Michigan Wolverines: Penn State

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April, 18, 2014
Apr 18
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Mario + Easter = Awesome.
  • Urban Meyer recently acknowledged that he knew, once safety Christian Bryant went down with an injury last year, that "there was a chance that we wouldn't be able to go play for a national title."

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April, 4, 2014
Apr 4
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Winter is coming ... but not soon enough.

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February, 28, 2014
Feb 28
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Nice hook, Marty.

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January, 31, 2014
Jan 31
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National Signing Day is just five days away, so this is now in my head. Don't judge me.

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January, 17, 2014
Jan 17
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I need my football fix. Someone should consider resurrecting the XFL ...

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January, 10, 2014
Jan 10
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Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars?

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December, 27, 2013
12/27/13
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Let the (B1G) games begin ...
  • Bo Pelini was all business as Nebraska arrived at its bowl site and said that "obviously, not everybody made the trip" -- although he wouldn't specify who.

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December, 20, 2013
12/20/13
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One light goes out, they all go out!

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December, 13, 2013
12/13/13
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The only thing scarier than Friday the 13th? Knowing there's nearly no football on Saturday the 14th ...
Recognizing the best and the brightest around the Big Ten during rivalry weekend:
  • Iowa LBs James Morris, Christian Kirksey and Anthony Hitchens: The Hawkeyes' starting linebackers have played huge roles in the team's turnaround this season, and they showed why on Black Friday against Nebraska. They combined for seven tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, two interceptions and two sacks. Morris recorded his fourth interception of the season, Kirksey led the team with 11 tackles (3 for loss), and Hitchens had his first career pick. The three seniors have combined for 10 takeaways this season.
  • Michigan State LB Denicos Allen: He led the Spartans' defensive effort with 13 tackles, including two tackles for loss and three quarterback hurries. He tracked down David Cobb from behind near the goal line to keep Minnesota out of the end zone early. Hat tips also go to Trae Waynes, who had his first two career interceptions, and Tyler Hoover, who forced a key fumble deep in the Spartans' red zone in the fourth quarter.
  • Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg: This was the best game of the season for the true freshman, as Wisconsin dared the Nittany Lions to pass. Hackenberg responded in a big way and finished 21-of-30 for 339 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. He played a nearly flawless first half and helped engineer a huge upset over No. 15 Wisconsin. There's no need to wait until Monday; it's pretty clear he's the Big Ten freshman of the week.
  • Ohio State RB Carlos Hyde: In a tight game where Braxton Miller attempted just 15 passes, Urban Meyer leaned heavily on Hyde -- and Hyde didn't disappoint. He carried 27 times for 226 yards (8.4 ypc) and a touchdown. Although his fumble led to a Michigan score, the Buckeyes never would've found themselves in the red zone so often without him. Twenty of his carries went for at least 5 yards, and 10 went for at least 10 yards. He ran consistently hard.
  • Northwestern QB Trevor Siemian and WR Christian Jones: It's difficult to pick one over the other since they formed such a dangerous combination on Saturday. Siemian threw for 414 yards -- surpassing his previous season high by 138 yards -- and added four touchdowns. Jones was the main beneficiary as he caught a career-high 13 catches for 182 yards. That nearly doubled his previous career high of 94 yards. It was definitely a game to remember for those two, as the Wildcats finally came away with a Big Ten win.
  • Indiana QB Tre Roberson: It was a good day for Big Ten quarterbacks, and Roberson continued the trend. He didn't exactly play a tough opponent (Purdue), but his performance on the stat sheet was the most impressive. He tossed six touchdowns to two interceptions. And he added 273 passing yards to a game-high 154 rushing yards. The Hoosiers' uptempo offense went through Roberson, and he made the most of it.

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November, 29, 2013
11/29/13
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Take your leftover turkey home, throw it in a pot, add some broth, a potato. Baby, you've got a stew going.

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November, 22, 2013
11/22/13
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Winter's cold is too much to handle.

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November, 8, 2013
11/08/13
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I can't get that "Light 'Em Up" song out of my head ... and I hate myself for it.

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October, 25, 2013
10/25/13
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A man should never have to give up his pet alligator.

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October, 11, 2013
10/11/13
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Bow ties are cool.

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