In what will forever be used as trivia fodder, Michigan sustained their longest drive in history on Saturday, a 6 play, 42-yard drive at the end of the first quarter that took over a hour and twenty minutes to complete. It was courtesy of a one-hour weather delay that lengthened a game that was already as stimulating as going to the dentist. The Wolverines maintained their perfect record against the MAC conference defeating Central Michigan 41-17 in a game that was eerily similar to last week's game against Vanderbilt. Modest, sometimes spectacular running and defense combined with a shaky, sometimes disturbing air attack. But the preseason is over now. It's time to unwrap the other 99 pages in the 100 page playbook. The next three weeks will put the Wolverines up against three teams that handed Michigan three of their five 2005 losses. None will mean more, and none will be bigger than this week's matchup against #2 Notre Dame.
The tailgate flourished as Fry-Daddy-Frank's Reuben Spring Rolls, Cajun Catfish, and various other "Sea" and "C"-food delights were packed on the tables, and not much was left when it was time for kickoff. In addition, we were able to have ourselves a middle-of-the-game tailgate, watching other game action via satellite during the weather delay.
Another tremendously successful week. We will take our momentum on the road next week to South Bend...lots to come in the next few days...but it's bedtime now.
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