M Football- Defensive English

Michigan’s 2006 Football Wolverines torpedoed the gusty and well-coached Commodores of Vanderbilt Saturday in a 27 to 7 victory before 109,000 plus in slightly renovated Michigan Stadium.

Michigan and Vanderbilt are long time adversaries, having played 11 times with ten Michigan wins and a single tie.  The tie was zero, zero at Vanderbilt?s stadium dedication in 1920.  Michigan last faced the Commodores in 1969, Bo?s first year.  I was in the stands for that one and was disgusted at the time that the first half ended 14-14.  Things went better in the second half and the Wolverines came out on top, 42-14.  It wasn?t a really easy game and to the credit of the Commodores, they tried as hard today as they did then.  Someone must have given us a block of tickets, which were cheap, and easy to come by at that time, as most of my office co-workers attended the game including the Sparty fans, who kept pointing out empty seats and other imagined deficiencies. 

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