You guys are kidding right? We needed record breaking performances to beat Indiana. I'm talking about over 130+yrs of playing football record breaking. Read that last line one more time and let it soak in for awhile.
Our offense gained confidence and that's just what we needed? Huh? I just played my neighbor in tennis and beat her in 3 sets (6-4, 4-6, 26-24) so I'm feeling real good about myself. Oh wait, did I mention she's 7yrs old, but hey, I beat her.
I said this about the game that it's not a matter of if we win or lose but how we look in the win and we looked PATHETIC and SMALL.
But hey, we're 6-1 so everything is lollipops and rainbows. We'll see what this team is really made of when we actually play teams with a pulse in November. We play the #1 defense in the country in 2 weeks on the road along with NW, Iowa, Nebraska and O$U. Buck up boys otherwise it's going to be a rough thanksgiving...
I am convinced Scottsdale is a Buckeye fan disguised as a Wolverine die hard.
Scottsdale unless you have that sports book from Back to the Future 2 then how can you say what you just said. You tell everyone you played football yet dont even give credit to your own team that plays week to week. Stop Speculating on what you will think woill happen based on Sat because they arent play the same team under the same conditions in the same place on Nov 2nd. The schedule says MSU not IU or Akron, or UCONN, or PSU. Some weeks are better than others but the team is 6-1 regardless if they are playing your 7 yrs old neighbor or Alabama they are 6-1 with a 33 yd FG away from being 7-0 so their records says who they are 6-1.
Your issue is you like to do comparative analysis meaning if this team beat X by this then UM should beat team Y by that. Or because they didnt do this on Sat means they cant get better. It dont work my man let them play week to week then before the bowl game you have every right to crictique based on a total body of work. I am looking forward to the last half of the season I think they have weathered the storm and have something to prove in Nov!!
You don't know sh*t from shinola.
Even though Michigan was winning all their games, why did we keep dropping in the polls?
You're right, I do like to analyze games, look at past performance, look at trends, compare and contrast strengths and weaknesses. That's what people do in their professions. You probably do the same in yours. I'm in sales, I look at trends, buying power, customer history, current situation, etc. Attorney's use legal precident. Dr.'s look at success rates. And on and on. Football coaches look at stats and sabermetrics. How do you think Vegas comes up with their lines? Do they just make them up out of thin air? Our RBs average 3.63 yds/carry. That's good for #101 in the country. How do you think that's going to work against the #1 Rush D in the country?
Borges' job is still very much under question. That being said, this performance agaiinst Indiana helped him silence some of the haters (not me). Gardner broke Michigan's single-game passing record and Gallon broke Michigan's single-game receiving record, and almost the NCAA record. The running game even had mild success here and there, allowing Fitz and Green some room despite all of the drama up front (are we up to 9 different starters this year in 7 games?). Another great performance by Borgoes and the offense against a solid M$U defense would work wonders for Borges' career at Michigan.
Then it gets dangerous. After M$U, we return home to face Nebraska, who is just as likely to shoot themselves in the face as they are the opponent. That should at least be entertaining. Then back on the road to Northwestern who, after a brief stint of “are they for real?” talk, were brought crashing back to Earth with losses to O$U, Wisky and Minny. Then on to Iowa where, for some reason, Michigan seems to struggle. Then at home for The Game, where anything can happen.
This has to be the most frustrating Michigan team I've ever watched. Borges flails around one game (P$U), only to come back and put up 63 points the next. The RBs begin to come around as soon as the OL goes from bad to worse. The defense shows signs of a pass rush one week, only to let Indiana play hot potato the next. Will the madness ever come to an end? Maybe. Or maybe not. I'm sure the coaching staff is grateful that it gets an extra week to prepare for M$U. I'm hinking M$U won't be able to score enough points to win, but their defense could turn in another stellar performance and beat us. Plus, strange sh*t always seems to happen in East Lansing so who knows. I do think we have the better talent, but it's just a matter of how that talent will be used.