Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Ex-Wolverine Updates

TE Pharaoh Brown: Brown had 1 catch for a 1-yard touchdown in Oregon's 42-16 loss to Arizona.

CB Dallas Crawford: Crawford had 16 carries for 55 yards and 2 touchdowns, as well as 2 catches for 7 yards. Miami beat Virginia by a score of 45-26.

K Matt Goudis: Goudis was 6/6 on extra points and hit a 33-yard field goal in Miami's 45-26 win over Virginia.

S Carvin Johnson: Johnson had 10 tackles in Hampton's 42-39 double overtime loss to Howard. He ended the year second on the team with 122 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 3 interceptions for 59 yards, 6 pass breakups, and 2 fumble recoveries.

LB Mike Jones: Jones and his Western Michigan Broncos play Northern Illinois tonight at 7:00 p.m. on ESPN2. Jones is the third-leading tackler on the team with 86 stops.

Head coach Rich Rodriguez: Rodriguez notched perhaps his signature win against the #5 Oregon Ducks with a 42-16 victory. The Wildcats were outgained 506 to 482 but mostly kept the Ducks out of the endzone. Rodriguez's team forced 3 turnovers - including 2 interceptions from Marcus Mariota, who hadn't thrown one yet this year - and gave up 0. Running back Ka'Deem Carey rushed 48 times for 206 yards and 4 scores, and quarterback B.J. Denker rushed 14 times for 102 yards. Denker was also nearly perfect through the air with a 19/22 performance for 178 yards and 2 scores. Arizona is now 7-4.

S Ray Vinopal: Vinopal had 8 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, and .5 sacks in Pitt's 17-16 win over Syracuse.

CB Adrian Witty: Witty had 2 tackles in Cincinnati's 24-17 win over Houston.


  1. Is it generally true that a team's defense tends to be oriented toward stopping its own offense? To put that another way, could a "Manball" defense be expected to have more troubles against the spread than a defense that faces a team like Oregon/Arizona regularly in practice?

    1. Stanford's D seemed to do pretty well against the Oregon offense.

    2. Michigan's D seemed to do pretty terrible against the Oregon offense.