Let's see less of this guy on offense . . . the trainer. Amara Darboh's out for the year, and within a short span on Saturday night, three guys walked off the field: Taylor Lewan, Devin Funchess, and A.J. Williams. Michigan doesn't have the depth to weather many injuries. While all three of those guys returned in short order (Lewan didn't miss a play because the whistle was blown for Funchess's injury), it was nerve wracking.
Let's see more of this guy on defense . . . nobody. I thought Michigan did a good job of playing the best guys on Saturday night.
Let's see less of this guy on defense . . . Dymonte Thomas. Okay, we actually haven't seen much of Thomas at safety up to this point, but there's a reason I don't like freshman safeties. Thomas's 15-yard late-hit penalty was really frustrating, and it was just a sign of immaturity. Safety is the last position on defense where a team can afford immaturity, so I'm glad he's a backup nickel corner right now. He'll be good eventually.
Play of the game . . . Devin Gardner's 61-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Gallon. Gardner play-faked to the left before rolling out to find Gallon settling into the deep middle of the field. Gallon caught the ball, made a couple guys miss, spun out of a tackle, and was helped out by Chesson's knockdown block on his way to a touchdown.
MVP of the game . . . Jeremy Gallon. This was a tough choice between Gallon and Gardner, but I'm choosing the guy who didn't make a disgusting, potentially disastrous turnover. Gallon had 8 catches for 184 yards and 3 touchdowns on the night, including a few catches in traffic and some nifty running after the catch.