Saturday, October 16, 2010

We Broke a Record!

Another absolutely perfectly gorgeous fall football day in Ann Arbor. Another 3:30 kickoff. Another loss.

Another record set by the coach who shall not be named. The record is that for the third year in a row we've allowed our opponents to score 30+ points in three consecutive games. Before this coach's arrival, this had never happened even in a single season in the history of Michigan football, going back to 1879. It has happened three years in a row on his watch. He's a real record breaker.

In a similar vein, consider this:

... a team that knew 40 consecutive seasons of never having a losing record ahead of Rodriguez's arrival. Now it's two consecutive on the other side of the ledger (so far).
One of the autumn's more amazing statistics: Mark Dantonio at Michigan State has now won as many Big Ten games at Michigan Stadium as Rodriguez

From The Detroit News:

Fourth-Quarter Outburst Not Enough in Wolverine Loss to No. 15 Iowa

Despite 21 fourth-quarter points and nine catches in the game from both Junior Hemingway (134 yards, 1 TD) and Darryl Stonum (97), U-M (RV AP/No. 24 Coaches) suffered a 38-28 setback to Iowa (No. 15 AP/No. 14 Coaches).

Justin and Emily of Wolverine Warriors used our tickets - that was a real bright spot.

Other bright spots - the team did not give up, the defense showed improvement, Tate Forcier rallied the team and played well in the fourth quarter, and the fan whose knees were in my back left early.