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48- October 6,2014 SportsNioHclay The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom

The Daily football writers do their
best to predict, against the spread,
what happens in the 2014 football
season. Each week we select a guest
picker to go against the "experts."

Alexa
Dettelbach

Craig Barke
Max Hoover
Cohen Street Rag

Greg
Garno

M ichiganat Ruters -3)
Wake Forest at No.1Florida St (-38.5)
Ariaona atNo.2Oregon(-23.5)
No. 3 Alabama (-6) at No.11Ole Miss
No.40alhoma(5) at No.25TCU
No. 15 LSU at No. 5Auburn (-7.5)
s AMvs.112MississippiState (-2. 5)
No.7Baylor (-14.5) at Texas
Utah atLNo.,8 UcLA(-3)
No. 14 Stanford (-2.5) at No. 9 Notre Dame
No19Nebraskaat No.10 Michigan State (-/)
Vanderbilt at No.13 Georgia (-33.5)
Arizona Stateat Nid16 USC (-1.5)
No. 17 Wisconsin (-7.5) at Northwestern
UtahState at No.18 YU(20.5)
No.200hio State (-85) at Maryland
IowaStateatNo.21Oklahoma State(-7)
SMUat No. 22 East Carolina (-41)
exas Tech at.No2SKansas State(-14)

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Arizona
Mississippi
Oklahoma
LSU
Texas A&M
Baylor
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Michigan State
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Ohio State
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East Carolina
Texas Tech

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Wake Forest
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Florida State
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Alabama
Oklahoma
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Mississippi State
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Record 8-11 a-11 7-12 8-11 - 11-8
Overall 49.51 47.53 47.53445N/
3. OLE MISS: A U.S. Government 7. MICHIGAN STATE: The Daily
THE M ICHIGAN study shows Mississippi having plays State News n Oct.24th. Rest
DAlLY TOP-iO" POLL __ ueon ihgn emwl
a teen pregnancy rate 60 percent _ beat a Michigan State team this
higher than the national average.
Each week, Daily sports staffers fill out ballots, with only half of those are by cousins. year.
first place votes receiving 10 points, second-place
4. BAYLOR: With a win next 8. ALABAMA: Could a loss
votes receiving nine, and so on, freNc aa oflo o
week, the Bears will be "E-bowl-a force Nick Saban to follow Doug
eligible." Nussmeier to Michigan?
1. FLORIDA STATE: The Seminoles
O were the only top-four team to win
this week.Even more impressive, 9. TCU: Ebola exists in the state of
they did so without their 5. MISSISSIPPI STATE: As Katy Texas. We're not sayingthe Frogs
quarterback breaking any laws or Perry predicted, this was the used it to upset Oklahoma, but the
. . ~~rcnsrcto. Thi is ho w d. ue tt pe kaoa h
shouting obscenities atop a table. greatest day in Mississippi since timing is curious to saythe least
,reconstruction. This is how we do.tingscrostosyhees.
2. AUBURN: The Tigers are getting
ready for a top-five clash with
Mississippi State this week. If they 6. NOTRE DAME: The four players 10. MICHIGAN: LOL.
think that's hard, wait 'til they get who were accused of academic Gotcha!
their hands on the ever-slippery fraud could face a life (or death?)
Cocks. sentence ofebolaRthis week.
The good, the bad and the ugly from Rutgers

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Run defense
lone highlight
in forgettable
Weekend
By GREG GARNO
ManagingSports Editor
The Michigan football team
continues to find itself on the
wrongside of history, this time
giving Rutgers its first Big Ten
win. The Wolverines walked off
battered as students stormed
the field.
After all that was in another
dreadful weekend, the Daily
looks at the good, the bad and
the ugly.

Albeit against a team
without its leading rusher, the
Wolverines once again held an
opponent under 100 yards on
the ground.
The Scarlet Knights finished
with 74 total rushing yards,
but only 49 of those came from
running backs.
Michigan's own rush attack,
meanwhile, quietly had an
impressive game, as it combined
for 158 yards and three
touchdowns.
Sophomore running back
Derrick Green led everyone with
74 yards while fifth-year senior
quarterback Devin Gardner
rushed for two touchdowns.
But there wasn't much beyond
rushing to brag about.

yards and no touchdowns. His
best pass may have been in the
third quarter, when he pump-
faked his own wide receivers
and threw right to Rutgers
defensive back Davon Jacobs.
The offensive line continued
to disappoint, breaking down in
pass protection to allow three
sacks. But its ability to move the
ball on the ground kept it from
being any worse.
And thetudents' choice to
rush the field at the end of the
game was a poor one. The Scarlet
Knights, with a4-1 record, were
favorites to win and had a better
record enteringthe game.
Forgive them, though, they
don't get these moments too
often.
The Ugly:
The Wolverines' defensive
line probably couldn't have
made it through part of the
crowd considering how they

played. It finished with
two sacks, but gave Rutgers
quarterback Gary Nova plenty
of time to set his field and find
an open receiver.
Of course, it was the
secondary'sporousperformance
that left receivers open for much
of the game. Senior cornerback
Blake Countess broke down in
coverage, junior safety Jarrod
Wilson wasn't up top to help out
and the experienced linebacking
corps couldn't contain easy
screen passes.
Perhaps Saturday's roughest
moment was the Daily football
beat's drive back home, which
left four writers sleeping on
one another's shoulders, two
photographers without an hour
of sleep and a carsick Editor in
Chief. It lasted more than 10
hours and cost more than $200
in gas.
Thank God for Taylor Swift's
music.

The Bad
The Good Michigan's passing game
As it has been for nearly the came up short time after time
entire season, Michigan's run and Gardner, returning to his
defense once again excelled. starting role, finished with 178

SeniorcornerbackRaymon Taylor couldn'thang with Rutgers'faster receivers.

WOMEN'S ROWING
rows past No. 1 OSU
By ALEX PODGES weekend, a deviation from the races were less ominous. Led
For the Daily fours and eights that are more by freshman coxswain Nadia
commonly used. The fewer- Roohparvar, the Wolverines
The No. 8 Michigan women's manned boats downplay the took first with a time of 36.11
rowing team probably wishes importance of communication, seconds. Three more Michigan
Sunday morning wasn't just an a key element of the eight- boats were close behind,
exhibition. On the Scioto River seats, and instead showcase the claiming three of the next four
in Columbus against No. 1 Ohio rowers' dexterity in the basics positions.
State, the Wolverines' top boats of the sport: technique, strength "We're onthe right trajectory,
took first in each event of their and speed. but we have a long way to go,"
second exhibition regatta. Michigan's 1V2 boat covered Rothstein said.
For Michigan coach Mark all the bases there, topping the Last spring, Michigan raced
Rothstein, the exhibition races second-place Buckeye pair by in the NCAA Championships
provide a glimpse of the talent just.11 seconds. in Indianapolis, taking eighth
the team is working with and However, the triumphant place and securing another top-
how much the team needs to Wolverine 1V2 boat was 10 spot at the championships
develop before the onset of the followed by four Ohio State - the 12th time the team has
spring season. pairs, revealing a lack of depth accomplished the feet in 18
"We've got a lot of room for for Michigan. seasons underRothstein.
growth," Rothstein said. "A lot "It was nice to see that our top Having proven themselves
of growth needs to happen, and pair was able to be the fastest against the No. 1 team in the
I think that it was good to get pair," Rothstein said. "But we nation, the Wolverines will have
out today and race." have a lot of development to do momentum heading into their
The Wolverines raced in across the board." next event - the 50th annual
pairs and four-man boats this The results of the four-seat Head of the Charles Regatta.
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