Saturday, November 08, 2008


Michigan fans got an early Christmas gift today when the Michigan football team kind of, actually, almost looked like themselves while beating Minnesota.

There's nothing to salvage from this season, but it was enjoyable to have a flash of what used to be.

Even Tom, in his own Tom way, declared that today, the team at least looked functional.

Here at the river, things were very calm. We didn't get excited at all, just appreciative. We've learned how quickly things can change, and we've been disappointed maybe once too often, so we were just observers.

Sometime around 5 minutes to go in the game we said well, gee, it looks like we might win this one. That's how badly our confidence has been shaken this season. Michigan has had winning seasons and losing seasons and winning seasons are much more fun.
Wolverines Hold on to Little Brown Jug with Win at Minnesota
November 8, 2008

Site: Minneapolis, Minn. (HHH Metrodome)
Score: Michigan 29, Minnesota 6
Records: U-M (3-7, 2-4 Big Ten), Minnesota (7-3, 3-3 Big Ten)
Attendance: 55,040
Next U-M Game: Saturday, Nov. 15 -- vs. Northwestern (Michigan Stadium), Noon

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Defense led the way for the University of Michigan football team as the Wolverines held Minnesota to a season-low 188 yards and six points, while all the offense Michigan needed came from the leg of fifth-year senior kicker K.C. Lopata (Farmington, Mich./Farmington) and his program-record five field goals as U-M retained the Little Brown Jug in a 29-6 victory Saturday afternoon (Nov. 8) at the HHH Metrodome.