|Jeremy Gallon hauls in a touchdown pass|
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Let's see more of this guy on offense . . . Jeremy Gallon/Martavious Odoms. Gallon isn't exactly DeSean Jackson with the football in his hands, but he sure does have a way of gaining extra yards in the open field. Whenever he catches the ball, I expect at least a couple people to miss tackles. Odoms, on the other hand, just plays with a reckless energy that I'm going to miss next year. He's finally getting some more time, and it's nice to see him playing more as he finishes out his career. His 38-yard touchdown reception was a dagger.
Let's see less of this guy on offense . . . Michael Shaw. Shaw has the speed to get outside, but Michigan has had a hard time sealing the edge this season. Shaw is more of a straight-ahead runner, and I don't think he's being used properly right now, because he doesn't have great vision. I was in support of playing him more early in the season, but as Al Borges seems to go away from the I-formation as the season wears on, Shaw's talents are a bit superfluous.
Let's see more of this guy on defense . . . nobody. The defense is operating at a high level right now. There's no need to mess with success.
Let's see less of this guy on defense . . . nobody. See above.
Play of the game . . . Terrence Robinson's forced fumble on the opening kick of the second half, which was recovered by Courtney Avery. Robinson has barely played on offense this season, but he has made his presence his known on special teams. With Michigan clinging to a 17-10 lead coming out of halftime, this particular play must have made Nebraska thing that it just wasn't their day. The offense scored a touchdown to make it 24-10 and the game was essentially over.
MVP of the game . . . Fitzgerald Toussaint. Toussaint had 29 carries for 138 yards and 2 touchdowns. On a day when the offensive line struggled to create holes in the running game, Toussaint made positive plays on snaps that looked to be doomed. I often talk about explosive plays in the running game, and Toussaint now has at least one 20+ yard rush in 6 out of 13 career games, including his 31-yard touchdown against the Cornhuskers. Toussaint now has 891 yards and 9 touchdowns on the season.