08 August 2009

Michigan Wins Big Ten Conference Opener, 28-3

Michigan's defense intimidated the Hoosiers all day
Michigan's defense dominated the game this afternoon while Forcier really came into his own as a passer. In the end, the Wolverines would defeat the Hoosiers 28-3. The game was really won in the trenches today as both of Michigan's lines would dominate their opposition. Michigan's offensive line would give Forcier all day to throw the ball while the Wolverine's front 4 on defense caused all kinds of havov, resulting in 6 sacks on the day. Michigan's defense would hold the Hoosiers to only 3 yards rushing on 26 carries and only 212 yards of total offense (Indiana entered the game 4th in the Big 10 in total offense) and were led by senior captain, Brandon Graham, who logged 9 tackles and a sack on the day.

On offense, Michigan mostly ran the ball but when they threw it, Forcier gave Wolverines fans a glimpse of what he's capable of in the future. He would go 6 for 8 for 158 yards and 3 touchdowns, including a 78 yard bomb where he hit a streaking receiver in stride. Brandon Minor chipped in with a 100+ yard rushing performance.

Next week the Wolverines will go to East Lansing to try to avenge their lost last year to the Spartans. Here are the highlights of this week's game.


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Box Score
Team1st2nd3rd4thFinal
Indiana
0
3
0
03
Michigan14
7
70
28

Team Statistics

IU
Mich
Score3
28
First Downs13
11
Total Off.212
320
Rushes-Yds-TD26-3-0
38-162-1
Comp-Att-TD21-31-0
6-8-3
Passing Yards209
158
3rd down conv.8/15(53%)
4/9(44%)
4th down conv1/3(33%)
2/2(100%)
Red Zone-TD-FG1-0-1(100%)
4-3-0(75%)
Turnovers2
1
Fumbles lost1
1
Intercepted1
0
T.O.P.
13:37
14:46

4 comments:

  1. Nice win. But you were afraid of having to face the HOOSIERS a second time? Heheh.

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  2. Like I said, those bastards actually beat me in my offline dynasty so I'm 0-1 in the Big 10 there. I was so pissed!

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  3. Great win, glad to see Forcier is starting to grow up. Hopefully, my young QBs will too.

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