Sunday, September 19, 2010

Michigan 42, Massachusetts 37

Michigan barely got by UMass, which meant a better game to watch than I was expecting but makes me nervous about the good Big-10/11/12 teams that lie further along on the schedule. In addition, UConn managed to lose to the Temple Owls, which makes Michigan's first win look less impressive.

The main culprit yesterday was the defense. The offense put up 42. That's fine. And it did it by spreading the ball around rather than just running Denard every play. That's better than fine. But the defense had trouble the entire day with the UMass running attack. That is not fine.

Bottom line: glad to have the win, but this is not a top-25 team yet by any means.

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