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Good EnoughMichigan outlasts Notre Dame in 2OT, 41-38
HB Stephen Hopkins on his 71 yard touchdown run
Ann Arbor, Michigan - The Rival Notre Dame Fighting Irish came into the Big House with a top 20 ranking in the polls. They leave the Michigan with heartbreak and questions as they lose a tough one 41-38 in double overtime. The game really started when the Wolverine defense scored a touchdown for the third straight game. This time CB JT Floyd picked off a pass and raced 93 yards for the 7-0 lead. Early in the second quarter, WR Roy Roundtree caught a 12 yard pass from backup QB Devin Gardner to put the Wolverines up 14-3. The game would get tight before halftime, but Michigan would go into the locker room up one 21-20. Michigan would dominate the third quarter scoring a touchdown and keeping ND outta the endzone. But Notre Dame would score late in the fourth to force the overtime. In overtime both teams traded touchdowns during the first OT, but the biggest play came on a third and 1 inside the 5. ND Hb Cierre Woods would get the ball and was stuffed by LB Kenny Demens, thus forcing ND to kick a go ahead FG. Michigan had the last shot. HB Stephen Hopkins would score the game winning touchdown from one yard out after a brillant drive by the Wolverine offense.
MLB Kenny Demens 10 tackles, 6 soloCB JT Floyd 1 Int, 1 TD, 4 tacklesHB Stephen Hopkins 30 atts. 145 yards 4 TDsTE Kevin Koger 5 catches 85 yards
10 - 24
The Gophers add another loss to the year as we blew it against Miami of Ohio, 24-10. Having lost 3 non-conference games, the Gophers are hoping they can turn it around now that Big Ten play is upon us. With a bye week to rest and regroup, hopefully this team can put something together.
The Gophers had the lead, 10-7 but Miami(OH) went on a 17-0 run to put the Minnesota Golden Gophers at 1-3. Offensively, we were horrible. Marquise Gray completed just 7 passes out of 24 for 103 yards and 2 interceptions. Duane Bennett was probably the only bright spot this side of the ball gaining 82 yards on 15 carries and added a touchdown to his career. Da Jon McKnight was keyed on all game and not allowed to make any big plays. Eric Lair led the team in receiving with 48 yards on 3 receptions. The Gopher defense wasn't that bad as they only allowed 220 yards total offense. Unfortunately, that was all Miami needed to put us away as our offense was non-existent.
Oregon 16, UCLA 9
The Ducks struggle offensively due in most part Darron Thomas erratic passing. The Duck quarterback again threw three picks and has tossed nine this season. The running game was solid, getting 253 yards, enough to keep the Bruins off the field.
Huskies get handled by ASU, 24-52
PHOENIX, AZ -
Washington started the 2011 season strong winning their first 2 games of the year. They were riding high and looking to carry forward with the momentum of their first 2 victories behind them in week 4 against ASU. The Sun Devils did not buy into the hype.
Using a play making secondary and an effective pass attack, ASU controlled nearly the entire game. Using turnovers to their advantage, they amassed 52 points throughout the contest thanks to interception returns and a fumble return. It seemed that UW had no answer on offense or defense for the entirety of the contest.
Looks like its back to the drawing board for the Huskies. Soon as they thought they had it all figured out, reality set in.
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