4B - November 29, 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.
1 Michigan posted a season-low seven points. The
Wolverines moved the ball in the first quarter, but
came up empty after a failed fourth-down attempt
Denards and a fumble. The frest was merely a formality
as Ohio State dominated all parts of the game.
At the podium after the game, Rich Rodriguez was
the center of attention. In addition to questions
about his anemic offense, Rodriguez fielded some
questions about his job security. Agitated by the
end, he requested questions solely about the game.
2/4 The Game? The biggest rivalry in sports? There were
very, very few Michigan fans who made the trip. Ohio
State fans were pumped up for most of the game - but
Big Houses they didn't all stay through the end since apparently
beating Michigan isn't the same as it used to be.
Nope, no one really looking good after this one.
HEAD COACH RICH RODRIGUEZ
Before the season started, national consensus was
that Rodriguez was on the hot seat. That seat cooled
during Michigan's red-hot September as Denard
Robinson's Heisman hype soared. But as soon as Big
Ten season began, the seat heated up once more.
Through three seasons at Michigan, Rodriguez
has gone 0-3 against Michigan State. He's gone
0-3 against Ohio State. He hasn't beaten a Big Ten
opponent that ultimately finished the season with a
winning record. Victories over teams like Indiana -
even the 30T thriller over Illinois - impress nobody.
After two blowout losses to two of the Big Ten
champions (Wisconsin and Ohio State), many think
it's time to seriously consider a coaching change.
people see what
they want to see.
see and I'm in
the middle of
it. Maybe some
want me to have
- Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez after
the game on Saturday
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.
1. AUBURN: Cam Newton
fell behind 24-7 at half.
One epic comeback later,
Tigers win 28-27.
6. OHIO STATE: Pryor,
Herron, the whole defense:
they're pretty good.
With the game close at 10-7, Ohio State running back Jordan
Hall took the kick at the 15-yard line and burst through the hole on the
left side and broke one tackle on his way to the endzone for a 85-yard
touchdown return. The Buckeyes took a 17-7 lead and didn't look back.
2. OREGON: Oregon beat 7. ARKANSAS: Finally
up on No. 21 Arizona. someone was able to knock
Jacquizz Rodgers and the off LSU. It was the Mallett
civil war is up next week. and Knile Davis show.
3. TCU: The Horned Frogs
- cruised to a win over New
Mexico, but Andy Dalton
might be hurt.
4. STANFORD: Andrew
Luck threw four touchdown
passes. The Cardinal coach
mustbe a freaking genius.
S. WISCONSIN: Bucky I
the Badger has done 1495
pushups over the past three
games. That's alot of points.
8. MICHIGAN STATE: Does
it make you feel any better
that McGloin and PSU
threw for 312 on MSU?
9. OKLAHOMA: Forty
combined points in the
fourth quarter, OKST and
OU can score in bunches.
10. BOISE STATE: Two
missed chip shots? Hate
'em or love 'em, that's
The Daily football writers do their best
to predict, against the spread, what Nicole
happens in the 2010 football season. Auerbach
Michigan (+19.5) at No. 8 Ohio State
No.1 Oregon (-20) vs. No. 21 Arizona
No. 2 Auburn (+3) at No.11 Alabama
No. 3 TCU (-43) at New Mexico
No. 4 Boise State (-15) at No.19 Nevada
No. 5 LSU (+3) at No.12 Arkansas
No. 6 Stanford (-14.5) vs. Oregon State
No. 7Wisconsin (-24.5) vs. Northwestern
No.9 Oklahoma State (PK) vs. No.13 Oklahoma
No.10 Michigan State (PK) at Penn State
No.14 Missouri (-28) at Kansas
No.15 Nebraska (-24) vs. Colorado
No.16 Va. Tech (-21.5) vs. Virginia
No.17 Texas A&M (-4.5) at Texas
No.18 South Carolina (-2.5) at Clemson
No. 20 Utah (-10) vs. BYU
No. 22 Florida State (-3) vs. Florida
No. 23 NC State (-3) at Maryland
No. 24 Iowa (-14) at Minnesota
No. 25 Mississippi St. (-1) at Mississippi
Purdue (-2) at Indiana
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