 2 Tds to J.White and 41 yards and 1 td for the rest of the team, D.O'Brien didnt have to do much as he went 10-18 for 241 yards and 1td and 0ints, as the defense did the rest with 4 sacks and two pick 6's. the game was only close for 1 quarter of football as both teams struggled to find thier groove and ended up a 3-0 badger lead. On the other side of the football M. Barkley struggled after returning from a early shoulder injury in the 1st quarter and only to return in the 2nd half and finished the game 16/37 212 yards 1 td and 2ints. the running game for trojans was hot at first finishing the first quarter with 50 yards by C.McNeal he was held to only 41 yards the next 3 quarters for a total of 91. but wasting those yards as a missed FG and mental mistakes cost them a thier only scoring chances in the 1st quarter. Second half was not close as M.Ball took the first hand off of the 3rd quarter 78 yards for a td and after that it was off to the races as Badgers put up 42 3rd quarter points, with Trojans unable to recover and being literally ran out of the stadium. The 4th quarter was slow as Badgers back ups got playing time and trojans score an early td but that was all as they were outscored again 10-7 in the forth.
overall the badgers were excited about the win and hope to carry the momentum foward into week 2 when the travel onto the road to face Oregon State.
Ohio St Rolls over Miami,Oh.
It was over at Ht, but they still played out the stretch as Ohio St rolled over the Redhawks of Ohio 44-6 as everyone got playing time in this one. Miami came out hoping to start the year off right. on the 3rd play Dysert threw his 1st of 7 int's on the day as Barnett returned this one for a TD and a quick 7-0 Buckeye lead. Then 2 more int's lead to 14 buckeye points as Fields and Hyde both ran in for TD's and a 21-0 lead. Miami tried again to sustain a drive and Dysert threw another int as his count was up to 4 at this point in the 1st quarter, and it led to Buckeye points again as Basil kicked his 1st of 3 Fg's on the day as he nailed this one from 25 yrds and a 24-0 OSU lead as the 1st quarter wrapped up. Hyde then chipped in 2 more scores as Osu extended the lead to 38-0 before HT. Dysert then led a good drive that finally led to points and the xtra point was shanked off to the left and Miami found itself still down 38-6 at the Half.
The Buckeyes played out the stretch as the 1st teamers played one series on Off and Def before the 2nd string took over for the rest of the game. Basil chipped in with 2 Fg's in the 2nd Half hitting from 40 and 49 yrds out to push the lead to 44-6. Nothing went right for the Hawks as Dysert had a tough day 17-46 for 199 yrds and 1 td and 7 int's.
Ohio St was led by Hyde on the Ground as he rushed 30 times for 92 yrds and 3 scores. Braxton Miller threw for a modest 81 yrds on a 6-9 day as he rested most of the 2nd half and rushed for 20 yrds. Rod Smith finished up with 39 yrds on 17 carries as he subbed for Jordan Hall who was knocked out of the game early in the 2nd quarter with a concussion and did not return to the game. Corey Brown led the receivers with 78 yrds. On the defense side Storm Klein led the defense with 7 tackles and 5 assissted.
Ohio St looks to continue a good start on a early yr taking on UCF next week.
Illinois beats up on Western Michigan
Illinois 43 Western Michigan 21
Illinois jumped out to an early 20 - 0 lead and cruised to an easy 43 to 21 victory. At one point the lead was as big as 40 to 7 before western michigan tacked on a couple late touchdowns. The rout was on early after an early rushing touchdown by Donovonn Young in his first game as the starting tailback. Followed by a 86 yard touchdown pass from veteran QB Nathan Scheelhasse to Ryan Lankford. Donovonn was a workhorse down the stretch in the game salting away the clock with crucial third down runs and finishing with 40 carries for 182 yards and a touchdown. The fighting Illini' came into the game concerned about unknown talent from the Broncs but took them out of their game plan with the quick start and a strong defensive performance for 3 quarters.
Top Performers for the Illini
QB: Nathan Scheelhasse 17-35 334 yds 2 TD
RB: Donovonn Young 40 car 182 yds 1 TD
TE: Evan Wilson 12 rec 194 yds
K: Taylor Zalewsk 5-5 FG's 38 yard Long
LOLB: Houston Bates 1 tck 1 int 1 td
Week 2: Purdue at #23 Notre Dame- The Battle for the Shillelagh Trophy- Purdue Upsets Notre Dame 39-27
Breaking news from South Bend as the scrappy Purdue Boilermakers takes down high powered Notre Dame 39-27. With their extra week to practice, The Boilermakers game-planned around their offensive weapons Bolden and Terbush. Running back Ralph Bolden was named player of the game with 127 yards rushing and 2 TD's. But the real jewel of the game was QB Caleb TerBush who threw for 398 yards while completing 75% of his throws. However the Purdue offense didnt do it alone. The Boliermaker defense out scored the Notre Dame offense in the first half by recording a safety and holding the the Fightin' Irish to 0 points. However, fireworks were planned for the 2nd half as the Notre Dame offense erupted for 21 points in the 3rd quarter, 14 of them on 4th and long situations. As Notre Dame scored touchdown after touchdown on the Boilermaker D, the Purdue offense was having a difficult time punching the ball in having to settle for 3 FG's inside the 20 yard line. When asked on his team inability to score in the endzone, coach Lewis said, "Thats one of the problems with the run and shoot. You can get 7-8 yards a play, but when you cant spread out the D anymore, reads become difficult and you get more pressure. But we did enough to win the game and its something we need to work on. It was a great show for our first game of the new purdue era."
QB TerBush: 34-45, 398 yds, 1 TD, 2 INT's
RB Bolden: 37 att, 127 yds, 2 TD's, 5 rec, 21 yards
WR Ross: 5 rec, 154 yds, 1 TD
WR Bush: 9 rec, 51 yards
K Griggs: 3-3 FG's, Long of 37, 4-4 XP
Purdue D: 5 sacks, 2 INT's, 16 TFL's, Safety
WEEK 2: #13 WISCONSIN (59) - OREGON STATE (21)
Badgers Defense gets it done early
week 2 started out the same as week one for the badgers who struggled early on offense in the first quarter, while the Beavers where able to do pretty much what they wanted. Both Defenses had 2 Int's in the 1st quarter which help stall both O's on the field with OSU scoring late and going up 7-0 after one. 2nd quarter the Badgers came to life on offense and putting up 17 offensive points and leading 17-7 with less than a min left when Chris Borland made a jump on the ball and took the INT for a 69 yard td return to end the half and had a 24-7 badger lead. 3rd quarter is where the badgers once again dominated and blew the game away with 17 more points and leaving oregon gasping for air, and in the forth trading scores with oregon and still end up outscoring them in the 4th quarter 16-9. The Badgers won this game due to thier D all over the Beavers early and late helping leaving them to a 59-21 victory
Passing- OSU: S.Mannion 25/52 384 yards 3 TDs 5ints 1 fumble
WU: D.O'Brien 13/27 196 yards 2tds and 3ints
WU: M.Ball 36 carries 212 yards 2 tds
WU: J.White 20 carries 171 yards 2 tds
OSU: M.Agnew 18 carries 73 yards
OSU: M. Wheaton 6 catches 138 yards 2 tds
WU: J. Pedersen 4 catches 106yards 2 tds
Week 2: #10 Michigan State (40) - Central Michigan (13)
For the first quarter of this game, Michigan State was going to make sure CMU knew who the boss was. They decided to keep the ball primarily on the ground and establish a tough physical run game in the first quarter. The bruising running style of Bell continued to move the chains all quarter and before CMU knew what hit them, the first quarter was over and they were down 14-0.
CMU's defense stiffened up a bit through the 2nd and 3rd quarters which slowed down MSU's ability to pound the football. After 2 quarters of futility in trying to keep the ball on the ground, the 3rd quarter ended with the score at only 23-7 in MSU's favor.
MSU finally decided to open up their offense a bit in the 4th, putting up an additional 17 points to end any hopes of CMU's dream season. Next up, Notre Dame.
Players of the Game
RB Bell: 41att - 151yds - 2td
TE Sims: 8rec - 87yds - 1td
S Drummond: 2int
RB Bell Rushing Attempts: 41
Time of Possession: MSU (36:58) - CMU (11:02)
Week 2: #4 Michigan (29)- Air Force (3)
The Wolverines showed that they can ground and pound with one of the best rushing attacks in the nation as the maize and blue outrushed the Air Force Falcons 320 to 121 in the 29 to 3 victory. The game started off with a turnover as Thomas Gordon picked off the first play of the game which led to a TD pass from Denard Robinson to Jeremy Jackson for the game 1st score. Robinson didn't have the best game throwing the ball only going 10 for 21 for 98 yards, but he did carry the ball 19 times for 91 yards but the workhorse today was Fitzgerald Toussaint, who had a great game running behind that good Michigan O-Line to the tune of 193 yards and 2 touchdowns. The defense also step it up today allowing only 169 yards of total offense, causing 2 turnovers, and collecting 6 sacks with one of them leading to a safety. Kenny Demens lead the charge on defense today with 12 tackles, 5 for a loss, and 3 sacks. Overall a good team win for the maize and blue. Next week Michigan faces UMass at home before traveling to Norte Dame.
Nebraska destroys Ucla
Coach Jeremy Dougkas made it clear not to have a let down vs the bruins this week and his team answered the bell.
The defense forced turnovers and was able to make crucial stops.
"we just wanted to make it tough for their offense. We were able to do good things and keep them in long yardage situations."
The cornhuskers also got great play from QB Taylor Martinez and Rex Burkhead RB.
The running game produced as well as the passing attack. Nebraska put up. 56 pints on the UCLA defense.
This team looks poised to make a run. Can they keep this focus up??
Week 3: Purdue steamrolls Eastern Michigan.
Despite what the Purdue coach says, Purdue stomped Eastern Michigan. Though it didnt seem good enough to him. After the game a gruntled coach Lewis remarked, "We blew 5 deep balls in the first quarter alone, had 5-10 droped passes, let the QB break 5 tackles on the way for a 40 yards TD, it was just embarrassing how we came to play. This team has to remember that the ND game was LAST WEEK. Not THIS WEEK. LAST WEEK. We spent the whole first half playing with 6 and its a miracle we won."
Coach Lewis was right about one thing, Purdue looked awful the first quarter. They managed to break into eagle territory every drive the first quarter, but once they hit the 35 yard line, the offense looked hopeless. Purdue had to punt inside the 40 yard line 3 times in the first half because they lack a FG kicker. But what was more concerning than the offensive woes were the defensive struggles. Although the defense held EMU to 6 points and recorded 11 sacks, there were times when Eagle quarterback Gillett was a man among boys breaking over 10 tackles and sacks. What is scary is that Gillett recorded more YAC than total yards on the ground.
One has to wonder how this inability to bring down the ball carrier the first time will play out versus teams like Wisconsin and Michigan
However, after the defense gave up the 40 yard scamper to Gillett, the boilermakers got it together and scored 62 unanswered points with 2 defensive TD's. QB TerBush was named POG despite only completing 50% of his passes and throwing for 345 yards and 3 TD strikes. Bolden matched his first game by running for 127 yards once again, despite being pulled early in the 3rd quarter after a 66 yard scamper to the endzone.
QB TerBush: 22-44, 345 yds, 3 TD's, 1 INT, 3 att, 1 TD
RB Bolden: 16 att, 127 yds, 2 TD's, 2 Rec, 32 yds
RB Hunt: 18 att, 94 yds
WR Edison: 7 rec, 108 yds
WR Bush: 5 rec, 57 yds, TD
WR Ross: 4 rec, 81 yds, TD
Purdue D: 11 sacks, 21 TFL, 5 Int's, 1 FR, 2 TD
Week 3: #9 Michigan State (32) - Notre Dame (22)
The final score does not indicate how close this game really was. The Michigan State Spartans must have still been celebrating their victory over Central Michigan because they did not seem at all ready for Notre Dame to start this game. The Spartan's defense did not seem ready for Notre Dame's dual threat QB. Their offense couldn't move the ball on the ground and by midway through the second quarter, their QB Maxwell threw 3 interceptions and they were down 16-0.
Half way through the 3rd quarter, Notre Dame was up 16-10 and looking to add to their lead when their QB Golston went down with a concussion. Their backup QB Hendrix came in and immediately threw a costly interception from 5yds out of the endzone. The Fighting Irish were able to move the ball at will for virtually the entire first quarter. Hendrix would prove to be very ineffective for the rest of the game as Notre Dame could only muster 6 more points for the rest of the game.
That interception marked a turning point as Michigan State would mount a 5 and a half minute drive that resulted in a touchdown and their first lead of the game. Notre Dame did score one more touchdown on a desperation heave to the endzone, but Michigan State would go on to score 15 unanswered points to put the game out of reach with about 5min left. The Spartans better learn from this because next time they might not be as lucky. Next up... Bi-week (followed by OSU).
Players of the Game
MSU QB Maxwell: 24-36att - 397yds - 3td
MSU TE Sims: 6rec - 137yds - 2td
ND Defense: 8 sacks
MSU Defense: 10 sacks
ND WR Jones: 4rec - 158yds (39.5avg)
Week 3: #3 Michigan (69)- UMass (6)
The Michigan Wolverines put on a clinic and was dominant on both sides of the ball as they handled the UMass Minutemen 69 to 6. Denard Robinson didnt play at all in the second half but ended his day with 107 yards passing, 97 yards rushing, and 4 total touchdowns. The Michigan ground game dominated the entire game with 354 yards on the ground. Robinson along with RB's Toussaint, Vincent Smith, and Thomas Rawls all went above 50 yards rushing with Rawls leading the way with 114 yards on 15 carries. The defense also played its part in todays game as they only allowed 230 yards of total offense and giving minus 2 yards rushing. They also forced 4 turnovers returning 2 INT's for touchdowns. Next week the Wolverines travel to Norte Dame to face the Fighting Irish.
Week 4: #3 Michigan (35)- Norte Dame (16)
It was a game in which the star QB Denard Robinson had to take over the offense himself. Denard took the offense in his own hands carrying the ball 23 times for 160 yards and 2 touchdowns while throwing for another 2 touchdowns with 177 yards passing. "I felt good running the ball lately and i'm glad the coach has faith in me putting the ball in my hands" said Robinson after game. The defense gave up 479 yards with most of it coming in the air, had 4 turnovers and 5 sacks. SS Jordan Kovacs had a very good game with 7 tackles, a sack, and 2 INT's. Courtney Avery had a huge fumble recovery that went for a 66 yard touchdown in the 2nd quarter. The next game after the Michigan goes on the road for its 1st Big Ten game against the Purdue Boilermakers.
Week 4: Indiana (20) - #13 TCU (23)
Up 17-0 at halftime Indiana was looking like it was going to make the upset of the week, However Gary Patterson and TCU thought differently. TCU poured 20 straight points on Indiana to start the 2nd half and hurt Indiana's starting and backup QB. With the passing attack out of question it was up to the run game of the Hoosiers to hold the lead, however 200+ yards of running could not contain TCU and the comeback was fierce. TCU sends Indiana home with their first lost 23-20.
Week 5: #6 Michigan State (45) - #24 Ohio State (14)
This week's match-up started no different than Michigan State's previous match-ups. QB Maxwell started up with a pick 6 on the 3rd play of the game. Credit CB Roby on the play though for the spectacular return for a TD. OSU's defense came to play in the first quarter and held MSU to two 3-and-outs and 0 points.
The second quarter was a different story though. For the first time all season, MSU's running game was hitting on all cylinders. RB Hill highlighted the first drive of the second half with a 41yd run which was capped off by a 10 yard TD pass to WR Lippett. The Spartans would go on to win the second quarter 24-7, mainly due to 2 turnovers by OSU's QB Miller. An option pitch that was intercepted for a TD and a fumble in MSU's redzone.
MSU's defense turned up the heat in the 2nd half of the game as OSU would not score another point. The 3rd quarter held the final highlights of the game. A 30yd play-action pass to MSU TE Sims for a TD, another fumble by OSU's QB Miller, and finally a slant pattern to MSU WR Mumphery that turned into a 60 YD pass. After that, MSU figured the game was in hand and it relied on it's running game to run the clock and end the game. Next up... Indiana.
Players of the Game
MSU DT Hoover: 8tck - 5tfl - 2.5sacks
MSU RB Hill: 39att - 190yds - 1td
OSU QB Miller: 3 turnovers
MSU Defense: 8 sacks
MSU QB Maxwell: 4td - 1int
Week 6: #3 Michigan (41)- Purdue (39) 3OT
First i want to give a shout-out to LTL7360 because he is a good player and this was a great game. Michigan had to fight and claw to this W and this win was earned. Denard Robinson was 18 of 36 passing for 193 yards with 2 touchdowns. Denard also ran for many key 1st downs as he ran for 132 yards on 22 yards. In the loss the Wolverines lost RB Fitzgerald Toussaint for the next 3 weeks and maybe more with an abdominal tear. Which means Denard, Vincent Smith and Thomas Rawls will to shoulder more of the rushing until he comes back. The offensive line has to play better as they gave up 8 sacks but when it was time to step up and protect Denard they did. This game was ended in the 3rd overtime as Robinson hit a wide open Jonathan Keizer for the touchdown. The next play Denard threw the next pass for the 2 and the win.
Looks like a GREAT game!!!! Games like that always get me so ramped up...crushing to lose those, but fun nonetheless!
Week 6: #12 Iowa 71, Notre Dame 44
South Bend, IN (AP) - The Iowa continued their impressive start to the season, outscoring the Fighting Irish 44-14 in the second half enroute to the win.
The Hawkeyes run was keyed by a 68 yard Hail-Mary TD pass from James Vandenburg to Kellen Davis to close the first half, closing the Irish lead to 30-7. That TD keyed a huge Hawkeye rally, as Iowa ran off 45 consecutive points to turn a 30-20 defecit into a 65-30 lead. Vandenburg had another big game, passing for 497 yards and 7 TD passes, while Davis also had a big game, with 9 catches for 223 yards ans 3 TDs. The Notre Dame defense was able to hold Jordan Canzeri in check most of the game, although Canzeri did finish with 133 yards on the ground, he needed 34 carries to get there. WR Kevonte Martin-Manley easily had his best game of the season with 7 catches for 120 yards and TDs.
The win improves Iowa to 5-0 and drops the Fighting Irish to a disppointing 1-4 on the season.
Thanks man, you as well because it was such a great game. So many ups and downs and those 2 heartbreaks in overtime made it a game for the ages. I wont sum up players stats because it still stings for me a little bit, but a basic rundown is that Purdue could hold michigan for 2 plays but couldnt contain shoelace robinson on 3rd down. even with double spies on occasions, robinson just made plays. In the 2nd OT Purdue forced michigan back to the 35 out of FG range, which meant purdue need a FG to win. After 3 runs, purdue gained 1 yard for a middle of the field Game winner. With a slight wind against him, the Kicker hit the crossbar as the ball bounced up 3 times on the crossbar, but the wind just nudged it no good. The stadium went quiet. the coach went quiet as everyone asked the same thing, "How did that happen? Why is this game still going on?" The purdue offense put up a quick 6 but couldnt pull in the 2 pointer. Michigan scored after 2 plays and a jailbreak screen secured the win. Players and coaches have refused to comment. But Im sure they hope to come out and compete in their next game.
Good game to Antonio T. The score looks lopsided but if the breaks went his way, it could've easily been a different result.
Week 7: #2 Michigan State (59) - #7 Iowa (33)
The game seemed like it would be a defensive struggle when the first 4 drives of the game ended in punts. But the offenses started to kick into gear after that when Iowa nailed a 36 yard field goal and Michigan State put together back to back touchdown drives.
Iowa would start the second quarter strong with a 20 TD pass. But MSU followed that up with 17 unanswered points. 14 of those points were the result of 2 big plays. One TD pass where WR Lippett got behind the defense for a 69 yard completion, and a 51 yard scamper by RB Bell down to Iowa's 2 yard line. MSU would head to the locker room with a 31-10 lead at halftime.
Iowa's morale took a heavy hit in the early part of the 3rd quarter. After marching down to MSU's 12 yard line, their QB Vandenberg fumbled at the 2 yard line on what looked like a sure touchdown run. They showed that they still weren't out of the game though by forcing MSU's offense to go three-and-out and then immediately scoring on a 30 yard TD pass to WR Davis.
The play that sealed the win for MSU might have happened early in the 4th quarter when RB Hill managed to break free for a 72 yard TD run. From then on, Iowa was forced into a pass-only offense and MSU's defense could just sit back, play it safe, and let the clock wind down to 0. Next up Michigan.
Players of the Game
MSU WR Mumphery: 5rec - 152yds - 1td
MSU WR Lippett: 3rec - 136yds - 1td
Turnover Ratio: MSU +4
Iowa: 9 different receivers targeted
MSU RBs: 46att - 215yds - 4tds
Week 9: #1 Michigan (47)- #18 Nebraska (3)
With the Michigan Wolverines coming off their victory over rival Michigan State, they travel on the road to play the #18 Nebraska Cornhuskers and they dominated the entire game. Denard Robinson keep his Heisman status up threw for 3 touchdowns and was 17 of 20 passing for 223 before leaving the game with a concussion. With Robinson gone and the top 2 backs still injured, Thomas Rawls and Justice Hayes more than made up for Robinson absence in the 2nd half. Both runners combined for 39 carries for 231 yards and 3 touchdowns as Hayes ran and caught a touchdown. The defense was dominant allowing only 107 yards of total offense and getting to the quarterback 12 times. A dominant all-around performance by the #1 team in the land.
What was the result of Michigan vs Iowa? I got my fingers crossed.
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