September 17, 2006


Michigan stuns Notre Dame, puts up 47 points in South Bend rout (9/16/06, AP)

Take that, Notre Dame.

No. 11 Michigan finally put a Big Blue bruising on the second-ranked Fighting Irish in a 47-21 rout Saturday -- the most points scored against Notre Dame at home in 46 years.

"They deserve their just due," Irish coach Charlie Weis said. "I think it's important to understand that team just came and whupped us pretty good."

Indeed, they did. Chad Henne threw three touchdown passes to Mario Manningham, and Michigan intercepted Brady Quinn three times, forced him to fumble and shut down the rest of the Irish offense. [...]

The 34 first-half points by an opponent were the most since Purdue scored 45 in its' 51-19 win in 1960.

I was channel-surfing yesterday: It was a tie game when I left and 20-7 moments later.

Posted by Matt Murphy at September 17, 2006 7:57 PM

Same here. I'd channel surf around other games (LSU vs. Auburn was a biggie, plus Louisville thumping Miami), and every time I turned back Michigan had just scored. Just great - Penn State has to play them in October 14th.

Posted by: Bruce Cleaver at September 17, 2006 8:23 PM

Meanwhile, Jordan Scott's march to the payton continued:

Posted by: oj at September 17, 2006 8:59 PM

Meanwhile, while USC does not cover against Nebraska, Bill Callahan is too timid to open up his own playbook:

Posted by: Brad S at September 17, 2006 10:55 PM

Brad S:

I'm not a Callahan-basher, but why didn't NU start passing once it was 21-3? It's not as if Southern Cal's secondary is impossible to burn. Keeping the ball away from their superhuman offense was an excellent idea, but they didn't adjust when they needed to.

Shoot, I keep thinking what might've happened if just one or two things had gone differently. I think every game from here on out is winnable, and if they had somehow pulled this off...

Posted by: Matt Murphy at September 18, 2006 12:37 AM


Any clash of loyalties there, or is it Colgate all the way?

I hope The Wife doesn't stop talking to you before this game, or anything.

Posted by: Matt Murphy at September 18, 2006 12:44 AM
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