4B - October 5, 2009
The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com
THE QUICK BREAKDOWN
The Michigan Daily football writers break down the weekend's stats that don't show up in the box score. The Mesk-o-Meter measures the success of special teams, 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.
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o He may be a Ray Guy Award finalist, but that failed
f fake-punt attempt - which Rodriguez said was an
4s wrong read by Mesko - headlined a poor special teams
Zotans day. Sophomore Darryl Stonum averagedjust 24 yards
per return and fumbled one out of bounds. Yeesh.
The visiting team interview trailer was about the
last place in the world Michigan coach Rich Rodri-
guez wanted to be following the Wolverines' over-
time loss. He must have figured short and curt
answers would get him home a little quicker.
4 Spartan Stadium was predictably rocking after Caper's OT
f touchdown. The players started celebrating and so did one
B overzealous Spartan fan, who rushed the field and was
Big Houses promptly arrested. As he was led out in handcuffs, he told
the police officers, "My uncle is a lawyer. Does that help?"
CLIF REEDER/Daly ZAcHARY MEISNER/Daily
WIDE RECEIVER ROY ROUNDTREE PAUL BUNYAN TROPHY
Before the Michigan State game, redshirt freshman Besides its absolutely absurd pose that no one in
Roy Roundtree had only one career reception to their right mind would ever make, the trophy has
his name - a meaningless end-of-the-half Hail the punishment of staying in East Lansing for a
Mary catch against Indiana. But after he caught a second straight year - something it hasn't done since
touchdown pass to tie the game with :02 left on the 1967. The 42-year gap may lead to some creative
clock, nearly every Wolverine fan knew who he was. new anti-State chants, such as one we heard this
He didn't play most of the game, but Roundtree will weekend: "Go Green, Go White. I shit, you wipe."
probably hear his number called a bit more often now. Oh, and did we mention how ugly that trophy is?
We're going to
snatch it from
'em. We're going
to snatch it from
'em when they
caught us. We are
going to snatch it
- Michigan State coach Mark Danto-
nio, on what he said to his team right
before the start of overtime.
THE MICHIGAN DAILY TOP 10 POLL
The Michigan Daily Top 10 returns for its fifth installment this season. Each week,
Daily Sports staffers will fill out ballots, with first place votes receiving 10 points,
second-place votes receiving nine, and so on. The results are published with first-
place votes in parentheses.
1. FLORIDA (4): We
wonder how many lives
superhuman Tim Tebow
saved duringthe bye week.
6. VIRGINIA TECH: Duke
went 3-of-3 on fourth down
and was in it late, but the
Hokies beat the Blue Devils
forthe ninth straighttime.
2. TEXAS (3): The key
to being in the top two 7. THE MICHIGAN DAILY:
is clearly having a bye. Believeit. With a10-5 score,
Simplyput: don't lose, the Daily tallied its fifth
don't move. straight win against the State
News. It was the onlyteamto
3. ALABAMA (3): Four leave East Lansing victorious.
turnovers did the trick.
And we all picked the 8. CINCINNATI: The
Crimson Tide to cover. Bearcats beat Miami (OH)
Win, win. with just 19 minutes of
possession. Taking notes,
4. BOISE STATE: With an Rich Rod?
easy slate and the top dogs
likelyto beat eachother 9. SOUTHERN CAL:
up, canyou say national McKnight bested Best on
championship game? the ground, and with it came
a 27-point victory.
5. LSU: The Tigers won
after a combined three 10. IOWA: They let up 21
touchdowns were scored to Arkansas State. Is the
L in the final three minutes. "Hawkeye 'D' still a great one?
Freshman Tate Forcier passed tsr 223 ysrds sudsa score, but threw a costly pick in overtime.
The Daily Football writers do their'
best to predict what happens
in the 2009 football season. Michael Ruth Courtney Andy
Eisenstein Lincoln Ratkowiak Reid
No. 22 Michigan (+3) at Michigan State
No.3 Alabama (-16) at Kentucky
No.4 LSU (+3) at No.18 Georgia
No. 5 Boise State (NS) vs. UC Davis
No. 6 Virginia Tech (-17) at Duke
No.7 USC (-5) at No. 24 California
No.8 Oklahoma (-7.5) at Miami(FL)
No.9 Ohio State (-17) at Indiana
No.10 Cincinnati (-28.5) at Miami(Ohio)
No.11 TCU (-28) vs. Southern Methodist
No.12 Houston (-15) at UTEP
No.13 Iowa (-21.5) vs. Arkansas State
No.15 Penn State (-7) at Illinois
No.16 Oregon (-32.5) vs. Wash. St.
No. 20 BYU (-24.5) vs. Utah State
No. 21Mississippi (-8) at Vanderbilt
No. 2SGa. Tech (-5.5) at Miss. State
Minnesota (-3) vs. Wisconsin
Purdue (-7) vs. Northwestern
David Hines Jr.
To apply to be a guest picker, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. If you're chosen and can beat at least two of us, you'll stay on for another week. The longest tenured guest picker will get a prize at the end of the season.