Grade the Wolverines: Rate Michigan's performance in the Sugar Bowl
Here's your chance to weigh in on the Michigan football team's 23-20 overtime win over Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl.
Grade the Wolverines on offense, defense, special teams, coaching and overall:
It was in no way pretty, as Michigan sputtered to just 184 total yards. Denard Robinson finished with 13 yards on 13 carries, but Junior Hemingway made two touchdown grabs of 45 and 18 yards.
The Michigan defense was gashed on third downs all night, and allowed Virginia Tech to rack up 377 yards of total offense. It bent, but didn't break — allowing just one touchdown.
Brendan Gibbons was 3-for-3, including the game-winner in overtime. Holder Drew Dileo completed a fake-field goal pass to long snapper Jareth Glanda, J.B. Fitzgerald forced a fumble on a kick return and the Wolverines stopped Virginia Tech on a fake punt.
In three years at Michigan, Rich Rodriguez won 15 games. In one season at Michigan, Brady Hoke won 11.
Denard Robinson was 9-for-21 through the air with an interception, the Wolverines were out-gained on the evening and nothing seemed to go smoothly.
But in the end, Michigan won its second BCS bowl in program history, and first since Tom Brady led the Wolverines to an Orange Bowl crown in 2000.