Saturday, October 29, 2011

Purdue and Fritz

My bum knee is keeping me on the sidelines for this game...or rather, by Snider's cozy fireside.

Dick met Todd and Fritz at the Meijer parking lot, and they drove on in to our AAA parking. Fritz wanted to see the band march in, so Todd took him all around the outside of the stadium. They saw the band march down the street, and had a chance to see the drumline up close and personal. Then the two of them entered the main gate - Gate 1 - and watched the band enter the field through the tunnel. What a lucky little boy! What a super birthday treat!

Toussaint Spearheads U-M to Homecoming Victory over Purdue

Oct. 29, 2011

Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Michigan Stadium)
Score: #17 Michigan 36, Purdue 14
Records: U-M (7-1, 3-1 Big Ten), Purdue (4-4, 2-2 Big Ten)
Attendance: 112,115
Next U-M Game: Saturday, Nov. 5 -- at Iowa (Iowa City, Iowa), 11 a.m. CDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Junior/sophomore running back Fitzgerald Toussaint (Youngstown, Ohio/Liberty) and the University of Michigan football team (No. 17 AP/No. 17 Coaches) entertained the Homecoming crowd with a 36-14 rout over the Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 29) at Michigan Stadium. Toussaint set career highs for carries (20) and rushing yards (170) and matched his career high with two touchdown runs. It is the second time in Toussaint's career he has eclipsed the 100-yard threshold.

As the game went on, there was some rainfall. In the fourth quarter, with the game definitely well in hand, they were a little damp and decided to leave a bit early. Dick never leaves early, but he was thinking of my cousin the Kindergartner. They all enjoyed a great game, and it was a super experience for Fritz.

I enjoyed my time at Snider's resting my knee and watching the game in comfort and warmth.