4B - October 29, 2012
The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com
THE QUICK BREAKDOWN
I Z E G / UG 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
Denard Robinson, the Man-o-Metersjudges Michigan's "Manball," how physically it played in the trenches, and the Hype-o-Meter measures the fans' performance.
o/4 Michigan's chances against Nebraska effectively
ended when Robinson got hurt. Michigan fans can
only hope that Robinson will be healthy enough for
Denards the remainder of the season. If not, it won't be pretty.
The lack of production from the running backs is
downright scary. They took no pressure off of Bello-
my. Defensively, 160 rushing yards against Nebraska
Hokes is somewhere between decent and disappointing.
3/4 Nebraska fans are nice. Too nice. Stop being
so polite and start swearing. This is football -
rationality has no place. The Cornhuskers were
Big Houses plenty loud, though.
SENIOR DEFENSIVE END CRAIG
ROH: Roh anchored a defensive
line that had marginal success
against one of the most potent
rushing attacks in the Big Ten. Roh
finished with five tackles, two for
loss and recorded the Wolverines'
only sack of the night. When
Michigan trailedby seven points
in the fourth quarter and needed
a third-down stop, Roh broke
through the line, tossed aside
Nebraska running back Ameer
Abdullah and sacked Martinez.
The sack forced the punt, but
the Wolverines gave it back the
next play on an interception.
QUARTERBACK RUSSELL BELLOMY:
This one wasn't really fair to Bellomy.
The redshirt freshman saw his first
significant time on the road in a
hostile stadium. With no running
game. Trailing. And his receivers
didn't help him out much. Bellomy's
throws came nowhere near close to
being good or even serviceable. But
let's recognize that Michigan put
Bellomy in a position to fail, with no
backup plan to save the Wolverines
from a loss or to save him from
embarrassment. One start doesn't
forecast a career. But Bellomy's
got tons to prove afterthis one.
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came in, and
he's not really
a threat. We
to not be so
- Nebraska senior safety PJ. Smith. ERIN KIRKLAND/Daily
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. ALABAMA: Credit
where credit's due: Nick
Saban never runs up the
score outrageously. And he
has the opportunity every
6. GEORGIA: Aaron
Murray was 12-for-24
with three picks in the
Dawgs' win over Florida.
That's good football.
2. OREGON: Speaking of 7. FLORIDA: Not to be
which, the Quack Attack outdone, Jeff Driskel
' put up 56 against Colorado. was 14-for-26 with two
In the first half. interceptions in the loss.
W M 3. KANSAS STATE: The 8. FLORIDA STATE: The
C Wildcats had no problem . Seminoles pulled the
with Texas Tech. Next up: stunning upset of Duke!
Oklahoma State. Wait, this is football? Sorry.
4. NOTRE DAME: The
Irish made a statement
against Oklahoma. Only
USC stands in the way of
9. OHIO STATE: The
Buckeyes won the Ineligi-
Bowl over Penn State last
weekend. Winner gets...
S. LSU: The Tigers have the 10. SOUTH CAROLINA:A
best shotto stop Alabama's Cock was grotesquely bent
march to anationaltitle next outcofshape in a win, severely
week. limiting their abilityto score.
Get better soon, Marcus.