Michigan football still has life, but now it’s time to do what this program never does
Michigan football kept clinging to its slim Big Ten title and playoff hopes with a win over Indiana this weekend, but now it’s time for the program to do something it hasn’t done in a long time: finish the season strong.
Isaiah Livers, Franz Wagner, Hunter Dickinson earn All-Big Ten honors for Michigan basketball
Isaiah Livers #2 of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates after a made basket by Franz Wagner #21 of the Michigan Wolverines in the game against the Indiana Hoosiers during the first half at Assembly Hall on February 27, 2021 in Bloomington, Indiana. ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Michigan basketball landed three players on All-Big Ten teams this season: wings Isaiah Livers and Franz Wagner, and freshman center Hunter Dickinson. He was named to the second team by the coaches and third team by the media. Dickinson, who led Michigan with 14.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game, was named the to the first team by the media and second team by Big Ten coaches. RELATED: Hunter Dickinson named Big Ten Freshman of the YearThe trio led Michigan in scoring and rebounding this season while playing strong defense.
Penix, Fryfogle, No. 10 Indiana blank Michigan State 24-0
Fryfogle had 11 catches for 200 yards — surpassing career highs he’d set just a week earlier — and the Hoosiers handled Michigan State 24-0 on Saturday. Michigan State was shut out at home for the first time since a 31-0 loss to Michigan in 1985. Michigan State: The Spartans have been hurt by turnovers in all three of their losses, and this was no exception. Lombardi isn't the only one to blame, but it was time for Michigan State to try another option at quarterback. “We thought it was some decision making early in the game," Michigan State coach Mel Tucker said.
Which version of Michigan football will show up against No. 13 Indiana?
READ: Will Michigan lose to Indiana for first time in 33 years this weekend? If Michigan can take care of the ball and get the running game back on track, it will be able to score on this Indiana defense. Don Brown couldn’t manufacture any pressure against Michigan State, and that was a death knell for the entire defense. Michigan is hoping to get back some players who were injured during the Michigan State game. But the most likely outcome feels like Indiana breaking the 24-game losing streak and beating Michigan for the first time since 1987.
Michigan football has to forget about last week, right the ship against Indiana
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – There’s no sugarcoating it: Last week was a shocking, unmitigated disaster for the Michigan football program. Not only did Michigan lose to Michigan State, it also lost several players to injury during the game. READ: Will Michigan lose to Indiana for first time in 33 years this weekend? What Michigan really needs, more than anything, is to return to the field and get back in the win column. Milton wasn’t terrible against Michigan State, but he missed some throws that really could have opened up the offense.
Will Michigan football lose to Indiana for first time in 33 years this weekend?
Indiana last beat Michigan 33 years ago, on Oct. 24, 1987. Zach Charbonnet #24 of the Michigan Wolverines is tackled by Bryant Fitzgerald #31 of the Indiana Hoosiers during the first half at Memorial Stadium on November 23, 2019 in Bloomington, Indiana. It was a comedy of errors, and now, against a 2-0 Indiana team ranked No. Donovan Peoples-Jones #9 of the Michigan Wolverines goes up for a touchdown reception as Tiawan Mullen #3 of the Indiana Hoosiers defends during the first half at Memorial Stadium on November 23, 2019 in Bloomington, Indiana. Everything seems to be crumbling around this Michigan team.
Indiana's gamble pays off in OT upset over No. 8 Penn State
8 Penn State — its first win over a Top 10 team in more than 33 years. “We liked the call and stayed with the call (after Penn State called timeout) and stayed with the call. Penn State sacked Penix on the next two plays, forced him to throw the ball away on third and an incompletion on fourth, taking the ball back on down at the Indiana 14. Obviously, we could have handled it better and I could have handled it better," Penn State coach James Franklin said. SCARY SCENELess than two minutes into the fourth quarter, Penn State thought it had another turnover when receiver Miles Marshall fumbled at the end of a 17-yard completion.
Ohio State football vs. Northwestern: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Justin Fields #1 and Chris Olave #17 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrate a touchdown in the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium on September 14, 2019 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)EVANSTON, Ill. - Fourth-ranked Ohio State swings back into action after a bye week with a rare Friday night game at Northwestern. LINE: Ohio State -28After Ohio State travels to Northwestern, it returns home to take on No. Backup quarterback Aidan Smith started last week against Nebraska instead of highly regarded transfer Hunter Johnson, who hasn't lived up to expectations, and both could play against Ohio State. PREDICTION: Ohio State 42, Northwestern 7More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Indiana football vs. Rutgers: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
- Indiana comes off a bye week looking for its first Big Ten victory Saturday at home against Rutgers. Indiana's 110.4 yards per game on the ground (70 yards in the loss at Michigan State) is second worst in the conference and top running back Stevie Scott III is averaging 56.2 yards per game. Philyor's 14 catches against Michigan State on Sept. 28 are tied for the most in a game this season in FBS and third on Indiana's career list. Rutgers' Raheem Blackshear is tied with Purdue's Rondale Moore for the Big Ten lead in catches per game (7.3), which is ninth nationally. PREDICTION: Indiana 52, Rutgers 10More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Ohio State football vs. Michigan State: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
(Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)COLUMBUS, Ohio - There's a possibility that fifth-ranked Ohio State could do unto No. 23 Michigan State what it did the last time the two Big Ten East Division rivals met in Columbus. That's not good news for Michigan State, which has lost three straight in the series and struggled to generate offense the past two years against Ohio State. Ohio State has not given up a touchdown to Michigan State since 2016. PREDICTION: Ohio State 45, Michigan State 14More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
MONDAY HUDDLE: Can Michigan State shock Ohio State again?
Brian Lewerke #14 and Elijah Collins #24 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrate after the game against the Indiana Hoosiers. Michigan State defeated Indiana 40-31. Can Michigan State beat Ohio State? Anybody who has seen Ohio State destroy opponents, including a 48-7 rout at Nebraska on Saturday in front of a national TV audience, will snicker and say "No chance." Western Michigan gets bragging rights over Central MichiganOther than Michigan vs. Michigan State, the biggest in-state college football game is usually Western Michigan vs. Central Michigan, which played their annual battle for the Victory Cannon in Kalamazoo on Saturday.
Ohio State football vs. Miami (Ohio): Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
6 Ohio State is in-state challenger Miami (Ohio) on Saturday in its final nonconference game. 18 Iowa (38-14), and last week was whipped 35-13 at Cincinnati - a team that Ohio State dominated two weeks ago in a 42-0 rout. Meanwhile, Ohio State's defense has matched the performance level of the offense, ranking 10th nationally in points allowed at 10.5 per game. Fields has rushed and passed for at least one touchdown in Ohio State's first three games this season. PREDICTION: Ohio State 59, Miami 7More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Indiana football vs. UConn: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
- Indiana returns to nonconference play Saturday with a home game against Connecticut after enduring a 41-point loss to Big Ten juggernaut Ohio State last week. LINE: Indiana -27Hoosiers coach Tom Allen stressed that Indiana needs to put the 51-10 loss to Ohio State in the rear-view mirror and not let the effects of the rout linger this week. Senior offensive tackle and captain Coy Cronk echoed the coach's thoughts and put it this way: "Don't let Ohio State beat us twice." ABOUT UCONN (1-1)Freshman quarterback Jack Zergiotis made his college debut against Illinois and passed for 275 yards and no touchdowns with two interceptions. PREDICTION: Indiana 42, Connecticut 7More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Florida International football vs. New Hampshire: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Dorian Hall #36 of the FIU Golden Panthers intercepts the ball during the first half against the Indiana Hoosiers at Ricardo Silva Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
Virginia football vs. William & Mary: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Running back Jordan Ellis #1 of the Virginia Cavaliers runs with the ball during the second half of the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Bloomington, Indiana. ABOUT WILLIAM & MARY (1-0)Mathis passed for 66 yards and ran for another 127 along with a touchdown to be named Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week and senior Kilton Anderson (4-of-8) threw for 100 yards. ABOUT VIRGINIA (1-0)The Cavaliers did not turn the ball over in the season opener, committed just three penalties and were 7-for-15 on third down to keep drives going. Virginia senior WR Dejon Brissett, who had 299 yards on 16 catches with Richmond in 2018, could return after missing the opener with an undisclosed injury. PREDICTION: Virginia 52, William & Mary 10More college football scoresMore college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Florida International football vs. Tulane: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Now the Green Wave look to maintain the momentum as they open the 2019 season at home Thursday night against Florida International. We have high expectations, just like I know he does, that he's going to have a great senior year." The teams have met just once but that was only two years ago, with FIU producing a 23-10 victory over Tulane in Miami in 2017. Tulane has only appeared in consecutive bowl games twice and it has never won bowl games in two straight seasons. PREDICTION: FIU 30, Tulane 27More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.