Saturday, September 18, 2010

Michigan Has a Little Trouble With UMass

Michigan is all over the national media because of Denard "Shoelace" Robinson now this year. With good reason as he combined for nearly 900 total yard from scrimmage through his first 2 games against UConn and Notre Dame. Today he got to face another of the cupcakes on U of M's early schedule in UMass. He still put up some stats, but Michigan's Achilles heel continues to be their porous defense.

Game was close at halftime, but the Wolverines took a 35-17 lead into the 4th quarter and looked well on their way to a 3-0 start to the season and fans dancing in the streets in sexy adult costumes. they even added 7 more to go up 42-17 early in the 4th. Then they were fighting for their lives by the end of it. UMass took 2 turnovers into the end zone (one after getting the ball on Michigan's 25) and orchestrated another 70+ yard drive to put 20 4th quarter points on the board.

Thankfully, they were able to hold off the 30 point charge and finish off with a win, but everyone that has watched them so far this year knows that their defense is brutal. Robinson could go for 600 yards against the likes of Ohio State and they still wouldn't be able to win the game at this point.

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