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Sunday, November 24, 2013
Helmet stickers: Week 13

By Chantel Jennings

It should probably come as no surprise that all three helmet stickers are going to defensive players after Michigan’s 24-21 loss at Iowa. What’s the opposite of a helmet sticker? Because I’ll make sure to just give that to the entire offense.

DL Brennen Beyer: The junior set the tone for the defense early by intercepting Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock on the first play of the game. His pick six gave the Wolverines a 7-0 lead and a ton of momentum. Beyer has been productive for the Wolverines on the defensive line after making the shift following the return of linebacker Jake Ryan.

DB Raymon Taylor: Not only did Taylor lead the team in tackles (nine), he also had a fumble recovery, an interception and a pass breakup. Taylor’s plays were opportunities for big momentum shifts, but unfortunately for the Wolverines, the offense was never able to really capitalize on his plays and timeliness.

CB Blake Countess: With his pick near the beginning of the second quarter, the redshirt sophomore now has sole possession of the Big Ten lead in interceptions this season (five). On the ensuing Michigan offensive possession, the Wolverines drove 28 yards and scored, pulling ahead of the Hawkeyes 14-7.