Game 9 Scoreboard
“Obviously, Mario Manningham is one of the better receivers in the nation. We got tested, and he won.”
Dominique Barber, Minnesota Strong Safety
“Our defense was outstanding today. The good news is that we got going offensively in the second quarter. I think our offensive line has been good all season long.“
Lloyd Carr, Michigan Head Coach
Phil’s Game Grades
The Wolverines beat the Gophers with QB Chad Henne and RB Mike Hart on the sidelines.
Offense- The offense didn’t get rolling until the second half but had enough firepower to handle the hapless Gophers. Backup RBs Carlos Brown and Brandon Minor both rush for over a hundred yards and WR Mario Manningham had a career day.
Defense- The defense looked great stuffing the spread offense of the Gophers.
Special Teams- Nothing bad report- a nice change.
Coaching- Lloyd rolled the dice that the Wolverines could beat the Gophers with QB Chad Henne and RB Mike Hart resting for next week. He was right and their backups got valuable meaningful game experience.