2021 Ex-Wolverine Updates: Week 11

Posts under: Blog


15Nov 2021
Blog, homepage no comments

2021 Ex-Wolverine Updates: Week 11

Xavier Worthy

FORMER PLAYERS

LB Jordan Anthony (Troy): Anthony made 2 tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in a 35-21 loss to Louisiana-Lafayette.

RB Zach Charbonnet (UCLA): Charbonnet had 17 carries for 67 yards and 3 touchdowns, plus 1 catch for 6 yards, in a 44-20 win over Colorado.

WR Kekoa Crawford (Cal): Cal (3-6) did not play a game this past weekend.

Hit the jump for more.

read more
14Nov 2021
Blog, homepage no comments

Michigan 21, Penn State 17

David Ojabo (image via ClickOnDetroit)

That was a win. It wasn’t always pretty – especially on offense – but a win in Happy Valley is always nice. It’s not an easy place to play, and the Nittany Lions are usually pretty good, so you take an ugly win if you can get it. I decided to watch the game sans social media and just enjoy the back-and-forth, because I knew there would be a ton of griping. And nobody’s allowed to gripe but me. So I grumbled at times to myself, but for the most part, I thought Michigan played pretty well.

Hit the jump for more.

read more
12Nov 2021
Blog, homepage no comments

Preview: Michigan at Penn State

RUSH OFFENSE vs. PSU RUSH DEFENSE
Michigan’s rushing offense has dropped off somewhat dramatically from earlier in the year, which is saying something, since they’re still #6 with 234 yards/game on the ground and #15 in rushing average. Hassan Haskins leads the team in carries (165), yardage (829 yards), and touchdowns (11). He may be relied on more heavily than normal. After a career-high 27 carries last week with Blake Corum missing all but one offensive play, Haskins is the only somewhat experienced back on the roster. I do not expect Corum (who was in a walking boot by the end of the game) to play and freshman Donovan Edwards missed last week due to injury, leaving Haskins and then . . . walk-on Leon Franklin and freshman fifth-stringer Tavierre Dunlap. Penn State is #50 in rush defense (137 yards allowed/game) and #31 in yards per carry allowed (3.56). With starting defensive tackle P.J. Mustipher out for the season, the Nittany Lions’ rushing defense has fallen off; they gave up 357 yards on the ground to Illinois three weeks ago. Things have improved a little over the past couple weeks, but that may be due to playing Maryland, which is pretty inept on the ground. The leading tacklers are senior linebacker Ellis Brooks (6’1″, 241 lbs.) and junior inside linebacker Brandon Smith (6’3″, 241) with 68 and 61 stops, respectively. I think Michigan can pound the ball a little bit, but they need to be careful to keep Haskins fresh.
Advantage: Michigan

Hit the jump for more.

read more
10Nov 2021
Blog, homepage no comments

Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Donovan Peoples-Jones

Donovan Peoples-Jones

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones caught a 60-yard touchdown pass and finished with 2 catches for 86 yards and the 1 touchdown in a 41-16 win over the Bengals.

HONORABLE MENTION

  • DE Taco Charlton (Steelers): Charlton made 3 tackles in a 29-27 win over the Bears.
  • WR Nico Collins (Texans): Collins made 3 catches for 25 yards in a 17-9 loss to the Dolphins.
  • OLB Rashan Gary (Packers): Gary made 2 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 sack, and 3 quarterback hurries in a 13-7 loss to the Chiefs.
  • CB Jourdan Lewis (Cowboys): Lewis made 7 tackles, 0.5 sacks, and 1 quarterback hurry in a 31-16 loss to the Broncos.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • OG Graham Glasgow (Broncos): Glasgow suffered a season-ending broken ankle.
9Nov 2021
Blog, homepage no comments

2021 Ex-Wolverine Updates: Week 10

Otis Reese

FORMER PLAYERS

LB Jordan Anthony (Troy): Anthony made a career-high 10 tackles in a 31-24 win over South Alabama.

RB Zach Charbonnet (UCLA): UCLA (5-4) had a bye.

WR Kekoa Crawford (Cal): Crawford caught 5 passes for 56 yards in a 10-3 loss to Arizona.

Hit the jump for more.

read more