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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.

DENARD-O-METER
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.

BEEF-O-METER

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HYPE-O.-METER
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.

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2/
Brady Hokes

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

NOTABLE
QUOTABLE

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.

I'm not the
f u nnest guy
In the world,
like I am today,
Sunday or
Friday. But
we've got workY
to do."
- Michigan coach Brady Hoke after his
team started slow against Eastern Michigan
on Saturday.

% .LeAHtAto):awnurytheSToops'RnotnamedayBob.
lahOMAte (6)oLa wndryt 6.eStAo'noD:namdyBor.
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

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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.

STAFF PICKS
The Daily football writers do their best
to predict, against the spread, what
happens in the 2011 football season.

Michael
Florek

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
Iowa(-4) vs.Pitttsbuh
Purdue (-225) vs. SEMissouriState
Indiana (-4.5) vt. S. Caroinila State
Minnesota (-1.5)ivs. Miami (Oio)
Nothtwestrn(-6.5) atArmoy
r LashWeek
Overal

?'East,

Oklahomoa
Alabama
Louisiana Stale
Boise State
Stanflord
Wiscoosio
Oklahoota Slate
Idaho
Sooth Caroina
Washingto
Oregon
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame
Forida
Marylad
uaylor
Foida A&M
Arizota Slat,
La-Monroe
Purdue
Iodiana
Miami (Ohio)
Northwetetorn
15-13-2
49-34-2

Oklahoma
Aiahaoma
Louisiana State
Boise State
Stanford
Wisconosin
Oklahoma Stale
Texas A&M
Sooth Carolina
Nohraska
Missouri State
Virginio Tech
Notro Dame
Florida
Ohio State
WestlVirginia
Baylor
South Florida
Atizona Stat,
.TCU
Penn State
Purdue
Indiana
Minnesota
Northwestetn
15-13-2
50-33-2

Alahama
Louisianau State
BosState
Stanford
Wisconsin
Oklahoma State
Texas A&M
Navy
Waesingtoe
Missouti State
Virginia Tech
Arkansas
MichiganoStat
Tennessee
Miami (Fla.
West Virginia
Balr
Foida A&M
Cesn
Atiaona Slat,
L~a: Monroe
Texs
Temple
lose
Pou-doe
Indiana
Miami (Ohio)
Northwostern
18-10-2
54-29-2

Alobama
Lousiana Slate
Boise State
Stanford
Wiscoesin
Oklahoma Slate
.Texas A&M
Sooth Catolita
Nebraska
Oregoe
Virginia Tec
Arkansas
Flerida
Miami (Fla.)
West Virginia
Baylor
Sooth Florida
Arizona State
UCLA
PenState
Purdues
Indiana
Minesoota
Northoestern
17-11-2
5429-2

Alabama
Louisiana State
Boise State
Staeford
Wisconsint
Oklahoma Stale
Texas A&M
Sooth Carolina
Nebraska
Misoori State
Virginia Tech
Troy
Michigan State
Floride
Miami (Fl.
West Virginia
Baylor
Foida A&M
Ariaona Stat,
TCU
Tex as
Penn Stat
Furdue
S. Carolna State
Minnesoete
Nothwestern
13-1-2
29-27-2

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