Sunday, November 9, 2008

Go Blue!

I wasn't expecting much, but LUCKILY the Wolverines SURPASSED my expectations by beating Minnesota!! GO BLUE!!

Michigan drops Minnesota for 12th straight win in Metrodome

Michigan Retains Little Brown Jug In 29-6 Win

Michigan quarterback Nick Sheridan looks for running room against Minnesota during the first quarter of an NCAA...

MINNEAPOLIS -- Under the big pillowy top of the Metrodome at least, Michigan is still Michigan.

The much-maligned Wolverines defense swarmed like the Michigan of old and the ground game racked up 232 yards in a 29-6 victory over the Gophers that keeps the Little Brown Jug where it has resided for most of its existence.

K.C. Lopata kicked five field goals and Greg Mathews had six catches for 79 yards and a touchdown for Michigan (3-7, 2-4 Big Ten), which snapped a five-game losing streak that knocked it out of bowl season for the first time in 35 years. Even in the worst of times, and things have been pretty dire in Rich Rodriguez's first season on the job, the Wolverines have never lost in the Metrodome in 12 tries.

Adam Weber had a rough day for Minnesota (7-3, 3-3), throwing for just 105 yards. He was sacked four times and intercepted once, looking lost without roommate and star receiver Eric Decker, who tried to play on a badly sprained ankle but sat out the entire second half.

Morgan Trent had the interception and crushed Decker, the Big Ten's leading receiver, on his only catch of the game.

The Gophers were sloppy from the start; no match for a Michigan defense that entered the game last in the Big Ten in scoring defense and passing defense.

They were outgained 435-188 and managed only one first down in a mistake-filled first half. It was the first time in coach Tim Brewster's 22-game tenure that the Gophers haven't scored a touchdown.

Michigan's defense simply wouldn't allow it. After giving up an average of 43 points a game in the last three weeks, the Wolverines tied a season low with their six points allowed on two field goals by Joel Monroe.

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