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Posted on Sat, Nov 20, 2010 : 11:45 a.m.

Montee Ball scores on 4-yard run, his 4th TD of the day

By Jim Knight

Fourth quarter Wisconsin 48, Michigan 28: Montee Ball bulled 4 yards through the middle to score his fourth touchdown. Wisconsin has 561 yards of total offense.

Wisconsin 41, Michigan 28: Roy Roundtree caught a 28-yard touchdown pass from Denard Robinson. Michigan moved the ball 83 yards in eight plays. Robinson had 238 yards passing and 131 yard rushing.

Wisconsin 41, Michigan 21: Phillip Welch kicked a 40-yard field goal.

Wisconsin 38, Michigan 21: Montee Ball scored his third touchdown of the afternoon, a 3-yard run. Ball has 165 yard rushing. Wisconsin only had to cover 45 yards after recovering Michigan's onside kick.

Third quarter Wisconsin 31, Michigan 21: Denard Robinson's 11-yard touchdown run completed a 57-yard, six play drive.

Wisconsin 31, Michigan 14: James White shed tacklers on his way to a 23-yard touchdown run.

Wisconsin 24, Michigan 14: Denard Robinson ran 2 yards for a touchdown as Michigan scored in 22 seconds after recovering a Isaac Anderson fumble.

Wisconsin 24, Michigan 7: Darryl Stonum caught a 24-yard touchdown pass from Denard Robinson. Michigan took the opening drive of the second half 71 yards in 10 plays. On the drive Robinson set the NCAA record for rushing yards by a quarterback. he has 1,511 for the season. He also has more than 1,500 passing yards, the first time in NCAA history a quarterback has topped 1,500 in rushing and passing in the same season.

Second quarter Wisconsin 24, Michigan 0: James White raced 61 yards for a touchdown as Wisconsin scored quickly, going 84 yards in three plays. Michigan has gone three plays and out on its two offensive series in the second quarter.

Wisconsin 17, Michigan 0: Montee Ball shook off a couple of Michigan defenders and ran up the middle of the field for a 27-yard touchdown run. Wisconsin went 75 yards in five plays. Ball has 108 yards rushing and is averaing 7.2 yards per carry.

Wisconsin 10, Michigan 0: Phillip Welch kicked a 25-yard field goal, capping a 72-yard, 12-play drive.

Missed field goal: Michigan drove 59 yards in 11 plays, but Seth Broekhuizen's 30-yard field goal attempt went off the right upright.

First quarter Wisconsin 7, Michigan 0: Montee Ball scored on a 1-yard run, capping an 10-play, 75-yard drive. Big plays on the drive: Ball had a 19-yard run and Scott Tolzien found D. Gilreath for a 21-yard pass play. Ball already has 58 yards rushing on 10 carries.

Wisconsin opening drive: The Badgers opened the game on their own 8-yard line and drove 50 yards, the drive stalling when Jordan Kovacs sacked Scott Tolzien on a third-and-nine play.

The Michigan football team hasn't won three consecutive Big Ten games since the 2007 season. Today, the Wolverines (7-3, 3-3) play host to Wisconsin (9-1, 5-1) at noon.

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Michigan injury report: Out - John Ferrara (knee), J.T. Floyd (ankle), Mike Jones (leg), Teric Jones (knee), Martavious Odoms (foot), Jared Van Slyke (clavicle), Mike Williams (head), Troy Woolfolk (ankle). Questionable - Taylor Lewan (head), Mike Shaw (head). Probable - Mike Martin (ankle), Jonas Mouton (chest).


Michigan sophomore quarterback Denard Robinson greets fans as he walks out of the tunnel at Michigan Stadium on Saturday.

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Sat, Nov 20, 2010 : 7:28 p.m.

You're all neglecting yet another RR-mistake-era record: Today, Wisconsin scored the most points they ever have on a Michigan team (football, of course).


Sat, Nov 20, 2010 : 4:28 p.m.

Don't know why I'm so disappointed. Statistically, the game went just as expected: we rolled up some yards and scored some points; Wiscy predictably did more of both. It will probably be the same story next week. Unfortunately, we have only one real playmaker on offense right now and none on defense. I don't see any difference-makers coming in through recruiting. We'll be lucky to end up with 7 wins next year. I hope to feel better by Monday. Meantime, I need a stiff drink...


Sat, Nov 20, 2010 : 3:40 p.m.

Anyone appreciate that RR has 1 more big ten win in three seasons than MSU has this season alone. Keep RR, the rest of the big ten loves him!


Sat, Nov 20, 2010 : 3:33 p.m.

Defense,defense,defense. If we had a defense blue would be in tne top ten in college ball. Offense is very explosive with DR, too many dropped passes today. I was able to see him play many times in H.S. Someone stated that he can't throw the long ball.DR has a very strong and accurate arm. 28 pts should be able to win 8 or 9 ball games.


Sat, Nov 20, 2010 : 3:27 p.m.

So Rich Rod has a great offense? Lets look at the numbers. In the Big Ten (which is a TRUE test since it is the league they are both in), Michigna has averaged 34.29 points per game. Wisconsin with their "old school" pro style offense has averaged 41.71 per game. That is more than a touchdown better. So Rich Rod is not even a top offensive coach on the Big Ten. Ok, maybe he is better on defense. The team is giving up 39.57 per game. Wisconsin is averaging 23.71 Special teams. Wisconsin scored 12 Michigan 4 (plus a missed field goal and TWO onside kick failures. There is no excuse for a performance like this. The team was out coached, out played, put toughed and dominated in every aspect of the game. Guess what people, Wisconsin has most of their players coming back next year. Unfortunately, it looks like Michigan does as well. The whole experience argument is a straw man argument. Charles Woodson played as a freshman, and did not have these issues. He got better over time, but NEVER in the history of Michigan football have they been this bad on defense. Why would a year make them suddenly on par with the elite teams? Returning lousy players is not something to be excited about. I would submit when the best player on your defense was brought on not from recruiting, but from campus wide tryouts, you have made HORRIBLE decisions on your coach. All this along with PROBATION, and anybody who is insane wants Rich Rod to stay. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

3 And Out

Sat, Nov 20, 2010 : 3:26 p.m.

The Garbage Time yards and points from our "offensive genius" should satisfy even the most thirsty of Kool-Aid drinkers. Stay Thirsty my Friends. 6-17 in Big Ten play.


Sat, Nov 20, 2010 : 3:17 p.m.

Our whole problem is...we're not aiming low enough. Aim low, and our expectations will not likely be shattered. Next year - shoot for top 100 (out of 120) in defense. That will show real improvement.

Macabre Sunset

Sat, Nov 20, 2010 : 3:12 p.m.

They held Wisconsin under 83. That's progress. Rogers kept his promise.


Sat, Nov 20, 2010 : 3:05 p.m.

It's all good. You win some and you lose some. We'll be really good next year. (Sarcasm font enabled)


Sat, Nov 20, 2010 : 3:04 p.m.

As expected. Out defense was pummelled and the game was never close. If RichRod stays around, be prepared for more of this


Sat, Nov 20, 2010 : 1:40 p.m.

Oh darn the bad luck!


Sat, Nov 20, 2010 : 1:32 p.m.

Rats! Our D made it into the top 100 after last week's game. Looks like we're going to slide down from that lofty plateau. Oh well, maybe next year.


Sat, Nov 20, 2010 : 1:15 p.m.

Small and fast seems to work well against Big and slow....