After a slow start against Utah, Michigan’s running game has picked it up the past two weeks, rushing for 225 yards against Oregon State (De’Veon Smith had 126 yards, 3 TDs) and 254 yards against UNLV (Ty Isaac had 114 yards, TD). What is interesting is that during the 1984 season, in which Michigan lost to BYU at the College Bowl, Harbaugh had been injured and wasn’t able to play in the game.
BYU football is back in action next Friday at 8:15 p.m. against UConn.
“I had a couple occasions to look up and say, ‘This is good.’ We’re not looking to go down”.
These aren’t pushovers that Michigan is barreling through at the moment.
Yes, you’re reading the score right. That’s not where you find that out.
The second half was scoreless for both sides as Michigan used its ground game to run the clock, pacing the game for the eventual final tally. Our defense was lights out today not allowing any points. “A core team redefining itself, learning to come together and having to shape and remold and begin a new season, is the way that I see it”. Quarterback Taysom Hill is out for the year with injury but his replacement Tanner Mangum already has 664 passing yards.
That storybook beginning Mangum had in his first two games was brought back to Earth last week in a loss at UCLA.
Earlier this month, Irish coach Brian Kelly hinted on The Rich Eisen Show that Notre Dame has considered the idea of resuming the series, which is on an indefinite hiatus. The Cougars led the country in exciting finishes.
“We saw (BYU’s) tendencies and what they like to do, and the way (defensive coordinator D.J.) Durkin orchestrated a game plan, it kind of took away what they like to do”, said freshman safety Jabrill Peppers.
That seems like a long time ago now.
Texas State Bobcats’ wide receiver Lawrence White (1) has the ball…
Rudock played smarter football.
In October, BYU has four consecutive home games.
(1) Ohio State 38, Western Michigan 12: Cardale Jones came through with an effective, although sometimes erratic, performance in throwing two touchdown passes and leading the host Buckeyes (4-0) past the Broncos (1-3).
“We are obviously weighing too much on our quarterback“, Anae said. It was a major incline from the previous three contests.
“It was more than I expected”, he said. “(Saturday) it was hesitate, stand around and spectate. “… We were all a little thrown back and wondering what was happening”. There are no excuses in my mind. The Wolverines have the second ranked defense in the nation in total yards given up, surrendering just 203.5 yards per game. Defensive lineman Logan Taele added two tackles for loss while Remington Peck and Harvey Langi each posted sacks.
Mendenhall is hoping Saturday’s humbling loss can be a catalyst for improvement, starting Friday.
After watching Michigan football beat up on a highly touted BYU team in shutout fashion, I think we all have the same question moving forward: Is this sustainable?