Michigan 31, Indiana 20

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18Nov 2018
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Michigan 31, Indiana 20

Zach Gentry (image via Arizona Daily Star)

We wanted a win and no injuries! Mission 50% accomplished. As far as the final score, all I really wanted was a Michigan victory to keep the chances of a Big Ten title and the playoffs alive. I know there was some consternation about whether Michigan would win big or not, but it doesn’t really matter at this point. The other part was a little bit harder to accomplish. Berkley Edwards was sent off on a stretcher after being the target of a helmet-to-helmet hit on a kickoff. Indiana’s starting right guard jumped on Chase Winovich as he laid on the ground, resulting in Winovich being sent off for the rest of the game. Edwards is surely in concussion protocol – perhaps among other things – and Jim Harbaugh said that X-rays were negative for Winovich. I would not expect Edwards to return for next Saturday, and it’s unclear whether Winovich will be available next week, or whether he will be hampered by whatever injury he suffered. The Winovich injury would be a huge blow for the Wolverines, as he’s perhaps the team’s most consistent defensive player and the third-leading tackler. Against an Ohio State team that excels at passing the ball, the absence of Winovich could be a game-changer.

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18Nov 2018
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Visitors: Michigan vs. Indiana

Thousand Oaks (CA) Oaks Christian RB Zach Charbonnet

2019

Erick All – TE – Fairfield (OH) Fairfield: All is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Karsen Barnhart – OT – Paw Paw (MI) Paw Paw: Barnhart is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Zach Charbonnet – RB – Thousand Oaks (CA) Oaks Christian: Charbonnet is committed to Michigan (LINK). He’s now a 4-star, the #6 running back, and #100 overall in the 247 Composite.

Eric Gray – RB – Memphis (TN) Lausanne: Gray is committed to Michigan (LINK). He’s a 4-star, the #3 all-purpose back, and #203 overall. UPDATE: Gray is no longer planning to visit.

Mike Harding – TE – Redford (MI) Catholic Central: Harding is a 6’6″, 225 lb. prospect with offers from Bowling Green, Toledo, and Washington. He’s a 3-star, the #84 tight end, and #2005 overall.

Brock Horne – LB – Romeo (MI) Romeo: Horne was recently offered a preferred walk-on spot by Michigan (LINK).

George Johnson III – WR – Stuart (FL) Martin County: Johnson is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Dawand Jones – OT – Indianapolis (IN) Ben Davis: Jones is a 6’8″, 360 lb. prospect with offers from Florida State, Indiana, and USC, among others. He’s a 247 Sports 3-star, the #82 offensive tackle, and #928 overall. He does not have a Michigan offer yet.

Percy King – S – Gahanna (OH) Lincoln: King is a 6’0″, 178 lb. prospect with no offers at this time.

Cole Kosco – QB – Poland (OH) Poland: Kosco is a 6’3″, 210 lb. prospect with no FBS offers at this time.

Kobe Myers – LB – Waterford (MI) Mott:

David Ojabo – DT – Blairstown (NJ) Blair Academy: Ojabo is committed to Michigan (LINK). This is his official visit.

Jalen Perry – CB – Dacula (GA) Dacula: Perry is a 6’1″, 188 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Michigan, and South Carolina, among others, and he was previously committed to Georgia. He’s a 4-star, the #19 cornerback, and #172 overall. He visited Michigan a few weeks ago, but his crystal ball is 100% in favor of South Carolina. This is an official visit.

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16Nov 2018
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Preview: Michigan vs. Indiana

RUSH OFFENSE vs. INDIANA RUSH DEFENSE

Michigan is #31 in rush yards (215 per game) and yards per carry (5.02). They’re led by Karan Higdon, who topped 1,000 yards (1,005 to be exact) for the season, the first time a Michigan running back has hit 1,000 yards since 2011. Indiana is #85 in rushing defense (181 yards allowed/game) and #87 in yards allowed per carry (4.58). Senior strong safety Jonathan Crawford (6’2″, 196 lbs.) leads the team in tackles with 55, and it’s generally not a good thing when a safety leads a team in that category. In fact, three of the top four tacklers on the squad are defensive backs, with the lone exception being senior linebacker Dameon Willis, Jr. (6’1″, 225), who’s second with 51. Sophomore hybrid space player Marcelino Ball (6’0″, 222) leads the team with 6.5 tackles for loss. Michigan’s offensive line struggled a little bit against Rutgers last week, so there’s no guarantee that this will be a walkover, but it should be a decent day for the Wolverines.
Advantage: Michigan

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15Nov 2018
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Recruiting Update: November 15, 2018

Dacula (GA) Dacula CB Jalen Perry (image via Gwinnett Prep Sports)

It’s been a while since I posted a recruiting update, so here are some updates from October and the first half of November.

COMMITMENTS

Tulsa (OK) Booker T. Washington safety Daxton Hill committed to Michigan (LINK).

Everett (MA) Everett wide receiver/cornerback Mike Sainristil committed to Michigan (LINK).

ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2019

Douglasville (GA) Douglas County center Parker Ball was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’4″, 275 lb. prospect with no other offers from FBS programs.

Cleveland (OH) St. Ignatius linebacker Tommy Eichenberg was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’3″, 225 lb. prospect who committed to Boston College back in June. He’s a 4-star, the #19 inside linebacker, and #358 overall. He visited Michigan for the Penn State game a few weekends ago. He’s the brother of Notre Dame offensive lineman Liam Eichenberg.

Dacula (GA) Dacula cornerback Jalen Perry decommitted from Georgia. He’s a 6’1″, 188-pounder whose crystal ball picks are currently 100% for South Carolina, but he took an unofficial visit to Michigan a few weeks ago and will visit officially this weekend. He’s a 4-star, the #19 cornerback, and #172 overall.

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15Nov 2018
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Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Brandon Graham

Brandon Graham

Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham made 5 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss in a 27-20 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. He has 27 tackles and 3 sacks this season.

HONORABLE MENTION

  • New England Patriots QB Tom Brady was 21/41 for 254 yards, 0 touchdowns, and 0 interceptions in a 34-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans.
  • Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess made 3 catches for 32 yards in a 52-21 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • Seattle Seahawks S Delano Hill made 5 tackles in a 36-31 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
  • Oakland Raiders DT Maurice Hurst, Jr. made 4 tackles and 1 sack in a 20-6 loss to the Los Angeles Changers.
  • Cleveland Browns S Jabrill Peppers made 5 tackles, 2 kickoff returns for 41 yards, and 1 punt return for 6 yards in a 28-16 win over the Atlanta Falcons.