4B -- September 29, 2014
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Oregon State vs. No.18USC(-9)
South Florida vs. No.19 Wisconsin (34)
Ilinois vs. No. 21Nebraska (-21)
Cincinnati vs. No 22 Ohio State(-7)
Texas Tech vs. No. 24 Oklahaoma State (-14)
UTEP vs. No 25 Kansas State (-27)
Overall 41-40 394. 40-41 36.45 /A
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. FLORIDA STATE: If you squint
hard enough, Florida State's logo
2. ALABAMA: Nick Saban never
would have let Shane Morris back
into the game. Unrelated: He's a
competent football coach.
3.OREGON: With wins over
South Dakota and Wyoming, the
Ducks seem destined to beat every
university along the Oregon Trail.
4. OKLAHOMA: Boomer. Sooner.
* Bye Week. Creativity.
7. BAYLOR: SMU, Northwestern
State and Buffalo. Aggresive
8. UCLA: An elite public school
that plays football in the Rose Bowl
regularly. A Michigan fan's wet dream.
Is it fitting that we could only loadthe
Cocks logo at 2 A.M.?
9. NOTRE DAME: We would've
ranked Notre Dame higher, but the
Fighting Irish somehow scored just
31 points agaist Michigan.
10. MICHIGAN STATE: The
Spartans beat the Cowboys on
Saturday. Completely unrealistic.
5. AUBURN: Real sad about those
6. TEXAS A&M: Our Managing
Editor says this line shouldn't
contain anything-overtly sexual.
The Good (very little), the
bad and the Ugly (a lot)
ta at M
By MAX COHEN struggled immensely, completing d
Daily Sports Editor 7-of-19 passes for just 49 yards.E
He threw one interception and
Michigan football team other throws were almost picked
0-14, Saturday to Minneso- off. Little rapport was evident
lichigan Stadium. The team with his receivers.
v2-3 this season - the first Most of the Wolverine offense d
they've done so before Octo- was built around short passes,s
and 0-1in the Big Ten. and the team's receivers failed to a
Daily looks at the good, extend plays. The pass protection i
nd ugly from Michigan's didn't do enough to help Mor-s
ris, either. He took frequent hits,
which led to his exit from the f
The good game (see the ugly section). I
In the team's two previous c
re were few positive devel- losses, Michigan could take some g
nts for the Wolverines. solace in the performance of its E
homore running back run defense. But that was no lon-a
on Smith averaged 6.3 ger the case Saturday, when Min- i
per carry. Michigan trailed nesota running back David Cobb n
measly three points at the gashed the Wolverines for 183 a
t of all, the game ended The Golden Gophers' offense t
0 minutes of football (mer- consisted heavily of running the g
). ball and short play-action passes I
and Michigan's defense frequent-v
The bad ly looked befuddled. Even when itt
was on the mark, it struggled to t
nost everythingelse. Sopho- make effective tackles. Cobb was
quarterback Shane Morris a load to bring down and often g
dragged multiple defenders with
Ugly doesn't adequately
describe the fourth-quarter
sequence involving Morris's
apparent head injury. He stayed
n the game when he needed the
support of teammates to stand.
When he was finally removed
from the game, fifth-year senior
Devin Garder's helmet !came
off, necessitating a playout of the
gamfe. Redshirt junior Russell
Bellomy didn't have his helmet
at ,the, ready, so the Wolverines
nserted Morris once again to
make one final handoff, wobbly
The sequence demonstrated
the ineptitude around this Michi-
gan team and more importantly,
put a player in danger. If there
were a section that were uglier
than ugly, this debacle would go
Really, ugly doesn't do this
oMichigan fass had little reason to stay optimistic alter Saturday's loss, including this getleman.