Today's Michigan vs. Minnesota game featured the second oldest rivalry in college football, the Battle for the Little Brown Jug.
Since it's inception in 1903, the "battle" has been one-sided, with Michigan dominating the series 66-22-3.
Today was no different.
The Wolverine defense, plagued all season by inconsistent play, gave up a total of 114 yards.
The offense, playing without quarterback Stephen Threet, amassed a staggering total of 435 yards.
Without the big ten's leading receiver in Eric Decker, Minnesota's Adam Weber finished 13-24, for 105 yards and one interception. Nick Sheridan finished a solid 18/30 for 209 yards and a touchdown for Michigan.
Michigan's offense featured a very balance attack (209 passing yards, 238 rushing), and the rushing attack featured seven different players with a carry.
For Michigan, this win comes at a very crucial point in the season. It releases some tension from the program, especially with the coaches and the players. And the game was definitely a huge confidence builder as well, this team played four quarters of solid football.
Minnesota falls to 7-3, but still has bowl eligibility and two more games to right the ship. But for today, Hail to the Victors.
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