Saturday, October 20, 2012

Game Day

   Saturday we had Tom all to ourselves. He took us down to see the ocean. A combination of poor weather and fatigue kept us from a stroll but we had a chance for some fun views.

We had lunch served by a very animated waitress who reminded us of the one we call “The Gusher” at the Omelette Shoppe.

We returned to Tom’s and settled in for the game with State. Michigan never scored a touchdown. After a scoreless first quarter, we kicked a couple of field goals and led 6 - 0 at the half. In the third quarter, State put together a drive that resulted in a 7 - 6 lead. The Blue came back in the fourth with another kick to lead 9-7. All we had to do was shut them down. And we did, we pinned them deep and forced a punt, except it was a fake and the punter picked up the first down. They drove the length of the field before we stopped them but their kicker, after missing one earlier, nailed a chip shot for a 10 - 9 lead with less than 6 minutes to go. Following the ensuing kick off, our drive stalled and with about 3 to go, we punted to them and barring a miracle, the game was over and the Spartans had their 5th straight victory over us. But wait! There’s more! It’s not over ‘till it’s over.

Using our time outs and a solid defense, we held them and forced a punt with just about 2 minutes to play. Denard took us down the field and with just about 5 seconds left, our kicker nailed one from just outside the 20 and we had the victory 12 - 10. WOW!

Oct. 20, 2012

vs. Michigan State
W, 12-10
Date:Oct. 20, 2012
Location:Michigan Stadium
Time:3:30 p.m. ET
Gibbons Kicks Wolverines Past Michigan State, to 900th Win

 Let’s go have dinner to celebrate and pack up for tomorrow's trip to Maui!