4B - October 17, 2012
The Michigan Daily - michigandlailycom 40*
I\/ /\ I Z E G A/\U G E The Michigan Daily football writers break down the weekend's stats that don't show sp in the box score. The Denard-o-Meter weasures the ssccess of quarterback
Denard Robinson, the Man-o-Meter eudges Michigan's "Manball," how physically it played in the trenches, and the Hype-s-Meter meassres the tans' performance.
4 Denard got all Denard-y on ss with his 49-yard,
4 4 Houdini-like toschdown at the start of the third
quarter. He also cowpleted nine passes to nine
Denards different receivers and had no interceptions.
44 Four-out-of-fours for everyone. The line cleared
4the way for 353 rush yards. The defensive front
4ssrrendered lust 2.8 yards per carry. This was a
Hokes dominant performance.
2fi Michigan Stadium was cold and wet and the
/ suents were away on Fall Break. But the band
4 spelled out a marriage proposal after the game,
Big Houses so that was pretty cool.
LINEBACKER JAKE RYAN: Ryan
gets the consecutive "looking
good" itle. But it was well
deserved. Ryan finished with
11 tackles, three and a half for
a loss, one and a half sacks and
a forced fumble that led to a
Michigan score. For his efforts,
Ryan was named the Big Ten
defensive player of the week.
But Ryan's best moment tame
deep in Ilinois's own territory.
Ryan blitzed, but slipped trying
to make the tackle. Seeing
the quarterback still in the
pocket, Ryan got up and still
managed to record the sack and
stripped the ball, which was
recovered freshman defensive
lineman Mario Ojemudia.
THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
FOOTBALL TEAM: We couldn't
nitpick after a 45-0 drubbing. The
7 only ones feeling blue after this one.
are the Illini. Illinois completed
- just completed - seven passes
for 29 yards, and many of those
M completions were screens. The
Illinois receivers caught just three
passes, and only one of those
passes went for positive yardage.
In the second half, the Illini didn't
advance past midfield once. On
defense, Illinois surrendered 353
yards, including more than 50
yards to four different Michigan
runners. This was a historically
bad. In summation, the defense
surrendered 45 points, the offense
' was awarded zero points, and we
are all now worse off for having
ERIN KIeKLvND/Daily watched that performance.
The Daily football writers do their best
to predict, against the spread, what
happens in the 2012 football season.
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No. 17 Oklahoar(-t)iat Texas Tech
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No. 22 Rtgers (-8) vc. Cennecticut
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