The Michigan Daily football writers break down the weekend’s stats that don’t show up in the boxscore. The defense-o-meter measures the intensity of the defense, the Carr-o-meter judges Lloyd Carr’s demeanor following the game and the hypemeter measures the fans’ game performance.
1 out of 4 Crables
Hmm. All season long, people talked about Michigan’s problems against the spread. But now it looks like the traditional offenses are causing much more trouble. For the second week in a row, Michigan looked helpless against the run. And with Badger quarterback Tyler Donovan eluding pressure, the Wolverines looked even worse against the pass. Not a good combination.
2 out of 4 Lloyd Carrs
Carr didn’t seem too crushed by the loss. Perhaps he knew it didn’t matter in the bigger scheme of things, or maybe he’s seen enough this season (think Appalachian State) so that a loss to Wisconsin doesn’t really faze him. Whatever the reason, Saturday’s postgame press conference was uneventful, and it didn’t give us much of an insight into how he was taking the loss.
3 out of 4 Big Houses
We know 11 a.m. is a little early for Badger fans. But we’re sure that those students who showed up late could have passed on that 12th beer and arrived at the stadium on time. But other than that the Wisconsin students came through with a pretty awesome performance, especially when they made the press box shake during “Jump Around.”