U-M Traps Gophers. 1st Half Drives, Stats

In a creative first half featuring lots of wishbone option plays with Devin at QB and Denard on one of the wings, Fitz Toussaint's running, and Denard's passing ... U-M had their way, 38-0.

Michigan Possession #1

U-M took the touchback at the U-M 20.

Denard hit Jeremy Gallon for 8, then with Devin Gardner at QB and Denard in the wing Toussaint ran an option for -3, then Denard ran it 13 to the U-M 38.

On the next play Fitzgerald ran it 37 to the MINN 27.

On the 2nd play Denard ran it 18 to the MINN 3.

On the next play Vincent Smith waltzed in at the 11:25 mark.

Michigan 7, Minnesota 0

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Minnesota Possession #1

MINN took the touchback at the U-M 20.

MINN went 3 and out at the 9:55 mark.

Michigan Possession #2

Gallon took the 64 yard punt at the U-M 25.

On the first play Denard dropped it over the middle to Stephen Hopkins to the MINN 47. With Denard in the wing again Toussaint took a Devin pitch and ran it 15 to the MINN 32. On the next play Denard hit Junior Hemingway at the MINN 15.

ON 3rd down Denard ran it in at the 6:00 mark.

Michigan 14, Minnesota 0

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Minnesota Possession #2

MINN took the kickoff to the MINN 41.

MINN went 3 and out at the 4:40 mark.

Michigan Possession #3

Gallon took the punt at the U-M 15.

On the 1st play Denard hit Gallon on a screen for 11 to the U-M 26.

Denard hit Gallon for 9, then Smith ran it 10 to the U-M 45.

On 2nd down Devin pitched to Denard, tossed back to Devin, who ran 2. ON 3rd down Denard hit Hemingway for 12 to the MINN 38.

Devin in, runs 15 to the MINN 23.

On first down Denard hit Junior for 7.

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SECOND QUARTER

(U-M Possession #3 cont.)

On the next play Smith took the pitch and hit Drew Dileo all alone in the end zone at the 14:52 mark.

Michigan 21, Minnesota 0

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Minnesota Possession #3

MINN took the kickoff at the 12, flag back to the 6 yard line.

On 1st down MINN hit a pass to the MINN 18.

There the drive stalled at the 12:40 mark.

Michigan Possession #4

Gallon took the punt at the U-M 31.

On the 1st play Toussaint ran 24 to the MINN 46. Denard hit Hemingway for 8, then a flag took it to the MINN 32.

On 2nd down Denard did a throwback to VIncent Smith who ran it in for the TD at the 9:38 mark.

Michigan 28, Minnesota 0

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Minnesota Possession #4

MINN took the touchback at their 20.

MINn went 3 and out at the 8:18 mark.

Michigan Possession #5

Gallon took the 14 yard punt into the wind at the MINN 37.

After hold took it back to the MINN 47, a 1st down pass interference call took to the the MINN 32.

On the next play Shaw ran it to the MINN 14.

The drive stalled at the MINN 9, and Brendan Gibbons kicked a 25 yard field goal at the 5:07 mark.

Michigan 31, Minnesota 0

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Minnesota Possession #5

MINN took the kickoff at their 20.

A pass interference call on 2nd down took it to the MINN 37.

Two passes took it to the MINN 48.

On 3rd down MINN fumbled at the U-M 45 at the 3:07 mark.

Michigan Possession #6

Toussaint, then Hopkins ran to the MINN 43.

Smith, then Toussaint ran it to the MINN 31 at the 1:39 mark.

Denard his Dileo, then Denard ran to the MINN 18 at the :58 mark.

After 2 incompletions, on 3rd down dropped it over the middle to Kevin Koger for the TD at the :45 mark.

Michigan 38, Minnesota 0

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Minnesota Possession #6

MINN took the touchback at their 20.

End of half.

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Halftime Stats
U-M gained 384 yards, 170 passing and 214 rushing.
Denard ran for 51 (8.5 ypc) yards, and was 13-16 passing for 153 yards and 2 TDs.
Fitz Toussaint ran it 7 times for 85 yards (121 ypc).
Vincent Smith ran for a TD, caught a pass for one, and passed for one!
MINN gained 64 yards, 44 passing and 20 rushing.


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