Sunday, November 04, 2007


That was the most exciting game for Michigan (and thus, for me) this season.

It didn't start out that way. In fact, this was the first time I remember thinking at halftime this season we've got the game in hand. We were ahead 14 - 3, but we'd been dominating. Sure, it should have been a bigger lead, but I felt confident.

Then we had a classic Michigan collapse, and with about 7 minutes left, we were behind by 10 points. Two whole scores.

Then Michigan showed its character, as it has since its loss at Oregon, and played perfectly, scoring two touchdowns so quickly it gave State way too much time to come back.

The Spartans moved down the field pretty well, and pretty fast, but sputtered out around Michigan's 30, and that was the game. I know I can't look past Madison next week--Wisconsin is a better team than State (though not as motivated, I'd guess)--but I can't wait for the OSU game. Even if we (bite your tongue) lose to the Badgers, we still control our Big Ten destiny at this point.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lloyd Carr is one of the worst coaches around. Once he no longer coached and U-M had to throw on virtually every play, they scored at will. Dontcha think that they should have been scoring like that all game. Nope! Lloyd had to try to establish a run game (with an injured star player who may now be out next week -- sound familiar?), when he could have been scoring at will all game. They should have won by four to five TD's minimum; MSU had no business leading by ten at any point in that game.

Lastly, Oregon faced Michigan in Ann Arbor. Please get facts straight in the future.

M in Mich

6:56 AM, November 04, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, LaG, you do sound like a little girl. I mean, it'd be great if Big Blue pasted the Bucks; anything to reduce traffic around this g-d stadium neighborhood we live in (although what good it does us on the last game of the season I don't know).

But you should ask li'l Mikey what he thinks about Tressel. For all his whining about the Big 10, he never seems to address what is hands down its strongest aspect.

SWMBCg, etc.

7:54 AM, November 04, 2007  
Blogger LAGuy said...

When I said loss at Oregon, I meant the team, not the place.

8:20 AM, November 04, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tressel stinks as bad as Carr, I guess, since he should have dominated his opponent yesterday and instead waited until OSU was behind near the end before he rallied.

Lloyd put up a W on the board and that's what counts. In fact, the game plan was working quite well in the first half, then Michigan had about 15 minutes of play where things went bad (and not because they were trying to establish the ground game) and they were forced to try something that worked at the time, and might not have worked earlier.

9:26 AM, November 04, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Wolvers did make a nice comeback and that takes the kind of arrogant will that only UM can have over lowly MSU. It is likely that if Blue beats Red for the next two games, Carr will win the Big 11 coach of the year. For despite his mediocre calling of the x's and o's, he was able to rally the team to a respectable season despite big early disappointments.
Henne and Carr strike me as two of a kind. While I watch the game I am constantly frustrated by their lack of imagination and inability to show true potential. Afterwards their statistics look pretty good.

5:38 AM, November 05, 2007  

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