4B - October 12, 2009
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THE QUCK BREAKDOWN
The Michigan Daity 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.
Here's one Mesko for, well, Mesko's punting.
But he was the only special teams player
who showed up. Mathews fumbled a critical
punt and Stonum struggled with kickoff
returns. It was a pretty rough night.
After the first few questions, it looked
like Rodriguez was going to pull a Drew
Rosenhaus with his frustration and all of
his "next question" responses. Rodriguez
was pretty ticked, to say the least.
4 Kinnick Stadium, at night, with everyone "blacked
out" (both in dress and mental state) - need we
say more? Sure, the fans rushed the field after
Big Houses beating an eight-point underdog, but Iowa also
hadn't won a Homecoming game in three years.
PLAY OF THE GAME
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RUNNING BACK BRANDON MINOR QUARTERBACK TATE FORCIER
Minor was five yards short of the century mark As Forcier was about to take the field for presumably
on 22 carries and scored two rushing touchdowns yet another comeback, Rodriguez grabbed him by the
against an Iowa team that hadn't given one up in pads. A lackluster three and a half quarters meant
almost 34 quarters. Guess it helps to be healthy. Forcier had to watch this one end from the sidelines.
(We) put Denard
in there, had a
little plan with him
and he gave us a
spark. End of story.
Let's not create
not there, guys....
That's not the story
of the game. All
- Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez on
his decision-making process with the
quarterbacks at the end of the game.
THE MICHIGAN DAILY TOP 10 POLL
The Michigan Daily Top 10 returns for its sixth 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 resolts are published with first-
place votes in parentheses.
1. FLORIDA (9): Meyer
had never won with so few
points (13). Guess that's
what it looks like when
Tebow plays "smart".
6. USC: The Trojans did
you, USC. But @PeteCarroll,
we like your Twitter
2. ALABAMA (2): Snead 7. OHIO STATE: Wisco, you
completed just 31.4 percent tried but couldn't survive.
of his passes against the Nice job outgaining the
Crimson Tide 'D'. Buckeyes 368 to 184 yards.
3. TEXAS (1): Wide
receiver Jordan Shipley
had 273 all-purpose yards.
The entire Colorado team
4. VIRGINIA TECH: The
Hokies limited Boston
College to just three first-
8. CINCINNATI: Have fun
traveling to No. 21 South
Florida on Saturday and
potentially saying bye-bye to
our top 10.
9. MIAMI (FL): Give a hand
to Florida A&M. They tried
everything to win, even
putting 13 men on the field.
S. BOISE STATE: After 10. IOWA: Hawkeye fans
a bye week, the Broncos' stormed the field after they
campaign to play in the beat eight-point underdog
National Championship Michigan but failed to cover
goes through Tulsa. the spread. Really?
The Daily Football writers do their
best to predict what happens
in the 2009 football season. Michael Ruth Courtney
Eisenstein Lincoln Ratkowiak
Michigan (+8) at No.12 Iowa
No.1 Florida (-7.5) at No. 4 LSU
No. 2 Texas (-32) vs. Colorado
No. 3 Alabama (-5) at No. 20 Ole Miss
No.SVA Tech (-13.5) vs. Boston College
No.9 Ohio State (-16) vs. Wisconsin
No.10 TCU (-10.5) at Air Force
No.11 Miami (FL) (NS) vs. Florida A&M
No.13 Oregon (-6.5) at UCLA
No.14 Penn St. (NS) vs. Eastern Illinois
No.15 Oklahoma St (-8) at Texas A&M
No.16 Kansas (19.5) vs. Iowa State
No.17 Auburn (-2.5) at Arkansas
No.18 BYU (-17) at UNLV
No.19 Oklahoma (-26) vs. Baylor
No. 21 Nebraska (-3.5) at No. 24 Missouri
No. 22 GA Tech (+3) at Florida State.
No. 25 So. Carolina (-9.5) vs. Kentucky
Indiana (+7) at Virginia
Illinois (+4) vs. Michigan State
Minnesota (-3.5) vs. Purdue
Northwestern(-19) vs. Miami (Ohio)
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