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October 22, 2012 - 5B
THE QUICK BREAKDOWN
tv AlIIZ E G A/LJG E The Michigan Daily football writers break down the weekend's stats that don't show up in the box score. The Denard-o-Meter measures the success of quarterback
Dnard Robinson, the Man-o-Meterjudges Michigan's "Manball," how physically it played in the trenches, and the Hype-n-Meter measures the fans' performance.
2/ This performance was very un-Robinson. But he
/managed the game. There were no touchdowns
T or long runs, but Robinson made very few mis-
Denards takes in a game where mistakes were costly.
3 'The defensive line played as well as you could ask.
/4. It held Le'Veon Bell, the Big Ten's leading rusher, to
lust 68 yards. The offensive line, though, couldn't
Hokes spring Robinson or Toussaint.
3 5i Michigan Stadium was the loudest it has been all
IAyear. We wanted to ,give four Big Houses, but we'
5/4 ded ucted half a point for an inappropriate rush of
Big Houses the field. Michigan was a 9.5-point favorite, people.
JUNIOR WIDE RECEIVER DREW
DI LEO: Dileo was Michigan's
surprise receiving leader on
Saturday, and he set career highs
in receptions and receiving yards.
In the second half, he caught two
difficultcthird-down passes to
seet up Michigan's first field goal,
then caught a 35-yard pass which
led to the Wolverines' second
field goal. And, of course, in the
fourth quarter, Dileo grabbed a
20-yard reception with 1B seconds
left to put Michigan in range for
the game-winning field goal
When Michigan needed big plays,
Dilen. was there time and again.
RAYMON TAYLOR: Taylor was
Michigan's third-leading tackler on
Saturday with seven total tackles. He
also played well defending the pass.
But Taylor gets the nod here because
of the gruesome-looking injury he
sustained in the fourth quarter. While
tackling Michigan State receiver
Bennie Fowler, Taylor braced himself
with his left arm, which appeared
to Isyperextend. After the game,
Michigan coach Brady Hoke called
the injury a "boo boo" and said
Taylor should be fine. Which means
Hoke and Taylor are much tougher
than us, or someone's fibbing.
This-is my first
bState, so I
- Redshirt junior tackle Taylor Lewan on
trying - and failing - to find the Paul-
Bunyan Trophy on the Spartan sideline.
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.
t, 1. ALABAMA (16): 6. OREGON STATE: It
Michigan's loss to Alabama was a little hairy for the
is looking more and more _ Beavers through three
respectable each week. Roll'" quarters, but that final
Tide. touchdown hit the spot.
2. OREGON (1): The Ducks 7. OKLAHOMA: The
didn't score a single point in Sooners destroyed Kansas,
~ the second half. No worries, ~ f but that doesn't really
they scored 43 in the first. count. Because it's Ksnsas.
3. FLORIDA: The Gators 8. LSU: the Tigers now have,
NP chomped the Cocks, who two weeks to prepare for
wilted in the heat of The L Alabama. This one will be
Swamp. L fn
4. KANSAS STATE: Collin - 9. OHIO STATE: We were
Klein completed 90 percent oping Meyer would put in
i * of his passes against West "0 4 Cardale Jones. Maybe Jones
S Virginia. 90 percent. was too busy playingaschool.
S. NOTRE DAME: The Irish 10. SOUTH CAROLINA (2):
just keep winning. Boom - The Cocks nearly pulled out
boomhboom, let me hear you of the Top-10, but alate spurt
say Te'o. Te'o! satisfied two pollsters, and the
Cocks slip in.
No. 2 Oregon -8) at-Arizoa ta te
No. 3Foridat-3.5) vs. 5No.v9South Carolina
No. 4 Kasas Stateat No,. 17 Westt Virgna -)
No. 6LSU 1-as) at No. 20 Txas A&M
No.7 Ohio State (-18.5) vs. Purdue
No. 8Oeon tate (-10) vs:Utah
No. 10 Oklahoa 0 -5) vs. Knsas,
No. 11 USC (-40.5) vs. Colorado'
No.,12Forida Stte(-21) atMiamsi
No. 13 Georgia (-27.5) attKentucky
No. 14 Clesonta(-8) vs. Virginia Tch
No. 15 Mssissippi State -0) vs. Middle Tnnessee State
No.16.Louivi ill (-6.5) vs. Suth Forida
No. OTeas Tech 1-.5) vs. TCU
No.l9Rutges(t-5) at Temple
No. 21 Cicinnati -6.5) at Toledo
No. 22 Stanford (-2.5) at Calioit',a
No,. 24 BoisState (-28) vs. UNLV
Nebraska (-6.5)at Northwestern.,
Wisconsin(t-17) vs. Minneso'ta
Iowva (-) vs. Penn S tate