Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Top Michigan Performances vs. OSU

Michigan's 2007 offense is loaded with experienced talent at the skill positions including QB Chad Henne (Sr.), RB Mike Hart (Sr.), WR Mario Manningham (Jr.) and WR Adrian Arrington (Sr./Jr.). One or more of these players will need to step up and have a big game Saturday versus Ohio State for the Wolverines to have a chance to beat the Buckeyes. Following is a look back at some of the big time performances that were delivered by Wolverine players in prior contests with the rival Buckeyes:

Rushing Yards

  • 313, Tim Biakabutuka, 1995
  • 210, Jamie Morris, 1986
  • 165, Rob Lytle, 1976
  • 164, Jim Pace, 1957
  • 162, Ed Westfall, 1941
  • 154, Chris Perry, 2003

Rushing Attempts

  • 37, Tim Biakabutuka, 1995
  • 31, Chris Perry, 2003
  • 31, Anthony Thomas, 1999
  • 31, Butch Woolfolk, 1980

Receiving Yards

  • 172, Braylon Edwards, 2004
  • 160, Marquise Walker, 2001
  • 130, Braylon Edwards, 2003
  • 118, Tai Streets, 1998

Receptions

  • 15, Marquise Walker, 2001
  • 12, Brad Myers, 1958
  • 11, Braylon Edwards, 2004
  • 10, Braylon Edwards, 2002

Passing Yards

  • 375, Tom Brady, 1998
  • 328, Chad Henne, 2004
  • 303, Drew Henson, 2000
  • 278, John Navarre, 2003
  • 267, Chad Henne, 2006

Passing Completions

  • 31, Tom Brady, 1998
  • 27, Chad Henne, 2004
  • 25, Chad Henne, 2005
  • 24, Bob Ptacek, 1958
  • 23, John Navarre, 2002

As a review of the above reveals, QB Chad Henne's name already appears multiple times on the list. Hopefully, he can turn in another big performance this Saturday. As for Hart, Manningham, and Arrington, they are each capable of turning in a big performance that will go down in the record books. Big players have to play their best in the big games and a game does not get any bigger than the one being played this Saturday. None of the aforementioned players has been part of a Michigan team that has defeated Ohio State. (ed. note: Michigan's last win over OSU was in 2003). That legacy of futility vs. OSU can change this Saturday if they rise to the occasion and perform. Go Blue!

1 Comments:

At 9:14 PM, Blogger Romero said...

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