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.
You really can’t blame the defense for this loss. Sure, it screwed up when the unit let Ohio State running back get loose on his 62-yard touchdown run on the Buckeye’s first play of the second half. But aside from that blemish, the Wolverine defense kept the game in reach, even though its offensive counterparts couldn’t move the ball. The defense was on the field for too much of the game, and it still surrendered just two touchdowns.
Saturday’s press conference wasn’t the press conference people will remember about this weekend – it’s today’s that everyone is buzzing about. Carr will retire today, just two days after deflecting questions about his future in Saturday’s post-game press conference.
3/4 Big Houses
The student section got the memo about the Maize Out, but the rest of the Big House seemed a bit too red. The pre-game atmosphere was electric, and most of the students got to their seats well before the game started. Still, it got a little quiet in the fourth quarter, even if there was nothing worth getting excited about from the Wolverines play on the field. Oh yeah, and there was the O-H-I-O cheer that made it all the way around Michigan Stadium.