The Michigan Daily Online 2013

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  1. jca312

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    The Michigan Daily Online 2013

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    September 7, 2013
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    Oregon Ducks (1-1)
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    #10 Michigan Wolverines (0-1)

    Wolverines Edge Ducks in Thriller!

    The Michigan Wolverins improved to 1-1 in their 2nd home game of 2013 when they erased a 21-0 halftime deficit and came back to beat the Oregon Ducks 31-28. Redshirt Freshman quarterback Lamar Davis threw for 343 yards and 4 touchdowns to earn Player of the Game honors, putting the Big 10 on notice that he will be a forced to be reckoned with. Although Davis ended up with big numbers in his second start in the "Big House," the game did not start out well for the signal caller and his maize and blue clad teammates. Oregon came out and dominated the 1st half with their spread offense that seemed to have the Wolverines baffled. Oregon running back Talib Knox found the endzone twice, once in the 1st qaurter on an 8-yard run and again in the 2nd quarter on a 4-yard run. Squeezed in between Knox's two runs was a Tyrell Lester touchdown catch with 1:56 left in the 1st quarter.

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    Lamar Davis completes a pass under pressure and Grant Campbell sacks Oregon QB Daryle Hawkins

    At halftime, things were looking very bleak for Michigan, in large part due to the fact that they could not get their star running back Vincent Smith and the running game going. The Wolverine coaching staff made the decision at halftime to abandon the running game for the most part and put the game on the shoulders of their young quarterback playing in his 2nd collegiate game.

    "I was confident in his preparation and we were getting behind schedule (for 1st downs) running on early downs, so we let him loose a little bit today." Coach Alexander said "He's been here for a year and a half, he knows the system, so I wasn't too worried about it. I was more worried about how we were gonna get stops."

    Davis showed why he was such a highly touted recruit two years ago as he would pass for 4 second half touchdowns in the breakout game of his young career. Michigan received the 2nd half kickoff and took advantage of an Oregon blitz when Davis hit wideout Jason Tate streaking up the Wolverine sideline. Tate got behind the Duck DB, made a leaping catch, without stepping out of bounds, and ran away from the Oregon secondary for a 70-yard touchdown to bring Michigan to within 14 and breathe some life back into to the stunned silent 100,000+ crowd. The Wolverines were finally able to get some pressure on Hawkins and force the Ducks offense off the field via a JT Turner interception a yard inside Oregon territory. On the next play, Michigan was within 7 after Davis hit Vincent Smith in the flat to avoid the Ducks' pass rush, which would harass him all day, and Smith scampered 49 yards for a touchdown to make the score 21-14. Panic began to set in on the Oregon sideline as they once again failed to put any points on the board and had to punt the ball back to Michigan. The Wolverines drove down the field, once again through the air, and Davis connected with tight end Jim Hayden for an 8-yard strike to tie the score at 21 heading into the 4th quarter.

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    Jason Tate's touchdown grab and JT Turner's interception

    When the 4th quarter began, Coach Hoodlum had his Oregon Ducks composed again and they came out and marched down the field to retake the lead on Knox's 3rd touchdown of the day, once again from 8 yards out. With 3:43 left in the game, Michigan, who was preseason Top 5 seemed destined for an 0-2 start to their season, but Davis came up with yet another big throw, this time hitting slot receiver Ryan Smith on a post route with a perfect strike for a 55-yard touchdown, just :25 seconds later. With the score tied at 28, the fired up Wolverine defense returned to the field and Hawkins constantly found himself under pressure. The Wolverines forced the Ducks to go 3 and out and then Davis returned to the field to lead Michigan on a 6-play 68-yard drive down to the Oregon 28-yardline where Tom Hughes kicked a field goal to put the Wolverines up 31028 with just 1:24 left to play. Oregon was forced to use their timeouts on Michigan's drive, to give themselves time to score, so they were in desperation mode when they got the ball back. The Wolverine defensive line and secondary combined to make life impossible for Hawkins and when cornerback Clint High knocked down Hawkins Hail Mary pass along the sideline, Davis and the Michigan offense returned to the field to kneel out the clock and seal an epic comeback victory adding to the lore of one of the most tradition rich venues in college football.

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    Ryan Smith's 55-yard touchdown catch and Clint High's pass breakup
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    Clint High celebrates


    Player of the Game

    3 Lamar Davis


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    17-24 343 yards 4 toucdowns 1 interception

    #10 Michigan (1-1)

    8/31 #1 Notre Dame 7-48
    9/7 Oregon 31-28
    9/14 Georgia Tech
    9/21 #16 Iowa
    9/28 at Indiana
    10/5 Minnesota
    10/12 at #25 Illinois
    10/19 at Purdue
    10/26 Michigan State
    11/2 at #3 LSU
    11/9 Northwestern
    11/16 at #5 Ohio State
     
  2. Jam.

    Jam. FIU; Sun Belt Champions!

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    I'm not even in this league, I just gotta say that's an awesome summary.
     
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  4. jca312

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    Michigan 30-27 Georgia Tech

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    September 14, 2013
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    Georgia Tech (2-1)
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    Michigan Wolverines (1-1)

    Last Second TD Lifts Wolverines

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    Jason Tate catches game-winning TD with :03 to play

    Michigan gets above .500 for the first time this season with a hard fought victory over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Georgia Tech drew first blood driving down deep into Michigan territory with J Mayo scoring on a 2-yard run. :42 later, Vincent Smith responded with a 35-yard touchdown run on a pitch to the left side to tie the game at 7-7.

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    Smith's 35-yard touchdown run

    The 2nd quarter would be a defensive struggle with Michigan moving the ball, but the Georgia Tech defense would tighten up around the red zone forcing Michigan to settle for 3 Tom Hughes field goals and a 16-7 halftime lead.

    The 2nd half started with the Michigan offense once again unable to get on track. Georgia Tech would then, methodically move the ball down the field and score on a 6-yard Orwin Smith run to get within 2 points at 16-14. Lamar Davis would then start to heat up hitting freshman wideout Joe Maynard on a perfectly thrown 19-yard corner route to put Michigan back up by 9 points.

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    Maynard's touchdown catch

    Down by 9, Georgia Tech would score two touchdowns in 2 minutes to go up by 4 with 1:08 left to play. Davis would then show why the Michigan coaches are so high on him as the redshirt freshman led his team down the field, capping the drive off with a 5-yard touchdown pass to Jason Tate with :03 left to play to win the game. Davis earned Player of the Game honors for the second straight week.


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    Jason Tate's game-winning touchdown catch

    Player of the Game

    3 Lamar Davis


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    18-29 273 yards 2 touchdowns

    Michigan (2-1)

    8/31 #1 Notre Dame 7-48
    9/7 Oregon 31-28
    9/14 Georgia Tech 30-27
    9/21 #16 Iowa
    9/28 at Indiana
    10/5 Minnesota
    10/12 at #25 Illinois
    10/19 at Purdue
    10/26 Michigan State
    11/2 at #3 LSU
    11/9 Northwestern
    11/16 at #5 Ohio State
     
  5. jca312

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    Michigan 28-35 Iowa (OT)

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    September 21, 2013
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    Iowa Hawkeyes (2-1)
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    Michigan Wolverines (2-1)

    Michigan Stumbles in Big 10 Opener

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    Overtime pass breakup that ended the game​

    Michigan dominated the game statistically and seemed to be in control in the second half, but never put the Hawkeyes away and it came back to haunt them. Iowa scored first on a pick 6 by Christian Kirksey, who stepped in front of a pass at the Iowa 40 and outran all Wolverines for the touchdown. On Michigan's next play from scrimmage, the dynamic freshman duo of Lamar Davis and Ryan Smith hooked up for a 72-yard touchdown to tie the score at 7-7.

    Iowa would retake the lead on their first possession of the 2nd quarter when Marcus Coker would break a couple tackles and score from 13 yards out. Coker and DeAndre Johnson would be impressive all day, breaking several tackles ad gaining 69 yards on 20 carries scoring 3 touchdowns for Iowa. Michigan would again respond with a 7-yard touchdown run by Vincent Smith once again bring Michigan even. Iowa would go into the half with a 21-14 lead after Don Shumpert caught a 6-yard touchdown with just :23 remaining in the half.

    The 2nd half would start with Michigan taking the lead after they got two 3rd quarter touchdowns. The first coming with 3:29 left in the quarter on a 6-yard scramble by Davis and the second one coming to close out the quarter with backup running back Mike Dean scoring on a 1-yard run to send Michigan to the 4th quarter with a 28-21 lead.

    The 4th quarter proved to be a defensive struggle with Iowa trying to draw even and Michigan trying to eat clock. Unfortunately, the Wolverines couldn't run out the clock and Iowa was able to score with the little time they had remaining when Johnson would score on a 3-yard run with :51 to play. Michigan got a decent return and got in position for the game-winning field goal, but Hughes would come up short.


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    Hughes misses as time expires​

    In overtime, Iowa would lose the toss and Michigan would elect to start on defense. The hot Hawkeye offense would not be denied and just like they did in the 4th quarter, they would score on a Johnson 3-yard run. Davis did not have any miracles today and the Wolverines were unable to match Iowa's score and would fall to 0-1 in Big 10 play.

    Player of the Game

    3 Lamar Davis
    23-38 393yards 1 touchdown 1 interception
    4 carries 9 yards 1 touchdown


    Michigan (2-2 Overall 0-1 Big Ten)

    8/31 #1 Notre Dame 7-48
    9/7 Oregon 31-28
    9/14 Georgia Tech 30-27
    9/21 #16 Iowa 28-35 OT
    9/28 at Indiana
    10/5 Minnesota
    10/12 at #25 Illinois
    10/19 at Purdue
    10/26 Michigan State
    11/2 at #3 LSU
    11/9 Northwestern
    11/16 at #5 Ohio State
     
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    Michigan 35-14 Indiana

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    September 28, 2013
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    Indiana (3-0)
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    Michigan Wolverines (2-2)

    Michigan Pounds Indiana to Get Back on Track

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    Player of the Game Ryan Smith catches a 36-yard touchdown

    After a slow start and scoreless 1st quarter, Michigan opened the scoring with a 4-yard touchdown run by Mike Dean, who was filling in for Vincent Smith, who was lost for the game in the first quarter with a shoulder injury. Later in the game, Dean would be lost for 2 months with a strained back. Third-string running back Blake Coleman would step in and carry the load for the Wolverines. Coleman, a JUCO transfer, carried the ball 18 times for 118 yards and a 4th quarter touchdown. Michigan racked up 489 yards of total offense. Lamar Davis threw for 331 yards completing 19 of his 30 passes, including 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Ryan Smith was named Player of the Game catching 4 passes for 137 yards and touchdowns of 36 and 62 yards.

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    Dean powers his way into the endzone

    Indiana tied the game with 2:15 left in the half on a 16-yard touchdown pass from Edward Wright Baker to Omarr Jolly. However, Michigan restored their 7-point lead on the last play of the half when Davis hooked up with Smith for a 65-yard touchdown, making the score 14-7 Michigan.

    Michigan came out in the 2nd half and picked up where they left off, receiving the 2nd half kickoff, driving down the field, and scoring on a quick slant caught by Aaron Dortch from inside the 1 yardline. Indiana again responded with Jolly catching another touchdown pass from Wright Baker, this time from 18 yards out, but that would be the last points the Hoosiers would put on the board.

    The 4th quarter would open with Coleman's touchdown on a dive play from the 1 yardline and Michigan would put the game completely out of reach three minutes later when Davis would hook up with Smith again for a 36-yard strike. Michigan improved to 3-2 overall, 1-1 in the Big Ten. Next week, the Wolverines will host the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the battle for the Little Brown Jug.


    Player of the Game

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    Michigan (3-2 Overall 1-1 Big Ten)

    8/31 #1 Notre Dame 7-48
    9/7 Oregon 31-28
    9/14 Georgia Tech 30-27
    9/21 #16 Iowa 28-35 OT
    9/28 at Indiana 35-14
    10/5 Minnesota
    10/12 at #25 Illinois
    10/19 at Purdue
    10/26 Michigan State
    11/2 at #3 LSU
    11/9 Northwestern
    11/16 at #5 Ohio State


     
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    Michigan 31-6 Minnesota

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    October 5, 2013
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    Minnesota (3-3)
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    Michigan Wolverines (3-2)

    Michigan Retains Little Brown Jug in Cakewalk

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    Vincent Smith scores one of his 3 touchdowns

    Michigan rode Vincent Smith to victory against Minnesota in one of their rivalry games. Smith carried the ball 41 times for 254 yards and 3 touchdowns. Junior Blake Coleman added 12 carries for 35 yards and a rushing touchdown of his own. Jason Tate led the Wolverines in receiving catching 7 passes for 115 yards.

    Michigan improves to 4-2 overall and 2-1 in Big Ten play. Up next for the Wolverines, a trip to Champaign to face the 2-3 Illinois Fighting Illini.


    Player of the Game

    2 Vincent Smith
    41 carries 254 yards 3 touchdowns


    Michigan (4-2 Overall 2-1 Big Ten)

    8/31 #1 Notre Dame 7-48
    9/7 Oregon 31-28
    9/14 Georgia Tech 30-27
    9/21 #16 Iowa 28-35 OT
    9/28 at Indiana 35-14
    10/5 Minnesota 31-6
    10/12 at #25 Illinois
    10/19 at Purdue
    10/26 Michigan State
    11/2 at #3 LSU
    11/9 Northwestern
    11/16 at #5 Ohio State
     

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