Saturday, October 3, 2009

Michigan Reality Check: Wolverines Lose First Road Game Of The Year To Sparty

By HD Handshoe

Close, but no cigar.....

Little tiny TAINT Forcier looked pretty average until the final few minutes of the fourth quarter for Coach DICKrod and the Wolverines today as UM came back down to Earth after escaping losses two of the last three weeks.

The third time WAS NOT a charm.

The Spartans (2-3) handed formerly No. 22 ranked Michigan (4-1) their first loss of the year, in their first road game of the season.

Michigan State's horrible defense, and Tressel-ball-like offensive ineptitude (Dantonio is a Tressel disciple) late in the game allowed UM back into the game, but in the end, it was not enough as the Spartans pulled off the 26-20 upset.

Forcier forced an ill-advised pass into the endzone on the first possession of overtime, and the Spartans made him pay, intercepting the pass, and ultimately sealing UM's fate. Three plays later, MSU's Caper ran in for the game-winning 24 yard touchdown rush.

It looks as though last weeks close call at home vs. Indiana was a clear indicator that UM was overrated, and today's loss all but confirmed that suspicion. Heck just going into OT with a 1-3 team is practically enough to confirm that UM is not back just yet.

Hospital ER's across the Michigan region are preparing for the influx of broken ankles expected today and over the next couple of days as fans scramble to jump off the TAINT Forcier and even-more-so the DICKrod and the 2009 Michigan bandwagon.

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  1. Forcier looked average until the 4th quarter?
    Fat chance, the kid looked awful.

  2. You know UM fans will whole-heartedly disagree....

    Tate was a God out there (in their eyes), LOL!

  3. Is the IU head coach really that desperate to make his team look less pathetic than it really is? Why call a time out with just 6 seconds left? Pointless, this game was 33-7, no matter what the score says.

  4. Tate was terrible for 54 minutes, this coming from a Michigan fan. In the end, MSU was favored by 3 in the game, so being 1-3 isn't really a measure of their team. We got lucky to beat ND at home and MSU gave the game away at ND. We're pretty much the same team right now, with the exception being Tate has willed us to a couple wins and Kirk has lead MSU to a couple of close losses

  5. It was nice to see the over rated wolverines loss. They should have only 1 win this year. They are no where close in being back.

  6. Michigan may not be back but they are on their way. As a Buckeye fan I would rather have Forcier than TP! Under pressure .....2 min drill TP looks like a deer in the Headlights. Not Good.....If Wisc is leading in the late stages of the game we are done!


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