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Michigan State 26, Michigan 20 (OT)
 
 
 

 

 
 

Oct. 3, 2009

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Michigan State Head Coach Mark Dantonio

Opening statement...
It was a very, very exciting day. I'm very, very happy for our football team and our players. I think we came out resilient today. We tried to gain back a little respect, maybe. But whatever it was, we captured it and our guys played extremely hard and were prepared. We tried to focus on the next play. I think that was critical in this game. We knew we needed to stop the run and I think we were able to do that early on in the game. Early in the game, how we responded to that first interception, we came back and got a good three-and-out and they kicked a field goal, and then a 17 or 18-play drive by our offense. We were constantly getting out of a hole, whether it was a penalty or something that happened to us. We got out of a hole and scored, and I thought that was huge in the game.

When you look at the first-half statistics, it was very lopsided and we needed to try and put this away a little earlier. We had some wasted opportunities, but give credit to Michigan. They continued to play and they came back and had a great effort in the fourth quarter.

I thought our quarterback situation played out very well. Kirk Cousins tweaked his ankle a little bit, so Keith [Nichol] played very well, I felt. We ran the football effectively. Defensively, you can't say enough about how our defense played. It got a little scary at the end of the game and we gave up the one big play. Credit Forcier on that last drive - just making plays, running around, and doing different things. But it was chaotic out there.

Larry Caper's run at the end of the game was huge. I'm extremely happy for our football team and I'm very proud of our team and how we represented and how we continued to play.

On where this ranks in terms of his career emotional victories...
I can tell you they are all emotional. I don't know that I've had an unemotional win. This certainly is one of the ones you point at and say, `Michigan-Michigan State' and sometimes it defines you. To me, it's a critical game. That's just the way it is. I've always pointed to certain games when I've been a head coach and I try to draw on the rivalries that are important to the people that played in the past.

So, emotionally, I was spent - I don't know about you guys.

On whose call it was to use Nichol more down the stretch with Cousins' injury...
It was [Cousins'] call, also it was the call of our offensive coaches as well. I asked if he could go and he felt good about it, so we went with it.

On the game-winning play and whether there was intent to center the ball for a field goal attempt...
Yeah, that is exactly what we were doing. We were just centering it up for (Brett) Swenson to kick it, he has been money from there, so that is what we were trying to do. Larry Caper makes an outstanding play and I think he broke a couple tackles. From where I saw, it was sort of a blur. You just sort of saw him shaking people loose and accelerating down the sideline and then it all broke loose.

What a way to win a football game. I can't think of too many times in my career that we have won or lost in overtime, we don't play that many. Very, very excited and I'm very happy for Larry because he had a tough time early in the game holding on to the football. Our players continue to grow and he is a young player. Again, this football game belongs to our players. By saying that, you write a little bit of history when you make plays in this game and he wrote a little history today.

On MSU's defensive play today...
You have to give Michigan credit, too. They have some players. They have some good guys on scholarship and they have a good football team. Forcier came out and made some big plays. I'm disappointed in the long play. It got chaotic on that last drive. Glad we won the football game and we went to overtime and collected ourselves. It was going to be important on how we collected ourselves and how we continued to play. The emotion, I felt, could have possibly gone to the other team. We had to recollect ourselves and I thought we did a good job of that.

On whether he had any `here we go again' thoughts...
No, absolutely not.

On what he said to refocus the team before overtime...
We're going to snatch it from them. We're going to snatch it from them when they thought they caught us, we are going to snatch it right back.

On the offensive time of possession...
I thought Coach Treadwell did an outstanding job. Combining and staying balanced with runs and passes. I know [Glenn] Winston scored on a second-and-long play on a run. It was a great run and well blocked. I thought things were laid out very well. We made some mistakes. We had some wasted opportunities and we're not happy about that. But, this is the game of football and it's not a perfect world out there as we all already know. So, guys responded.

Coach Treadwell did an outstanding job. Again, you go back and this game is about players. I was very happy both quarterbacks made plays. Cousins' run - don't know how far it was, but it was a long way and it shows what he can do with the ball in his hands. I thought Keith went in there and did a nice job. I thought our defense played well. I thought Chris Rucker played well. So, we did a lot of good things. I'm not sure how Greg [Jones] played, he probably had a lot of tackles. Possession time was key today and the ability to stop the run is always key in every football game. History shows that if you can run the ball more effectively in this game than the opposing team then you have a great chance to win it. We did something that hadn't been done in 42 years. Amazingly, but facts are facts, it hadn't been done for 42 years. We did something today that hadn't been done and when you do things like that, it has a way of defining you. I hope this is a defining moment for this football team and we can move ahead. I think that every season has a defining moment. Last year, it was after the Ohio State game - the Michigan game. The year before that, I thought it was the Purdue game and it defined that season.

Hopefully, we can move from here and respond. We are a 2-3 football team, but it's a good 2-3 right now.

On having two quarterbacks, two running backs and maybe needing someone to step forward...
Well, it seemed today that we can probably do it anyway we want to do it. So, I would say that both quarterbacks played well. We have a lot of good skill on this football team. When you have skill, you use what you have. I want to continue to say that it is critical to the development of this program to allow our players to grow. When the players played out on that field today in this atmosphere and this environment and are successful and tailback, quarterback, tight end, wide receiver or whatever the position is at a young age, it makes them greater players in the future and that is what we want to do.

On what it means for recruiting when a player from Battle Creek scores the winning touchdown against Michigan...
Well, hopefully it continues to make it stronger. We work hard at recruiting just like everybody else, in state and out of state. I think it's a good thing. But, these are about relationships sometimes, so it goes more in what have done in building those relationships.

On whether it was more fun to win in overtime than by a score of 20-6..
No. No, I don't think so.

Michigan State Defensive Coordinator Pat Narduzzi

Opening Statement...
It was a heck of a game and I hope you guys enjoyed that thriller. I have to give our kids credit because they went out and made plays today and it was nothing to do with the coaches. The kids played hard, they were jacked up before that game and came out and played with a lot of enthusiasm. I just love those kids to death.

On how they pulled the win off...
Well half of it was Coach Treadwell keeping posession for however long he did - I don't know what the time of posession was, but it helps when your offense is on the field all day. I have to give credit to Coach Treadwell - he had them running the ball for 197 yards and running it down their throats pretty good. And again when the defense was on the field, they looked pretty good.

On how the defense prepared for the game...
It just like we did every other game. We played base defense and we played good and we made plays. We played with enthusiasm and that's what happens when you play together.

On how it feels to win this one...
It feels pretty good.

On how he challenged his players this past week in practice...
I haven't challenged them anymore than we usually do. You have just go back and stay positive with the kids. I went back and watched all the big plays we gave up against Central Michigan a couple weeks again and what would I do different? Nothing. We have to make plays and the kids went out and made plays today and that's what it comes down to.

On the last eight minutes of the game...
It was difficult, and things are going to happen and you have to give them credit. They put number five [Tate Forcier] in there and he makes things happen because he is a heck of a football player. He makes things happen - when he scrambles around we thought we had a sack a couple of times and all the sudden he's gone and throwing the ball. So you have to give them credit, he's a football player and a great quarterback.

Michigan State Offensive Coordinator Don Treadwell

Opening Statement...
Offensively, we have to give credit to Coach Dantonio for getting us all ready for this game. We have been fortunate in this game to have a couple guys on the staff, Coach Dan Enos and Coach Harlon Barnett. I am just here to tell you guys that they carried us through the week and with the meaning and significance of this game. We have some young guys playing, as you know, and when I look back and think about some of the things that just helped us to keep moving forward, it was those guys. Those guys have helped us draw closer and a team and really understand what this game is all about. I just wanted to share that with you guys because they are both former captains here with the Spartans.

On the team's running game...
One of our goals was to come into this game and run the football. We were going to find a way, and if there's such a thing as over doing it, that's ok because there were some of those down and distances we were going to run the football, challenge those guys up front, and have those backs run hard. I believe that we did that today, and as Pat [Narduzzi] mentioned, the time of position today was something that you don't really realize in the game, but is a big factor. Coach Dantonio often talks about time of position. As always, there will be some things week-to-week that we go back and look at, and number one is coaching. Our goal is always to put our games in the right position to makes some plays. Like Pat [Narduzzi] said, they were playing some base defense and we were calling some base offensive plays. When you get guys that are running hard all you need is a crease. You saw Glenn [Winston] take off once and obviously you saw Larry [Caper] finish it. If I'm not mistaken, other than the field goals, all of our touchdowns were rushing touchdowns today.

On having the ball offensively for approximately 40 minutes today...
I don't know if it was the first or second drive where we just had to keep overcoming adversity, and that was so critical. When we are in rhythm, usually that's when we are hitting on all cylinders and moving the ball down the field. We will sprinkle some things in here and there, but certainly the mindset was to do that and we wanted to come out and be a physical ball club that was going to run the football. We usually talk about being balanced, but we are never disappointed if we end up running the ball more than throwing it.

On the playing time of the quarterbacks...
I think that's a little bit more one for Coach [Dave] Warner, the quarterbacks coach. Coach Dantonio had made mention that we were going to start Kirk Cousins, and from there he said to Coach Warner `When the time is right within a series, let's get Keith in the game and moving around and let him do what he does best. So that was a little bit more of Coach Warner just getting a feel for it - and of course as the game unfolded, Cousins was hobbling a little bit at times. [Our quarterback situation] was obviously a good problem to have, to have another quarterback that is very capable to come in and move the team.

On how big of a factor sophomore quarterback Kirk Cousins' injury was in putting red-shirt sophomore Keith Nichol in...
I don't think that really was a major factor, because we were going to do that anyhow. It was just a matter of when, and that was a little bit more of Coach Warner's decision this game.

On whether they will look to carry over the way the offense played today to next weekend...
Absolutely, because that is something you build on. Those are character things - that you keep moving forward and growing stronger because of. We just practice. Again, I will follow what Coach Dantonio says we talk about - one play at a time. I think we need to do those kind of things and to be locked into just the next play.

Michigan Head Coach Rich Rodriguez

On the comeback at the end of regulation...
I'm proud of the guys, they kept battling for sixty minutes and then a little more into overtime. We just didn't execute. We have to do a better job as coaches, make a few more plays and not put ourselves in that situation. It's a loss.

On Tate Forcier making plays but throwing the interception in overtime...
He was just a little bit tired. You're going to get tired running around out there and making plays like he did. He made a few plays at the end. Sometimes the youth helps you sometimes it hurts you but I'm really proud of the way Tate battled. He made a few big plays at the end there. We never got into rhythm the whole game but at least we hung around long enough to have a chance.

On the defense not being able to get off the field...
The disappointing part is that we played good defense for a while but it was the third downs that killed us. It was third and longs, a lot of third and longs cost us. I don't know how many times the quarterback scrambled and got first downs and that's very frustrating when you play two good snaps and the third snap they get a big first down. They really controlled the game and never allowed our offense to get into a rhythm. They battled and we battled and we just didn't make plays when we had to.

On the Michigan rushing game...
We couldn't run the ball. Some of it was that we couldn't get into a rhythm. We didn't have the ball and when we did they kept us to three and outs. I'll have to watch the film and see where our blocking was.

On the fake punt...
He was supposed to kick it. It was a read and Zoltan [Mesko], who has made that decision very, very well a number of times, thought he saw a crease. Our defense did a good job and held them to three, that wasn't the turning point in the game.

On not getting into a rhythm on offense...
Some was them, some was us. I'll have to watch the film and figure that out.

On Tate Forcier's shoulder...
He was a little sore beforehand. I think he got a little sore at times throughout the game. But again, I think it's hard to stay warmed up when you're not on the field. I was proud of him.

On the decision to play quarterback Denard Robinson to start the fourth quarter...
We were running some plays with Denard. He's part of our offense. We were trying to get a little spark going but we couldn't get any spark going offensively. It's disappointing, but as coaches we have to figure out how we can jump start our guys when you get a game like this when you aren't on the field very much.

On if he has to live with Forcier making mistakes because he's trying to make plays...
No, no, he has his coachable moments. Tate's a very conscientious guy- he'll learn from this. I mean, he's a true freshman and to have a true freshman out there competing the way that he did is pretty remarkable.He'll keep growing and getting better from this day.

On his impressions of Spartan Stadium...
It seemed like the crowd was into it. The field was 120 yards long, 53 and a third wide, grass was in good shape. The grounds crew did a nice job.

On the effect of the weather in today's loss...
There were a few spurts of rain. It seemed like in the fourth quarter it rained a little harder and we might have had a few snaps where the ball was wet. But I felt that the rain held off pretty well.

On losing two years in a row to Michigan State...
Last year is last year. I mean, what are you going to do about that? There's no do-overs for last year. We're disappointed because we lost this year. This year's team is different from last year's, and next year's team will be different. This one hurts hurts, and is going to hurt and its going to hurt everybody in our program for twenty-four hours, as I told the team. After that we've got to move on and we've got a big Saturday night game next weekend.

On the decision to play red-shirt freshman wide receiver Roy Roundtree in the late part of the game...
We were getting some faster guys out there with some four-receiver sets. We knew we were going to throw the ball and Roy is a pretty good route runner and made a big catch at the end.

On the time of possession difference between his team (20:14) and Michigan State (39:46)...
The time of possession...that is frustrating. It's just not getting off the field defensively and not staying on the field offensively. I've always said we've got to make the other team play some defense, and in the first half they didn't have to play any defense. They did, but they didn't have to play for extended periods of time because we weren't getting first downs and we weren't stopping them.

On the length of Michigan State's second drive in the first quarter of more than ten minutes...
It certainly ate up the whole first quarter and didn't allow us to get any rhythm offensively. But the game still came down to overtime, so I'm not going to say that determined the outcome of the game. It certainly allowed them to get into a little rhythm offensively and didn't allow us to.

On going into overtime with momentum...
We felt great. We went into overtime and we got a reprieve, we got another chance. We just didn't execute in overtime and they did.

Michigan State Senior Wide Receiver Blair White
On playing this important game in the rain...
I think it could not have come out at a better time, right when they were driving. But they have good players too, and number five [Tate Forcier] took their guys right down the field in that rain, so you have to give credit to them.

On MSU's quarterback situation...
They both did great. Obviously, we got a win against Michigan, and I think that's where you start. To be honest with you, I don't really see who is in the game when. I just go out there and so, as far as evaluating guys, I couldn't tell you who played better. I know Kirk's a little banged up and I think he's got a little tweaked ankle but that's what comes with playing college football and playing against Michigan.

On what the emotion was like on the field when Larry Caper scored the winning touchdown...
Its probably one of the greatest things I felt in my life. We should have had a victory earlier, on the offensive side of the ball. We could have made it 27-6 at one point. We had a bunch of opportunities but just to get a win against these guys in any way is huge for us.

Michigan State Redshirt Sophomore Quarterback Keith Nichol

On what it means to contribute to a win like this...
It means everything. It's a dream that you have when you are a little kid - it's what I dreamed of. I think the game lives up to the hype of Michigan vs. Michigan State. This win came at a great time. We needed it real bad, and these guys played through all the adversity that they faced throughout the entire game. I'm really proud of everybody and I love my teammates and Kirk [Cousins] played a great game. As far as kind of going back and forth with him in the game, I really felt that we came out as a tandem. I really felt like that the whole time. People try and make it a competition, but I'm done with the competition stuff because its just down to that we're winning games together. He played a great game and I don't care what the turnover margin was or whatever it was, but he played his butt off and came in there and we came out with the win. It's a great feeling right now.

On whether it was scripted when he was going to get into the game...
There's one thing that's for certain about football - nothing goes as scripted. I think they even planned on me getting in there a little earlier. They knew they were going to put me in there kind of randomly through plays and through series and I didn't know when it was going to come and I was prepared at any time. Coach D made the call every time with Coach Treadwell. I can't even think straight right now. I'm excited about the win and I couldn't even tell you what went on the rest of the game until that last play.

On his and Kirk Cousins' relationship five games into the season...
I think it is stronger than its ever been. I went up to him before the game, before we were walking over here and I said this is going take both of us and I don't care whose in there. We just need to come out with a win. You do your thing and I'm going to do mine and we're going to come out with a win. I don't care, give it all you have every play. I mean, we're together. This competition is over, we're a tandem, we're a team. We play for each other, we play for each other's families. This is a family to a core, to a T. It starts at the top with Coach Dantonio, we play for each other.

Michigan State Junior Tight End Charlie Gantt
On what this win feels like...
Unbelievable. I was kind of nervous when they were coming back. It felt like previous years. Honestly, we had the set goal of the game that we were going to win. And we came out for 60 minutes and played our butts off and [Chris L.] Rucker made a good play at the end with the interception that gave us the option to kick a field goal or punch it in. And Larry [Caper] made a great run. That's history.

On the tight ends setting the physical tone of the game...
They came ready to play today. We were knocking them back. They had a good D-line front but I just felt like the O-line really stepped up today and brought it to them.

On what went through his mind during the first touchdown drive in the first quarter...
I was just trying to catch my breath. It took ten minutes off the clock and we had five penalties that drive for fifty yards and we still scored. That shows something about the offense, that we're really pushing to get that ball in the end zone.

Michigan State Sophomore Wide Receiver Keshawn Martin

On preparing for the physical play of this game...
Coach Treadwell just told us to be physical and toughen the running game. Especially for Michigan, you are going to come and out and be physical. We talked about that a lot.

On what it means to him to beat Michigan for the second consecutive time ...
It feels good. I haven't lost to them yet so we're going to keep it to 3-0 next year. I don't want to make a guarantee but I think we'll come out strong every game.

On Michigan's drive at the end of the fourth quarter...
I was thinking that we needed to stop it. After they scored, we just need to go get it in over time. We need to keep playing hard, keep fighting and we can pull it off.

Michigan State Senior Center Joel Nitchman
On how they kept it together during the Michigan's drive to tie the game...
We talked all week about persevering. And especially during that time, we just had to persevere through this. That's what we were telling everybody. We knew we were playing hard, we had some penalties but it was because guys were playing hard. And so, we just got the points and kept going.

On covering 130 yards on one drive...
It was a fun drive. We were physical. We were throwing the ball, it felt good.

On if the last play saved the season...
I think it was the combination of the whole game. Everybody played so hard and then that last play was just incredible. Definitely incredible.

Michigan State Sophomore Running Back Glenn Winston
On today's win...
It was intense. We came out to win it, so I doesn't matter how it ended.

On overcoming his adversities to be where he is now...
It feels good. It feels good to be back with football and school.

On Coach Dantonio sticking with him...
I think he's a good guy for sticking by me. I brought a whole lot of negative attention, but I just say he's a real good guy.

On his emotions after a win like today's...
We just beat Michigan. That sums it up right there. This just set the tone for the rest of the year now.

On how important he thought his TD to make the score 20-6 was...
I didn't think the game was over until it was really over. After that touchdown, it doesn't mean we should let up.

On the team's mindset after Michigan came back to tie the game...
It was the same mindset we had when we came into the game: beat Michigan.

On the fumbled pitch in overtime...
The ball was a little slippery.

On beating Michigan back-to-back for the first time in forty-two years...
I guess it feels good. We beat Michigan.

On the winning play...
That run was fantastic by the way. It felt good, we beat Michigan.

On his running style and its evolution...
They do tell me [to tone it down]. Sometimes I do miss a couple holes because I am looking for a lot of contact, but that's one thing I've got to work on.

On what this win means for the team and for the season...
I think this will give us good motivation for next week when we go down to Illinois.

Michigan State Junior Linebacker Greg Jones

On his experience with dramatic finishes ...
I think the closest thing is Iowa, a year ago, it was amazing. I think from where we were before the game today, just beyond it being Michigan, we needed this game for our season, too. The guys never put their head s down and we needed that. God never let us put our heads down, and we needed that.

On the rain causing problems for footing on the last couple of drives...
It caused problems for both teams, because they were dropping the ball and slipping and sliding too. It evened out.

How MSU was able to contain Michigan's rushing attack...
It was a team defense, every time they snapped the ball our guys were flying to it every time.

On how happy the team was for Chris Rucker to get the interception at the end...
We are so happy for Ruck and all the defensive backs. They did everything they could to win this game

On Larry Caper's escape from defenders on the last play of the game...
Like you said, it got a little slippery out there, and he was able to slip away a little bit. We weren't that surprised, we knew he might wiggle away, but we saved time, and we did what we do best when we play together.

Michigan State Freshman Running Back Larry Caper

On the last play ...
First of all, it was a team effort - linemen, quarterbacks, everybody. We faced a lot of adversity coming in and going into overtime

On whether it was MSU's plan to go to the outside, or it was to stay in the middle and set up a field goal on the game-winning play ...
It's a zone play, whatever the running back feels cut back, outside, it's whatever you feel. If you can score, you score.

On what was going through his head on the last play...
The score, when you see the end zone open like that and nobody playing there it's the score.

On the rotation of running backs ...
The running back corps in general - we know that if we get the chance to carry the ball, we need to make sure we take care of the opportunities we get. It's a team effort, and we do what we have to do to help the team.

On whether he knew he'd be playing the series in overtime ...
No, we just stand by the coach and wait for him to put us in.

On beating Michigan in consecutive games for the first time in 42 seasons ...
Forty-two years, we're a team that goes down in history. We know that and we're going to celebrate.

On his pair of fumbles ...
The coach just told me to forget about it and he would give me more carries. When he told me that I just made sure I had the right mindset.

Michigan State Junior Linebacker Eric Gordon

On the team's mindset for the game ...
We were just pumped and ready to go, it was a huge game for us. All week we had hard-nosed practices, and you play like you practice so that's just how we came out

On how the older players helped the younger players...
The older you get, you know the defense better and you have more of a leadership role. When they came back and it was 20-20 all of the varsity older guys were telling everyone "We've got this - we've got this and don't quit".

On stopping Michigan's running game ...
We were so focused making adjustments and coaches were telling us what they are running. Our rushing defense did an amazing job. Really, our number-one thing is to stop the run and that's what we did.

On how rain affected today's game ...
Rain is a different thing, like the Florida Atlantic game from last year, you kind of have to slow down - it gets a little slippery out there.

Michigan State Senior Tackle Rocco Cironi

On whether good running backs make an offensive lineman's job easier ...
It makes it a lot easier to know that if we don't get a block and there's a guy free, that those guys can roll the shoulder right over them and we don't have to worry about it. Those guys ran extremely hard today. Larry [Caper] did a heck of a job keeping the speed there at the end and getting in the end zone

On watching Caper's game-winning run ...
I was getting up off the ground as soon as he made contact with the first person, then I saw him break it and I knew we were going to get the first down. Then I saw the second guy and he broke that, and I just lost it.

On MSU's extended first-quarter drive ...
I was exhausted, that was probably the hardest thing I've ever done in football. Ten minutes on a drive like that - where we get a big play and then the next play we go backwards and have to make up those yards and then go backwards again. But, it was nice pounding them for that amount of time. You could see they were getting tired, they were subbing guys in and out - even the guys coming off the sidelines were tired. It made us feel real good that we're standing there and pounding them and just moving the ball, knowing that they couldn't do anything about it.

On what was going through his head when Caper got into¬ the end zone...
I was thankful it was over because I was exhausted. I was proud of the way we played today, we played hard and we battled. That was a hell of a way to end the game.

Michigan Senior Defensive End Brandon Graham

On Michigan State's personal fouls...
It was a good game. It was a dog fight. It was hard.. They look up to this game just like we look up to this game. I think both teams did a good job.

On not being able to get on the field, the first half ...
It was frustrating, but we knew we had a long game. We knew it was going to be a close game because we weren't going to stop fighting and that's exactly what we did. And I thought that Michigan State came out with a game plan. They came out and did it.

On big plays, such as the hit on MSU WR Glenn Winston...
I knew I had to step it up. I am supposed to be a leader out there so I have to make big-time plays. We go out there and we fight. That was a critical stop and I'm happy I got to do it."

On how it feels to lose to Michigan State...
It hurt to lose, period - but especially to State. They won the game and that's all I could really say about that. It hurts, but it just drives us to go out there and work hard for next week.

Michigan Sophomore Tight End Kevin Koger

On the game as a whole ...
It's disappointing. They played a great game, and we didn't play how we expected to play. We lost, that's all I can say, and we just have to rebound.

On how it felt to tie it up and then lose in overtime ...
We always thought we were in the game, we never thought we were out of it. It was a let down, but the defense played great all day. You can't blame anyone right now, everyone played the best that they could.

On having only three possessions in the first half ...
We wanted to get out there and show them what we can do, but the Michigan State defense did a great job of keeping us off the field.

On adjusting to the first road game of the year ...
It was a hostile environment, but I think we handled it pretty well. The score didn't show that but we'll see what happens next week.

On back-to-back losses to Michigan State ...
We are just going to go home and see what we did wrong. The student body has been behind us all this time, so it shouldn't be a problem for us.

Michigan Senior Running Back Brandon Minor

On why it took so long to click offensively ...
I would have to go back and watch film to know why. I know I made a couple mistakes out there that we didn't need today.

On Forcier's play on the last drive ...
He showed a lot of heart and character, especially being a freshman. I told him to keep his head up; we still have the rest of the season to go. I don't think he blamed himself of that last play, but I know he felt bad about it.

 

 

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