4B - September 20, 2010
The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com
THE OUICK BREAKDOWN
The Michigan Daily football writers break down the weekend's stats that don't show up in the box score. The Spread-o-Meter measures the success of quarterbacks, 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.
If Michigan's offense is going to put up 42 points with
525 total yards (241 passing, 284 rushing), the Wolver-
ines are going to continue earning four Denards. Sopho-
more quarterback Denard Robinson got sharper as the
game went on, and he impressed with his arm this week.
Michigan coach Rich Rodriguezwas less than thrilled
after his team defeated an FCS opponent by five
points (but it's better than losing - ask coach Carr).
He called out his kickers, expressed disappointment
in the defense and seemed relieved to be 3-0.
3 Despite the threatening weather and the supposedly
weak FCS opponent, Michigan Stadium wasfull
and lively. Add in the well executed double wave
Big Houses late in the game, and we've got to hand it to the stu-
dent section - especially on a holiday weekend.
PLAY OF THE GAME
WIDE RECEIVER DARRYL STONUM DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR GREG ROBINSON
Stonum's stat line reads like a model of efficiency: Where to begin? The defense gave up 439 yards to
three catches, 121 yards, two touchdowns. His first an FCS opponent. Massachusetts QB Kyle Havens
score was a momentum-changer, a 66-yard screen pass had no trouble navigatingthe Michigan secondary.
that made a show of Stonum's agility. Look no further: Yes, Michigan's players are young, but there were
Michigan has found its playmaking wide receiver. no mid-game adjustments. That's on you, coach.
With about a minute remaining in the first half, and Michigan trailing
17-7' the Wolverines dialed up a screen pass. Denard Robinson hit Dar-
ryl Stonum in stride as he broke toward the middle of the field. Kelvin
"You can't be
upset with a
win, but you
can be upset
with the way
you played, and
we did not play
- Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez at
Saturday's press conference.
THE MICHIGAN DAILY TOP 10 POLL
Each week, Daily Sports staffers 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. ALABAMA (10): Mark
Ingram came back with a
vengeance. The Tide rolled.
2. OHIO STATE(2): Ohio
didn't stand a chance. Darryl
Stonum nearly had more
yards than they did.
6. NEBRASKA: Taylor
Martinez is impersonating
Denard. All he needs to do
now is untie his shoes.
7. TEXAS: Texas exacted
some revenge for Michael
Crabtree's catch. Well,
maybe not to that extent.
3. BOISE STATE: Boise
dominated.Wecan'twaitto 8. ARKANSAS: Ryan
see them play Oregon State Mallett threw for a late
this Saturday. touchdown pass, boosting
his Heisman hopes.
4. OREGON: LaMichael
translatesto "The Michael."
Heis "The Man."
5. TCU: The Horned Frogs
beat up on an in-state foe
in Baylor. AndyDalton only
had two incompletions.
The Daily football writers do their
best to predict what happens Nicole
in the 2010 football season. Auerbach
Michigan (NS) vs. Massachusetts
No.1 Alabama (-23) at Duke
No. 2 Ohio State (-31) vs. Ohio
No. 3 Boise State (-21) at Wyoming
No.4 TCU (-17) vs. Baylor
No.5Oregon (NS) vs. Portland State
No. 6 Texas (-7.5) at Texas Tech
No. 7 Oklahoma (-18) vs. Air Force
No.8 Nebraska (-6) at Washington
No. 9 Iowa (-1) vs. No.24 Arizona
No.10 Florida (-15) at Tennessee
No.11 Wisconsin (-15.5) vs. Arizona State
No.12 Arkansas (-2.5) at Georgia
No.13 South Carolina (NS) vs Furman
No.14Utah (-26) at New Mexico
No.15 Louisiana St. (-13) vs. Mississippi State
No.16 Auburn (-6) vs. Clemson
No.18 USC (-20) at Minnesota
No.19 Stanford (-16) vs. Wake Forest
No. 21 West Virginia (-13) vs. Maryland
No. 22 Penn State (-23) vs. Kent State
No. 23 Houston (-3)at UCLA
No. 25 Oregon State (-14) vs. Louisville
Michigan State (-3.5) vs. Notre Dame
Northwestern (-14) vs. Rice
Illinois (-5) vs. Northern Illinois
Indiana (-13) vs. Western Kentucky
Purdue (-21) vs. Ball State
9. SOUTH CAROLINA:
Marcus Lattimore is astud.
Spurrier knows what he's
10. OKLAHOMA: They
avoided a major upset
against Air Force.
St. Boise St.
rolina South Carolina
h New Mexico
a St. Louisiana St.
rd Wake Forest
ginia West Virginia
ate Penn State
State Oregon State
State Notre Dame
ie Ball State
Right guard Patrick Omameh got up the field and put a block on the
other defensive back on the left side of the defense. Stonum ran around
the block and then broke his run to the outside. The defensive back did
get off of Omameh's block to catch Stonum down the field. But Stonum
broke the tackle and beat the other Massachusetts defenders to the
endzone. Stonum scored the go-ahead touchdown 45 seconds later.
Joe Guest Picker:
Stapleton Patrick Parker
Wyoming Boise St.
Texas Texas Tech
Oklahoma Air Force
Arizona State Arizona State
South Carolina South Carolina
New Mexico Utah
Louisiana St. Mississippi State
West Virginia Maryland
Penn State Kent State
Oregon State Oregon State
Notre Dame Notre Dame
Purdue Ball State
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.