Michigan’s 10 Longest Plays vs. Wisconsin

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13Jan 2021
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Michigan’s 10 Longest Plays vs. Wisconsin

Here’s a walk down memory lane to check out the ten longest plays Michigan players have made against Wisconsin over the years:

  1. Seth Smith 100-yard kickoff return TD (1994)
  2. Ryan Mallett 97-yard TD pass to Mario Manningham (2007)
  3. Butch Woolfolk 92-yard TD run (1979)
  4. Butch Woolfolk 89-yard TD run (1981)
  5. Tony Boles 81-yard TD run (1988)
  6. Shea Patterson 81-yard run (2018)
  7. B.J. Dickey 74-yard TD run (1977)
  8. John Wangler 71-yard TD pass to Doug Marsh (1979)
  9. Shea Patterson 68-yard pass to Ronnie Bell (2019)
  10. Rick Leach 65-yard TD pass to Ralph Clayton (1978)

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15Nov 2020
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Wisconsin 49, Michigan 11

Since comments are not currently working here on touch-the-banner.com, I will be post this same content on my old site, touchthebanner.blogspot.com if you would like to discuss there until I get this whole thing fixed.

This is a shell of a team. Life sucks, at least in a football sense. In addition to starting WR Nico Collins and CB Ambry Thomas, who opted out, Michigan was without DE Kwity Paye, DE Aidan Hutchinson, LT Ryan Hayes, and RT Jalen Mayfield. Basically, every guy who looks like a surefire draft pick (at some point) sat out of this game except S Dax Hill. And if you’re counting on a safety to lead your squad to victory, you’re going to be disappointed most of the time.

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13Nov 2020
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Preview: Michigan at Wisconsin

Graham Mertz (image via The Spun)

As I write this on Wednesday/Thursday, there’s not much known about which Wisconsin players will be available to play on Saturday, including starting QB Graham Mertz, which is kind of a big deal. This preview assumes they’re at full strength.

Michigan is #84 in rush offense (140.3 yards/game) and #31 in rushing average (5.1 yards/carry). That second number is a bit of a lie, because the Wolverines ran all over Minnesota in week one and have struggled mightily in the past two games. The “bell cow” so far this season is Hassan Haskins, who is averaging a whopping 6.67 carries per game. I have confidence that the offensive line will improve as the season goes along, because offensive line coach Ed Warinner has pulled off that feat before. But Michigan was missing its starting offensive tackles last week, and it’s unclear whether they’ll be back for Wisconsin or not. Meanwhile, Wisconsin allowed 131 yards in its lone game against Illinois this season on 5.24 yards/attempt. Those numbers aren’t good for the Badgers, but they were hurt by a couple quarterback keepers (by former Wolverine Brandon Peters) that Michigan has seemingly been unwilling to run. Wisconsin runs a 3-4 look that generally does a good job of swarming to the football. Junior linebacker Jack Sanborn (6’2″, 232 lbs.) is probably the biggest name on defense, and he made 3 tackles and 2 quarterback hurries in the opener. I was also impressed by senior defensive end Isaiahh Loudermilk (6’7″, 293) in that game against the Illini.
Advantage: Wisconsin

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26Sep 2019
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Snapshots: Passing Game Confusion

Michigan’s first offensive play against Wisconsin

NOTE: I whipped up this post on a break at work, so if the writing seems a little hurried in nature, then…it is.

On Michigan’s first possession of the game after a Wisconsin touchdown drive, the Wolverines have the ball at the 25-yard line after a touchback. It’s 1st-and-10 with the ball in the right middle.

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