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Old Fashioned College Football Podcast: 2013 Michigan 41 Notre Dame 30, Week 2 Review

By Published on September 12th, 2013 3 Comments

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The boys are back with some Old Fashioned College Football. They discuss Demetrios’ favorite team…the Michigan Wolverines. We go over the Week 2 Result with the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Week 3 preview of the game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Akron Zips. Click that play button to have a listen!

Prediction/Result

Prediction: Michigan 24 Notre Dame 21

Result: Michigan 41 Notre Dame 30

Michigan Wolverines Grades

Offensive Line B+

Offensive Line faced one of the best defensive lines they may face all year. Notre Dame brought 5-6 guys all game and held up okay. If Henne/Navarre were at QB this grade would be lower. Gardner made the line look better. Not to say line didn’t do good.

Rush Offense B

Devin Gardner 13 Carries 82 Yards 1 TD

Fitz Toussaint 22 Carries 71 Yards

Jeremy Gallon 1 Carry 14 Yards

Pass Offense A-

Devin Gardner 21-33, 294 Yards 4 TD’s, 1 INT

“@justcoverblog Since Gardner became starter, UM 29/29 in red zone w/ 25 TDs. 6.44 points per trip”

Gardner Wins Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Week

Gardner completed 21-of-33 passes for 294 yards and a career-best four touchdowns while rushing 13 times for 82 yards and a score against Notre Dame. Gardner’s 376 total yards marked the ninth most in a single game in Michigan history, and he has scored at least two touchdowns in each of his past seven games at quarterback.

Receivers B+

Jeremy Gallon 8 Receptions 184 Yards 3 TD’s

Gallon Receives Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week

Gallon also was named the National Offensive Player of the Week by College Sports Madness and the National Wide Receiver of the Week by College Football Performance Awards.

Gallon posted career bests with 184 receiving yards and three touchdowns on eight catches against the Fighting Irish. He became the first Michigan player to record three touchdown catches since Mario Manningham did it against Notre Dame on Sept. 16, 2006. Gallon’s 184 receiving yards marked the sixth most in program history and the most sinceRoy Roundtree posted a school-record 246 yards against Illinois on Nov. 6, 2010.

Fitz Toussaint 1 Reception 31 Yards

Devin Funchess 3 Receptions 19 Yards

Drew Dileo 3 Receptions 18 Yards 1 TD

Jake Butt 2 Receptions 17 Yards

Defensive Line C+

Brennan Beyer 3 Tackles, 1 TFL

Mario Ojemudia 4 Tackles

Frank Clark 2 Tackles, 1 TFL

Keith Heitzman 2 Tackles, 0.5 TFL

Linebackers C+

Desmond Morgan 6 Tackles

James Ross 6 Tackles, 0.5 TFL

Cam Gordon 3 Tackles

Cornerbacks A-

Blake Countess 6 Tackles, 2 INT’s 30 Yards

Raymon Taylor 11 Tackles, 1 TFL

Safeties B

Thomas Gordon 7 Tackles

Jarrod Wilson 5 Tackles

Special Teams B-

Brandon Gibbons 2 FG’s, 5 Extra Points

Notre Dame has few good returns

Norfleet fumbles but does not lose ball

Coaching A-

Likes: Not conservative when ahead, Let Gardner be Gardner (for better or worse), Balance (Rushing & Passing), 460 Total Yards Offense

Dislikes: Defense (Letting Receivers have too much room), Gardner’s pick

Attendance: 115,109

Team Statistics

STATS

NOTRE DAME

MICHIGAN

FIRST DOWNS

23

25

RUSHING YARDS

96

166

PASSING YARDS

314

294

TOTAL YARDS

410

460

TURNOVERS

2

1

3rd DOWN CONVERSIONS

8/15 53%

6/12 50%

RED ZONE

3/5 60% (2 TD’s, 1 FG)

4-4 100% (4 TD’s)

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