|No. 16 isn’t allowed to get hurt anymore. (image via AnnArbor.com)|
Let’s see more of this guy on offense . . . Devin Gardner at quarterback. He might not have done any better than Russell Bellomy (3/16, 38 yards, 3 interceptions), but he couldn’t have done much worse. In Gardner’s career, he’s 11/23 for 176 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception.
Let’s see less of this guy on offense . . . Russell Bellomy, obviously. I still believe he’ll eventually be a competent quarterback, but if there was any question about whether he’s ready or not, that was answered on Saturday night. The coaches insisted in the off-season that Gardner was the #2 quarterback; well, now it’s time to make sure that happens.
Let’s see more of this guy on defense . . . nobody.
Let’s see less of this guy on defense . . . Jake Ryan at defensive end. Ryan is much more effective as a SAM linebacker, and Cameron Gordon is a downgrade at the position. Ryan played a fair amount of defensive end because Frank Clark missed the game due to an ankle injury, so hopefully that injury heals quickly and #47 can go back to his regular position.
Play of the game . . . linebacker Desmond Morgan broke up a pass headed for the left flat, and freshman defensive end Mario Ojemudia – who was playing defensive tackle on the play – hustled after the play to make a diving interception.
MVP of the game . . . Craig Roh. Nobody did well offensively, but Roh made several nice plays from his defensive end position. Last year defensive linemen Ryan Van Bergen and Mike Martin dominated up front, and Roh carried on that tradition this year. He had 5 tackles, 2 tackles for loss (for 15 yards), and 1 sack (for 10 yards).
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