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Topic: #4 Michigan (8-1, 10-2) at #10 Ohio State (8-1, 11-1) Post Game

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SFBadger96

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Re: Michigan (8-0, 10-1) at Ohio State (7-1, 10-1) Game Week
« Reply #70 on: November 20, 2018, 11:55:15 AM »
This game is rarely one sided. But Ohio State's defenseless team has been living on exploiting its athletic edge over everyone it plays. It doesn't have that edge against Michigan's defense, but Haskins will run and throw the ball around a little and make things hard from time to time. Michigan's offense isn't likely to explode (because it doesn't), but will consistently move the ball against the Buckeyes, with too many field goals for the faithful's liking, but enough points to steadily take this out of reach.

I see a solid 33-17 ish victory for Michigan.

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Re: Michigan (8-0, 10-1) at Ohio State (7-1, 10-1) Game Week
« Reply #71 on: November 20, 2018, 12:29:33 PM »
Not a big deal really - it’s not like he is walking around screaming it. The reporter kind of set him up for it so to me it almost like being asked if you have confidence in your team. Besides, Higdon is a pretty humble kid and he plays hard every down.
As for Harbaugh, he was fortunate to win that year, but he did.  Not his best day— threw 2 picks and OSU missed the game winning FG as time expired.  
And the refs called OSU fans for penalties 2 times for "*aking too *uch noise." Those really extended a couple *chiagn drives

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Re: Michigan (8-0, 10-1) at Ohio State (7-1, 10-1) Game Week
« Reply #72 on: November 20, 2018, 12:31:44 PM »
Even pumpkins hate Michigan. 


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Re: #4 Michigan (8-0, 10-1) at #10 Ohio State (7-1, 10-1) Game Week
« Reply #75 on: November 22, 2018, 10:35:27 AM »
GO BLUE!!!

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Re: #4 Michigan (8-0, 10-1) at #10 Ohio State (7-1, 10-1) Game Week
« Reply #76 on: November 22, 2018, 11:28:07 AM »
dern you, utee!
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Re: #4 Michigan (8-0, 10-1) at #10 Ohio State (7-1, 10-1) Game Week
« Reply #77 on: November 22, 2018, 12:06:18 PM »
GO BLUE!!!
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Re: #4 Michigan (8-0, 10-1) at #10 Ohio State (7-1, 10-1) Game Week
« Reply #78 on: November 22, 2018, 01:36:01 PM »
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Re: #4 Michigan (8-0, 10-1) at #10 Ohio State (7-1, 10-1) Game Week
« Reply #79 on: November 23, 2018, 08:21:43 PM »
Increasingly nervous about this game. Winovich and Solomon are huge pieces. Would be *devastating* to both defensive phases to miss them to injury. Winovich is a likely All-American, but Solomon is probably more valuable to his position, given position depth.

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Re: Michigan (8-0, 10-1) at Ohio State (7-1, 10-1) Game Week
« Reply #80 on: November 23, 2018, 08:25:51 PM »
Maybe the Indiana guy tripped and fell on him
I never called that a dirty play. OL land on fallen defensemen to hold them down all the time. This particular example was probably vigorous enough to question whether he was hoping to hurt Chase, but that's only for 72 to know and deal with for himself. 
As far as the game goes, it seemed legal to me. At least by technical definition.

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Re: Michigan (8-0, 10-1) at Ohio State (7-1, 10-1) Game Week
« Reply #81 on: November 23, 2018, 08:39:24 PM »
Michigan's floor is ... the win over MSU ...
I agreed with the post in general, but not this: The MSU win was ... dominant. I didn't think that was controversial.
MSU was held to 94 total yards. It was very nearly a shut out (Sparta only scored on one ~7-yard TD drive). And if not in reality, in spirit it was a shut out. Had the 4th Q score been 8-7 with an identical D showing, I doubt many Michigan fans (even reasonable ones!)  would have found nonfantasy reasons to sweat out the final Q. 
It was arguably the Big Ten's most dominant defensive performance of the year. Paired with the offense being effective against the conference's #2 defense.

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Re: #4 Michigan (8-0, 10-1) at #10 Ohio State (7-1, 10-1) Game Week
« Reply #82 on: November 24, 2018, 11:07:38 AM »
Tablecasters keep proclaiming this as obviously Harbaugh's best team at Michigan. I'm not so certain. I mean, I lean that way. But only barely. 2016 *may* have had a better defense. 2018 only stands out for Harbaugh having Patterson and McCaffery -- the best two QBs of his tenure to date. That's big. Very. 

Nevertheless, 2016 was in precisely this spot. 10-1 and a hair's width at this same moment from the CFP. So 2018 can't be far and away his best team. Just slightly and probably.

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Re: #4 Michigan (8-0, 10-1) at #10 Ohio State (7-1, 10-1) Game Week
« Reply #83 on: November 24, 2018, 04:20:29 PM »
That was thoroughly embarrassing. I really have no idea how the defense played so terribly. I know Ohio State's offense is by far the best Michigan has faced this year, but it's not that much better. It's not like they ran a bunch of plays that they hadn't done before. Granted, Indiana has a similar offense and showed how they could be beat, but I had confidence that they'd be prepared.

As for the offense, the running plays just didn't work, and I don't know why they still get called once that becomes painfully obvious, which it did early. The pass plays were there when called, but there were too many bad throws and catches.

Michigan probably still might've lost if they had played well, but it should've been a much more competitive game. Hopefully, Harbaugh learns from this and changes up the offense, while the defense learns how to defend better QBs. I don't know why they weren't more prepared, though.
“When your team is winning, be ready to be tough, because winning can make you soft. On the other hand, when your team is losing, stick by them. Keep believing”
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