4B - November 2, 2009
The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com
THE QUICK BREAKDOWN
M A IZE GAU GE 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.
MESK-O-METER ROD-O-METER HYPE-0-METER
Mesko averaged just 37.3 yards per punt and was outkicked These losses seem to be getting to the ol' ball coach. The student section wasn't even filled for one of the Illini's
by his Illinois counterpart. Hemingway fumbled a punt return, Rich Rod was listless after the Illinois game, shedding biggest games. Need we say more? Though we were
and Stonum didn't get much on kickoffs. The one positive: his usual feisty self for a downtrodden version of him- simpressed by the amount of "It's Always Sunny" orange-
Graham blocking a punt for the second straight game. Rich Rods self in the postgame presser. We're nota fan of that.B| men, very few in the crowd were wearing costumes.
HALLOWEEN STAFF PICKS
The Daily football writers do their best Eisenstein, aka Guest Picker:
against the spread to predict what Screech from Ruth Courtney Andy Lauren
happens in the 2009 football season "Saved by Lincoln, aka . Ratkowiak, aka Reid, aka Darmanin, aka
the Bell" Jasmine Jaclyn Sparrow Funky Chicken Minnie Mouse
Michigan (-7.5) at Illinois Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan
No.1 Florida (-15) at Georgia Georgia Georgia Florida Georgia Georgia
No.3 Texas (-9) at No.14 Oklahoma State Oklahoma State Texas Texas Oklahoma State Oklahoma State
No.4Iowa (-17.5) vs. Indiana Indiana Indiana Indiana Indiana Iowa
No.5 Southern Cal (-3) at No.10 Oregon Oregon Southern Cal Oregon Oregon Southern Cal
No. 6 TCU (-35) vs. UNLV TCU TCU U NLV TCU TCU
No.7 Boise State (-35) vs. San Jose State Boise State Boise State San Jose State Boise State Boise State
No.8 Cincinnati (-15.5) at Syracuse Cincinnati Cincinnati Cincinnati Cincinnati Cincinnati
No.9 LSU(-35.5) vs. Tulane Tulane Tulane LSU LSU LSU
No.11 Georgia Tech (-12) at Vanderbilt Georgia Tech Vanderbilt Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Georgia Tech
No.12 Penn State (-15) at Northwestern Penn State Penn State Penn State Penn State Penn State
No. 13 Virginia Tech (-16.5) vs. North Carolina Virginia Tech Virginia Tech North Carolina Virginia Tech Virginia Tech
No.16 Utah (-17) vs. Wyoming Utah Wyoming Wyoming Utah Utah
No.17 Ohio State (-43.5) vs. New Mexico State New Mexico State New Mexico State New Mexico State Ohio State New Mexico State
No.18 Houston (-6.5) vs. Southern Mississippi Houston Houston Houston Houston Houston
No.19 Miami (FL) (-7.5) at Wake Forest Miami (FL) Miami (FL) Miami (FL) Miami (FL) Wake Forest
No. 21 West Virginia (-3) at South Florida West Virginia South Florida South Florida West Virginia West Virginia
No. 22 South Carolina (+6) at Tennessee South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina
No. 23 Notre Dame (-28) vs. Washington State Notre Dame Washington State Notre Dame Notre Dame Notre Dame
No. 24 California (-6.5) at Arizona State California Arizona State California California California
No. 25 Mississippi (-4) at Auburn Auburn Auburn Auburn Mississippi Auburn
Michigan State (-3.5) at Minnesota Michigan State Minnesota Minnesota Michigan State Michigan State
Purdue (+7) at Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin Purdue
Last Week 9-14 13-10 14-9 10-13 10-13
Overall 105-93-1 103-95-1 106-92-1 92-106-1 102-96-1
To apply to be a guest picker, e-mail email@example.com. 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.
LOOKING GOOD FFFI ING RI HF
LINEBACKER KEVIN LEACH
The former walk-on started in place of
struggling redshirt junior Obi Ezeh, who
has started 30 of 33 games in his career.
But Leach played decently as the starter,
notching 11 tackles and a third-down sack.
cLIF REEDER/ Daily
WIDE RECEIVER ROUNDTREE
Roundtree has come up with some big
catches in his short Michigan career, but
this season, he may be remembered for
coming up a yard short on a potential
game-changing touchdown reception.
THE MICHIGAN DAILY TOP 10 POLL
The Michigan Daily Top 10 returns for its ninth 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 (7): Tim Tebow,
now has the most rushing
touchdowns ever in SEC
history. Yeah, he sucks.
2. Alabama: Unlike the
AP poll, we won't penalize
the Crimson Tide for
having a bye week.
3. Texas (4): Mack Brown
still has never lost to
Oklahoma State, thanks to
McCoy's 100th career TD.
4. Boise State: The Broncos
remain a favorite in our poll,
but it looks like TCU might
edge them out for a BCS bid.
5. Cincinnati: Even the
Bearcats' backup QB can
throw for four touchdowns
in an easy win. Yeesh.
6. Oregon: Pete Carroll had
never given up more than 43
points at USC - until he faced
Oregon. Hello, Rose Bowl.
7. Iowa: Does "Stanzi and
Hyde" or "Jekyll and Stanzi"
sound better? Or maybe
"Stanzi being Stanzi."
8. TCU: The Horned Frogs
are rolling and they still can't
fill the stands...and Texas
still has warm weather.
9. Penn State: Three
touchdowns in four minutes
in the final quarter will
usually do the trick.
10. LSU: The Tigers haven't
lost to Tulane in 17 years, but
this was their first shutout of
the Green Wave since 1969.
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GET GIRL-APPROVED HAIR
I don't want to say it's slipping away,
but we're not getting wins that we
should, and we're just playing for
- Junior cornerback Troy Woolfolk on Michigan's recent skid. MAX cOLLIS/Dai