4B - September 19, 2011
The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom
TH E QUICK BREAKDOWN
M A\I Z E G A/LJG E The Michigan Daily football writers break down the weekend's stats that don't show up in the bos score. The Denard-o-Meter measures the success of 'quarterback Denard
Robinson, the Beef-o-Meter judges how emotional (positive or negative) Brady Hoke was following the game, and the Hype-o-Meter measures the fans' performance.
2/ Denard still can't pass, completing less than 50 percent
/ of his passes and throwing for lens than 100 yards. But
4 boy howdy can he run. No one on Eastern Michigan
Denards could keep up with Shoelace and he killed them.
1/4K, it was Eastern Michigan and the student section
did fill up throughout the game. But the crowd was
4/ a late arriving and when things got dicey in the first
Big Houses quarter there, the faithful didn't rise to the occasion.
Power offense turned into give the ball to Denard. While
Vincent Smith had over 100 yards, this was Denard's
show. The only saving grace was the defense, who
made 4th-and-1 stops and continued to force turnovers.
LOOKING GOOD FEIGBU
c REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SAFTEY SENIOR RUNNING BACK
THOMAS GORDON: He had a MIKE SHAW:
fumble recovery and six ackles, , What do freshman running back
good enough for third on the team. Thomas Raws and sophomore
-"" But let's not forget about his sweet quarterback Devin Gardner have in
one-handed interception. After common? Both had more rushing
the game he said he reached out yards than senior Mike Shaw
his hand and the ball just fell into against the Eagles. After being
his glove, which makes the catch one of two players competing for
that much more awesome. Not the starting runnighback job in
bad for a guy who moved from camp, he lost the job to Fitzgerald
linebacker before the season. Toussaint. Now in the only game
R O-Throw in his medium-sized dreads all season where Hoke could empty
L= -W WU and he's the total package. the bench, Shaw had one carry.
MAISSA MCCLAI/Daily EN IeKLAD/Daily
THE MICHIGAN 'DAILY TOP-lO POLL
Each week, Daily sports staffers fill out ballots, with first place votes receiving 10
points, second-place votes receiving nine, and so on.
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f u nnest guy
In the world,
like I am today,
we've got workY
- Michigan coach Brady Hoke after his
team started slow against Eastern Michigan
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we can hold off all thissJones Brother MikesArizona got
is-better-than-Bradford talk. handledby Andrew Luck.
2. LSU (3): Winning in 7. TEXAS A&M: The Aggies
Starkville and proved, town:IaoadSU
4 despite Will Ferrell's efforts, A M tWowiarn:tIdhoyandghMU?
cowbells are overrated.
8. OKLAHOMA ST; Was
3. ALABAMA (1): playing at Tulsa really a
Remember when Ingram part of ESPN's "Road Test"
won the Heisman? Three Weekend? +
more Richardson TDs has
Tuscaloosa forgetting too. . 9. NEBRASKA: Nebraska
broke their 1-1 series record
4. BOISE ST: Unlike OSU, with Washington in the
and unlike the Buckeyes, they
did it onthe road.
S. WISCONSIN: Since when
do the Badgersagoto Chicago
just to collect apaycheck?
of all time.
10. OREGON: After
destroying Missouri State,
" there's no doubt the Ducks
are the beststeam in the FCS.
The Daily football writers do their best
to predict, against the spread, what
happens in the 2011 football season.
Mician0 .5)v, EasternMichigan,
No.1 Oklahoma -4) a No. 5FloridaState
NoAleaaa(4.5)vs. North Texas
No3LSU (-4) at Noi. 25 Mississippi State
Fio.4Boiuse tate (-20.5) at Tsiedii
No.6 Stanford(-8) atArizioa
No.7 Wisconlsin(-4) atNortherIinois
No. 8 Oklahoma State (-1) at Tulsoa
No,9 Texas A&M (-29.5)ovs.Idaho
No. 10 South Carolina (-16.51 vs. Navy
No. 11 Nbraska (-17.5)vs. Wushington
No.12 Oregon (-47.5) v's. Missouri State
No. 13Va. Tech (-275) vs. Arkansas State
No,. 14 Akantsas (-26.51),vs. Toy
No, 15 Michigan Slate at Notre Dame (-3.5)
So. 16 Forida (-1) ivs. Tnesee
No. 17 Ohio State at Miami (Fl.) (-)
No. 18 West Virginia (-3) at Marylantd
No19 Baylor(NS) vs.SF Austin
No. 20 Sooth Forida (-44) vs. Fiorida A&M
No. 21 Auburn at Cemson (-3)
No. 22 Aizoa Sa tate (-1.5) at Illinois
No. 23 TCU(-31) vsLa,-Monroe
No. 24 Txas (-4.5) at UCLA
PenStae (-6.5) atTem~ple
Purdue (-225) vs. SEMissouriState
Indiana (-4.5) vt. S. Caroinila State
Minnesota (-1.5)ivs. Miami (Oio)
S. Carolna State