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October 13, 2008 - 58
The Michigan Daily football writers break down the weekend's stats that don't show up in the box score. The Defense-o-Meter measures the intensity of the defense, the Rod-o-Meter
judges how emotional (positive or negative) Rich Rodriguez was following the game and the Hype-o-Meter measures the fans' performance.
2 / The defense didn't allow a touchdown, but it did give up more
than 300 yards to a relatively weak offense. The worst part
of the defense's performance was the missed tackles. No
Obis official stats are kept for those, but we're guessing Michi-
gan had somewhere between one and two thousand.
2/4 In his Notre Dame and Illinois postgame press conferences,
Rodriguez sounded angry. That wasn't the case Saturday -
4 hejust looked sad. You almost have to feel for the guy. He
Rich Rods knew it wasn't going to be easy, but he probably didn't think
it would be as bad as his first year at West Virginia (3-8).
The student section didn't show up. Most students
0 should have wanted to see a blowout win after the
debacle against Illinois. That's what everyone expected
Big Houses against Toledo, but the seats were empty anyway. Even
when the game was tight, the crowd wasn't loud.
"Quiet. Quiet. It wasn't crazy.
Just quiet. Sometimes after
games, you get guys mad and
yelling and screaming and things
like that. Not today. Everybody's
-Michigan running backs coach Fred Jackson on the
mood in the locker room after the game
THE MICHIGAN DAILY TOP 10 POLL
6. TEXAS TECH: Redshirt sophomore wide receiver
Mike Crabtree broke the school's all-time career
receiving touchdown record Saturday with 32. We
wish Michigan's sophomore receivers could just
hold on to apass.
1. Texas (6-0)
2. Alabama (6-0)
3. Penn State (7-0)
4. Oklahoma (5-1)
5. Florida (5-1)
6. Southern cal
7. Texas Tech (6-0)
8. Oklahoma State
9. Brigham Young
10. Georgia (5-1)
11. Missouri (5-1)
12. Ohio State (6-1)
13. Louisiana State.
14. Utah (7-0)
15. Boise State
16. Kansas (5-1)
17. Virginia Tech
18. North Carolina
19. South Florida
20. Michigan State
21. Wake Forest
22. Vanderbilt (5-1)
23. Pittsburgh (4-1)
24. Ball State (7-0)
25. California (4-1)
lost to Texas 45-35
lost to Oklahoma
lost to Florida51-21
beat Clemson 12-7
lost to Missis-
sippi State 17-14
at Texas A&M
1.TEXAS(71): The Longhorns'victoryin:
the Red River Shootout showed they're the
real deal. And the 35 points theyallowed
to Oklahoma was good practice for facing
Missouri's high-scoringoffense next week.
8. SOUTHERN CAL: The Trojans had 10 penalties
and quarterback Mark Sanchez turned the ball
over four times in one quarter.USC stillwon 28-0.
If Michigan would have made those mistakes;
who knows how many it would have lost by?
3. PENN STATE: Penn State beat Wisconsin
by 35 points. Michigan hasn't scored 35
points in its last two games combined.
We're assuming that will still be the same
after the two teams meet this weekend.
10. UTAH (1): Last year, Utah beat Wyoming by
50points. Thissyear,it was 33.Wyoming coach Joe
Glenn issreally turning those Cowboys around. By
the way, Louie Sakoda (the guy who hit four field
goals against Michigan) booted an81-yard punt.
/7. OKLAHOMA:After the game, Sooner coach Bob
Stoops said LSU still went to last year's title game
withtwolosses.Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said
Oklahomalostto Texas two years ago and still made
the Big12 chapionship game. Stop livinginthe past.
Games updated through Oct.12
The Daily football
writers do their best
to predict what happens
in the 2008 college
M.. ichigan.(-l7) vs. Toledo
No.1 Okla hom (-7.5) vs No.5 Texas
No.Louisiana.State.(t.) at.No1 ..orid .
No. 6 Penn State (-5.5) at Wisconsin.
No 7 Texas Tech (-21.5) vs. Nebraska
No. 8 Southern Cal (-27.5) vs. Arizona State
No. 9 Brigham Young (-23.5) vs. New Mexico
No.10 Georgia (-12.S)os. Tennessee
No.12 OhioStale.(-19) at Purdue
No.14 Utah (-24) at Wyoming
No.1SBoise.State (-11.5).vs. Southern Miss.
No.16 Kansas (-14.5) vs. Colorado.
No.20 Auburn (-19).vs..Arkansas.
No. 21 Wake Forest (-2.5) vs. Clemson
No. 22 North Carolina (-8) vs. Notre Dame
No.23Mighigan State (-2.5) at Northwestern
No. 25 Ball State (-16.5) at Western Kentucky
Minnesota (+11) at Illinois
Iowa (-5.5) at Indiana
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