(UNLV) has got a good football team. UNLV had no real offensive threat in the recent loss to UCLA, but they were OK against Northern Illinois in the opener. Hughes also registered a tackle for loss when he stopped a running play in the backfield in the second half.
Blake Decker started at quarterback, but it doesn’t matter who’s taking snaps when the wide receivers can’t get open.
Sophomore goalkeeper Erika Johnson started the game for the Huskers and collected five saves in the first 58 minutes.
We both gave our takes on that question in this edition of “debate it”. “Ty did a real great job somehow, he swerved, he made a tackle miss, bounced off another, and was off to the races”.
U-M would force yet another punt by the Rebels and would strike quick on offense next time out. Jehu Chesson, Sione Houma and Isaac all scored touchdowns on the ground.
“Within the design of the play, you kind of have to pace yourself”, Isaac said. Rudock will have his best game in a Michigan uniform and Smith will break 200 yards this week.
“It was a fantastic run by Ty”, he said. “Then all of a sudden, and we didn’t want to push him, but we watched him a little bit and all of a sudden he’s running around”. “That was a key for us in the game”.
“It looked like it did in practice”, Isaac said. “It really feels good when you can get on the scoreboard and help your team win”. Decker and backup Kurt Palandech combined to complete 14 of 26 passes for 143 yards, with a touchdown and two interceptions.
Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh said that graduate QB Jake Rudock is “the best quarterback” on the roster.
As far as the UNLV Rebels go, they had a pretty poor performance last Saturday. “We can’t turn the ball over in games like this, and two of them are on me”.
I’m getting picky now, but there are two other things I would like to see Michigan improve upon.
“Obviously they’re a big physical defense up front”, UNLV coach Tony Sanchez said. One UNLV punt was returned, that went well.
But the Rebels were able to spoil the Wolverines’ coveted shutout early in the fourth quarter. Issac and Chesson however each have one touchdown run.
Devonte Boyd led the Rebels with three receptions for 65 yards and a touchdown.
Coming into Saturday, Michigan was 95 in the nation (out of 128 teams) in plays of 20 yards or more, and 112 in plays of at least 40 yards.
For the second week in a row, I’m spotlighting a defensive back in this spot.