Saturday, November 6, 2010

Too Close

Really?! TRIPLE OVERTIME?! I LOVE winning, but man, I don't think my heart likes these close games. The defense was the best they have been all year (but I know that isn't saying much :) ). AND NOW WE ARE BOWL ELIGIBLE! WHOOOO HOOOOO!! (Maybe it had to do with the magic pants Ryan was wearing, hehe).

Shaw, Hemingway Cap Come-From-Behind, Triple OT Win over Illini

Junior superback Michael Shaw (Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood-Madison) bulldozed his way into the end zone for one-yard touchdown, before senior/junior wideout Junior Hemingway (Conway, S.C./Conway) caught the two-point conversion and the University of Michigan football team stopped the Illinois' two-point try in triple overtime to pull out a 67-65 win on Saturday afternoon (Nov. 6) at Michigan Stadium.

After the Fighting Illini cut the Wolverines' lead to two with a three-yard touchdown rush in the third overtime, the Wolverine defense came with a full-out blitz, forcing the Illinois quarterback to throw a pass as he was falling down that harmlessly hit the ground, signaling the Michigan victory.

The offensive outburst broke Michigan records for most combined points in a single game (132), most combined total yardage in a single game (1,237), most individual receiving yards in a single game -- 246 by junior/sophomore slot receiver Roy Roundtree (Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood-Madison) -- and most passing yards in a half -- 262 by sophomore quarterback Denard Robinson (Deerfield Beach, Fla./Deerfield Beach). Roundtree caught touchdown passes of 75 and 33 yards in a first half that featured a 31-31 halftime score, including 25 and 24 points scored in the second quarter by Illinois and Michigan, respectively.

The rest of the recap here.

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