South Carolina has expanded its leave over Michigan in the Outback Bowl with a 63-yard punt return for a touchdown by Ace Sanders. South Carolina leads, 14-3, with just more than three minutes left in the first half. Michigan’s only score came on a 39 field goal by Brendan Gibbons.
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Michigan looked flat offensively its first possession of the Outback Bowl but has come up with some points during the Wolverines’ second drive. Brendan Gibbons has made a 39-yard field goal for the Wolverines, but South Carolina continues to lead, 7-3, in the first quarter of the Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. Michigan quarterback … Continue Reading →
South Carolina got the ball first in the Outback Bowl, and the Gamecocks took quick advantage. The Gamecocks lead, 7-0, after Connor Shaw threw a 56-yard touchdown pass to Damiere Byrd for the score. They needed three plays for the scoring drive.
Michigan is making final preparations for its Outback Bowl today at Raymond James to face South Carolina on a bright, sunny New Year’s Day afternoon. The player to watch both for sentimental and game reasons will be senior Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson, who will be playing his final game. Michigan coach Brady Hoke has said … Continue Reading →
Devin Gardner gets the start at quarterback for Michigan today in the last game of Denard Robinson’s college career. The Outback Bowl against South Carolina, from here in Tampa, Fla., has a 1 p.m. kickoff. Gardner played well near season’s end for Michigan while Robinson was recovering from an injury to his right elbow. For … Continue Reading →
Michigan senior defensive lineman Craig Roh will make his 51st career start on Tuesday in the Outback Bowl, his final game for the Wolverines. With that start, Roh will set a program record, edging former offensive lineman Jon Jansen, who made 50 starts. “Keeping yourself healthy, taking care of yourself is part of it,” Michigan … Continue Reading →
There were 1,400 in attendance Michigan’s annual football bust held Monday at the Laural Manor in Livonia. The seniors receive their “M” rings from coach Brady Hoke and make speeches, and then awards are presented. The only bit of news was Hoke mentioning that Nathan Brink will not use his final season of eligibility because … Continue Reading →
It was a tale of two offensive halves for Michigan. And the second half did in the Wolverines in the 109th meeting with Ohio State. The Ohio State Buckeyes finish the regular season unbeaten at 12-0 with a 26-21 victory over Michigan in Ohio Stadium on Saturday. It was Urban Meyer’s first year as OSU … Continue Reading →
Drew Basil has made his fourth field goal of the day, this time for 25 yards to give Ohio State a 26-21 lead over Michigan late in the fourth quarter. The drive was set up by a Devin Gardner fumble, giving Ohio State the ball at the U-M 10-yard line.
Michigan has had opportunities in the second half, but isn’t moving the ball against Ohio State. The Wolverines, who had 52 yards of offense in the third quarter, including a mere six yards rushing, just went three and out after recovering an Ohio State fumble. OSU quarterback, at the U-M 28-yard line, slipped and was … Continue Reading →