4B - October 20, 2010
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 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.
3/ At the podium on Saturday, Michigan coach Rich Rodri-
guez was clearly peeved. It's understandable given the
4R loss to Iowa was his second straight conference defeat
Rich Rods and it means the hot seatjust got hotter. The coach
talked to media after the game for five measly minutes.
This score may seem generous given the offense's
inability to get in the end zone for the majority of
the game, but the Wolverines tallied 28 points on a
defense that had previously allowed 10 points per
game. The Michigan offense gained 522 total yards.
2 This is partly forgiveable because it was fall break last week-
end, but the upper level of the student section was sparse
at the beginning of the game. Fans started streaming out of
Big Houses the stadium at the end of the third quarter and beginning
of the fourth. They missed a heckuva almost-comeback.
PLAY OF THE GAME
WIDE RECEIVER JUNIOR HEMINGWAY
The redshirt junior once again provided Michigan
with a big play down the stretch. Hemingway
racked up 134 yards and a touchdown on nine
catches and had arguably Michigan's biggest play of
the afternoon, a 45-yard reception from sophomore
quarterback Tate Forcier in the fourth quarter.
The touchdown was the Wolverines' second of the
three they scored in the fourth quarter. This play,
coupled with his big play against Indiana, makes
Hemingway look like a legitimate big-play threat.
CORNERBACK COURTNEY AVERY
It was Iowa's last drive of the game and Michigan's
last shot to get a defensive stop and get the ball
back to its offense down just a touchdown. The
Hawkeyes were looking at a third down and eight
from Michigan's 40-yard line. A first down would
put them in field goal range and allow them to
run out the clock. Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi
completed a four-yard pass torunning back Adam
Robinson, but after a missed tackle by Courtney
Avery, the play turned into a 26-yard gain.
could come in
and not fix some
of the problems
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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.
r .. 1. OREGON (11): The Ducks 6. ALABAMA: 'Bama
, had the easiest Saturday out rebounded from their loss to
of any ofthe top-10 teams: South Carolina last week by
a bye beating Ole Miss 23-10.
vvitnre ball placeu on re .31-yaru line, Kicky tanzi uroppeu bacK
to pass with Marvin McNutt and Derrell Johnson-Koulianos lined up
to his right. McNutt pulled a defensive back to the sideline with his
out route and Johnson-Koulianos ran a corner route that split redshirt
freshman safety Cam Gordon and senior cornerback James Rog-
ers. Stanzi hit Johnson-Koulianos just in time for the receiver to get
a foot in bounds, with Rogers and Gordon several steps behind him.
The touchdown gave Iowa a 14-7 lead, and it was the second of three
scores Johnson-Koulianos hauled in on the day.
2. BOISE STATE (1): The
Broncos embarrassed San
Jose State, beating the
3. OKLAHOMA: Oklahoma
one-upped Boise State,
beating Iowa State 52-0.
Now,they're BCS No.1.
S 7. MICHIGAN STATE: The
Spartans continue to roll
through the Big Ten. The
Spartans beat Illinois 26-6.
8. LSU: Wait, Les Miles
didn't mismanage the clock?
L It would've been tough, as
they beat McNeese State.
4. AUBURN: Defense? We're 9. WISCONSIN: Wisconsin
talkin"bout defense? The overthrew the Buckeyes
Tigers beat Arkansas,65-43. after OSU spent just one
Man,that Newton kid is good. week at No.1.
S. TCU: The Horned frogs 10. UTAH: Poor Wyoming.
showed no mercy for the Talk about a tough schedule
Cougars, beating BYU 31-3. 4 that justgets tougher.
- Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez during
Monday's press conference after the loss
The Daily football writers do their best
to predict, against the spread, what Nicole
happens in the 2010 football season. Auerbach
Men's Glee Club
No.15 Iowa (-3) at Michigan Iowa Iowa Michigan Michigan Michigan
No.1 Ohio State (-6.5) at No.18 Wisconsin Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State Wisconsin Wisconsin
No. 3 Boise State (-38) at San Jose State Boise State Boise State San Jose State San Jose State Boise State
No. 4 TCU (-28) vs. BYU TCU BYU BYU BYU TCU
No. 5 Nebraska (-8) vs.Texas Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska
No.6 Oklahoma (-23) vs. Iowa State Iowa State Oklahoma Oklahoma Iowa State Iowa State
No.7Auburn (-2.5) vs. No.12 Arkansas Arkansas Auburn Arkansas Arkansas Arkansas
No. 8. Alabama (-21) vs. Mississippi Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama
No.9 Louisiana St. (NS) vs. McNeese St. Louisiana St. Louisiana St. Louisiana St. Louisiana St. Louisiana St.
No.10 South Carolina (-6.5) at Kentucky South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina
No.11 Utah (-20) at Wyoming Utah Utah Utah Utah Utah
No.13 Michigan State (-9.5) vs. Illinois Michigan State Michigan State Michigan State Illinois Michigan State
No.16 Florida State (-23) vs. Boston College Florida State Florida State Boston College Boston College Florida State
No.17 Arizona (-24) at Washington St. Arizona Arizona Washington St. Washington St. Arizona
No.19 Nevada (-8) vs. Hawaii Nevada Nevada Nevada Hawaii Hawaii
No. 20 Oklahoma State (+3) at Texas Tech Oklahoma State Oklahoma State Oklahoma State Texas Tech Oklahoma State
No. 21 Missouri (+3) at Texas A&M Missouri Texas A&M Texas A&M Missouri Missouri
No. 22 Florida (-9.5) vs. Mississippi State Florida Florida Florida Florida Mississippi State
No. 23 Air Force (-4) at San Diego St. Air Force Air Force Air Force Air Force Air Force
No. 24 Oregon State (PK) at Washington Oregon State Washington Oregon State Washington Oregon State
No. 25 West Virginia (-13.5) vs. So. Florida So. Florida West Virginia So. Florida So. Florida West Virginia
Last week 7-13-1 10-10-1 7-13-1 9-11-1 10-10-1
Overall 74-56-4 68-62-4 67-63-4 71-59-4 21-19-2