Ex-Wolverine Updates: Week 7

Ex-Wolverine Updates: Week 7

October 27, 2020
Eric Gray (#3, image via Clarksville Online)


WR Tarik Black (Texas): Black caught 1 pass for 72 yards in a 27-16 win over Baylor, and here it is:

DT Michael Dwumfour (Rutgers): Dwumfour made 5 tackles and 1 tackle for loss in a 38-27 win over Michigan State.

OT James Hudson III (Cincinnati): Hudson started at left tackle in a 42-13 win over SMU.

Hit the jump for more.

WR Oliver Martin (Nebraska): Martin did not play in a 52-17 loss to Ohio State.

TE Mustapha Muhammad (Kilgore Junior College): Muhammad transferred from Michigan to Houston and is now at Kilgore Junior College, which has canceled its season due to COVID.

QB Brandon Peters (Illinois): Peters completed 8/19 passes for 87 yards and ran 7 times for 75 yards in a 45-7 loss to Wisconsin.

CB Myles Sims (Georgia Tech): Sims did not record any stats in a 48-27 loss to Boston College.

LB Drew Singleton (Rutgers): Singleton made 4 tackles in a 38-27 win over Michigan State.

DT Aubrey Solomon (Tennessee): Solomon made 2 tackles in a 48-17 loss to Alabama.

OG Stephen Spanellis (Vanderbilt): Spanellis opted out of the 2020 season.

CB Benjamin St-Juste (Minnesota): St-Juste made 1 tackle in the 49-24 loss to Michigan.

RB Kareem Walker (Mississippi State): Mississippi State (1-3) had a bye.

S J’Marick Woods (Duke): Duke (1-5) had a bye.


RB Tim Baldwin (Indiana): Baldwin did not play in the 36-35 overtime win against Penn State.

WR Kalil Branham (Kentucky): Branham did not play in a 20-10 loss to Missouri.

CB Te’Cory Couch (Miami): Couch made 2 tackles in a 19-14 win over Virginia.

CB Shaun Crawford (Notre Dame): Crawford made 6 tackles and 1 tackle for loss in a 45-3 win over Pitt.

OG Emil Ekiyor (Alabama): Ekiyor started at left guard in a 48-17 win over Tennessee.

RB Eric Gray (Tennessee): Gray had 19 carries for 57 yards and 3 catches for 5 yards in a 48-17 loss to Alabama.

OT Devery Hamilton (Duke): Duke (1-5) had a bye.

OT Kai-Leon Herbert (Miami): Herbert is out for the season for Miami.

WR Jeremiah Holloman (FIU): Holloman did not play in a 19-10 loss to FCS Jacksonville State.

C Jalil Irvin (Auburn): Irvin did not play in a 35-28 win over Ole Miss.

LB Chase Lasater (FAU): Lasater made 13 tackles and 1 tackle for loss in a 20-9 loss to Marshall.

OT Micah Mazzccua (Baylor): Mazzccua did not play in a 27-16 loss to Texas.

TE Nick Patterson (Choate Rosemary Hall): Patterson, who decommitted from Michigan and signed with Princeton, decided to take a prep year and enroll at Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut. That would make him a teammate of class of 2021 Michigan commit Tristan Bounds, though with Connecticut football being canceled, I’m not sure if Patterson is truly there or not.

Amauri Pesek-Hickson (Kansas): Pesek-Hickson did not play in a 55-14 loss to Kansas State.

S Otis Reese (Ole Miss): Reese has transferred from Georgia to Ole Miss, but he has not received a waiver to be immediately eligible for the Rebels, who lost to Auburn by a score of 35-28.

S Antwaine Richardson (Maryland): Richardson made 2 tackles in a 43-3 loss to Northwestern.

OT Erik Swenson (Oklahoma): Swenson started for the Sooners in a 33-14 win over TCU.

TE Leonard Taylor (Cincinnati): Taylor caught 1 pass for 7 yards in a 42-13 win over SMU.

LB Vic Viramontes (UNLV): Viramontes made 5 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, and 1 pass breakup in a season-opening 34-6 loss to San Diego State.

DE Rashad Weaver (Pitt): Weaver made 3 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, and 2 quarterback hurries in a 45-3 loss to Notre Dame.


D.J. Durkin (Co-Defensive Coordinator, Ole Miss): Now that a bunch of new teams are playing, here’s an update on the plight of Ole Miss. They had a better performance this week, only giving up 35 points to Auburn in a 35-28 loss. They now rank #97 (out of 101) in scoring defense and #100 in total defense.

Brady Hoke (Head Coach, San Diego State): Hoke and his Aztecs opened the season with a 34-6 win over UNLV. They’re 1-0.

Les Miles (Head Coach, Kansas): Kansas (0-5) lost to Kansas State by a score of 55-14.

Chris Partridge (C-Defensive Coordinator, Ole Miss): Partridge’s defense, coincidentally, suffered the same exact fate as Durkin’s (see above).


  1. Comments: 6
    Joined: 10/26/2020
    joseph dreamed dreams
    Oct 27, 2020 at 4:18 PM

    Brandon Peters wasnt able to do much against Wisconsin. Michigans offensive line should make things better for Joe Milton than that. Maybe the run game will help make Miltons life easier too when that game comes.

    • Comments: 3844
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Oct 28, 2020 at 9:16 AM

      I watched a good chunk of that game, and it was pretty ugly for Illinois. Peters has nothing at WR, and even the one decent guy he has was having a bad night. Illinois was making a lot of mental mistakes, too. I thought Illinois showed some improvement last year, but now it’s almost like they’re back to square one. And I did not like how Illinois force-fed Isaiah Williams into the QB position early in the game. Peters had something like 2 carries for 60+ yards, and then they brought in the “running quarterback” and it bogged down the offense.

      If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

    • Comments: 6285
      Joined: 8/11/2015
      Oct 28, 2020 at 12:32 PM

      Peters is just a guy

  2. Comments: 6285
    Joined: 8/11/2015
    Oct 28, 2020 at 12:33 PM

    Black for Heisman!

    Seriously though, there’s a lack of top end speed there that is evident. That knock was there on him as a recruit and you can see it. He is big but not all that talented.

    • Comments: 3844
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Oct 28, 2020 at 2:11 PM

      I don’t know if his speed has been negatively affected by the foot injuries or what, but yeah, he got behind the defense because of some bad technique and then got tracked down pretty quickly by guys he should have dusted. That should have been a TD.

    • Comments: 6285
      Joined: 8/11/2015
      Oct 28, 2020 at 2:46 PM

      Any of the 4 defenders on screen were going to catch him easily.

      Maybe injury effect but even during Black’s career at Michigan he wasn’t really dusting people. It was usually getting wide open on his route via a move (similar to the play above). So either he is a good route runner, the defenders busted, or it was a good playcall. He didn’t standout as a speed guy and he didn’t standout for having good hands or instincts to catch balls in traffic.

      My running hypothesis is that he is just not as talented as he was made out to be when he was lumped in with Nico (big and skilled) and DPJ (crazy athletic). He’s just a solid college receiver, not special. Big enough, fast enough, skilled enough to contribute but ultimately lacking a plus skill that makes him an impact player. Got the early edge on DPJ and Nico by being more college-ready but then they passed him.

      The above is separate from the questions about attitude. He has the raw ingredients to be more productive than he has been I think. But I don’t know if he is underachieving all that much either and it’s hard to put a finger on that from the outside.

      I thought Michigan would miss him in 2020 and maybe they still will, we have walk-ons and just guys in the WR rotation still, but if the attitude questions are legit it could be addition by subtraction overall if his would-be targets are going to Wilson, Sainristil, and Jackson instead..

  3. Comments: 522
    Joined: 8/12/2015
    Oct 29, 2020 at 8:18 AM

    I guess San Diego State University has started its season, which means that a former coach (Brady Hoke) is back in the box score. Hoke and his team won 34-6 over a UNLV team. Some quick stats:

    Rushing: SDSU over UNLV 287 yards to 80 yards
    Passing: SDSU over UNLV 137 yards to 106 yards
    Total: SDSU over UNLV 424 yards to 186 yards

    Neither team fumbled or threw an interception, so neither of those stand out as the “story” of the game. In scanning the team stats, it seems the keys are:

    o SDSU sacked UNLV five times, whereas SDSU was sacked only once
    o UNLV’s 3rd down conversion rate was only 1 out of 15. (SDSU’s was better but not great at only 6 out of 15)
    o SDSU’s red zone success rate: 6 of 7; UNLV’s was 1 of 3

    To add insult to injury, UNLV missed their PAT. SDSU made all four of their PAT attempts, as well as converting both their field goal attempts.

    I get the sense UNLV is not a giant killer of a program right now. Still, it’s good to see Brady Hoke back on the sidelines. Every man has his limits, and it may be Hoke’s head coaching limits are at a program like SDSU’s. That’s no knock on him, it’s just his personal reality.

    • Comments: 3844
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Oct 29, 2020 at 8:55 AM

      Oh, thanks for that! I didn’t realize SDSU and UNLV had started up.

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