2021 Michigan vs. Northwestern Awards

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26Oct 2021
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2021 Michigan vs. Northwestern Awards

Hassan Haskins (image via Detroit Free Press)

Let’s see more of this guy on offense . . . Andrel Anthony. Anthony has better speed than I thought he had coming out of high school, and he showed some playmaking ability on Saturday, squeezing a few yards out of what seemed to be doomed to be a big chunk loss on an end around. Maybe he’s not ready to be a big-time contributor, but I think he should earn a few more snaps.

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24Oct 2021
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Michigan 33, Northwestern 7

Blake Corum (image via WXYZ)

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FIRE MCNAMARA! OR DON’T! After the game yesterday, I hopped on Twitter and came across a tweet saying “Cade [McNamara] has missed almost everything today.” I found that to be a very odd statement, considering he completed a season-high 74% of his passes. McNamara finished 20/27 for 129 yards, 0 touchdowns, and 0 interceptions. He averaged 4.8 yards per attempt, which is a pitiful number. After I called the Twitterer out for being factually incorrect, he relented and lamented the fact that McNamara missed the deep shots down the field. Which leads me to my next thought.

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22Oct 2021
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Preview: Michigan vs. Northwestern

Ryan Hilinski (image via SI)

Michigan is #6 in rush offense (246.5 yards/game) with two of the more interesting backs in the Big Ten: bruiser Hassan Haskins (492 yards, 8 TD) and lightning-in-a-bottle Blake Corum (610 yards, 8 TD). They have 97 and 101 rushing attempts, respectively, so Michigan is bound to use either one at any given time. The Wolverines are mostly a downhill rushing team, but they can hit the edges, like Corum did with a 31-yard touchdown scamper on a BASH play against Nebraska two weeks ago. Michigan had some issues with the health of their offensive guards (five played against the Cornhuskers), so it may be interesting to see who’s ready to go on the offensive line this week. Northwestern is #118 in rushing defense (206.2 yards allowed/game) and they’re giving up 5.4 yards per attempt, which is #119. The Wildcats have experience up front, but not much talent. Junior defensive end Adetomiwa Adebawore (6’2″, 265) is the best of the bunch with 22 tackles, 7 tackles for loss, and 3.5 sacks. The leading overall tackler is senior SAM linebacker Chris Bergin (5’11”, 223 lbs.) with 63 tackles, followed by sophomore safety Brandon Joseph (6’1″, 192) with 40 tackles. One of the best rushing offenses against one of the worst rushing defenses? I expect Michigan to stick to the ground for much of this one.
Advantage: Michigan

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24Feb 2021
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Michigan’s 10 Longest Plays vs. Northwestern

Jehu Chesson

Here’s a look at the top ten longest plays over the years against the Northwestern Wildcats.

  1. Jehu Chesson 96-yard kickoff return touchdown (2015)
  2. Jamie Morris 80-yard kickoff return (1984)
  3. Anthony Carter 78-yard punt return touchdown (1979)
  4. Tyrone Wheatley 74-yard touchdown run (1991)
  5. Steve Breaston 67-yard punt return touchdown (2004)
  6. Elvis Grbac 65-yard pass to Amani Toomer (1992)
  7. Elvis Grbac 64-yard touchdown pass to Desmond Howard (1991)
  8. Stan Edwards 62-yard kickoff return (1977)
  9. Lawrence Ricks 60-yard touchdown run (1981)
  10. Anthony Thomas 60-yard touchdown run (1999)
  11. John Kolesar 60-yard punt return (1988)

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