Michigan, Michigan, Michigan... The Wolverines dropped another game, 38-36 to Purdue.
Michigan was up 24-10 at halftime. The Wolverines collapsed in the third quarter again,
allowing 21 points for the second week in a row. It was Purdue's first win at the Big House
since 1966. And the Wolverines are 1-5 since going undefeated in the first month. Ugh.
Next weekend's game against the Wisconsin Badgers might be Big Blue's last chance to
become bowl elidgible. Michigan's (5-5) remaining game after the Badgers is the showdown
against Ohio State. If A + B = C, it's not going to pretty. A. Penn State pummeled Michigan
35-10. And B. Ohio State beat up Penn State 24-7. Then C. doesn't look good.
On the other hand, the Cincinnati Bearcats squeaked out a 47-45 win over Connecticut
behind Sophomore QB Zach Collaros. Collaros threw for 480 yards, ran for 75 yards and
scored three touchdowns to lead the Bearcats. The 480 passing yards were the second
most in school history.
He's been sensational in his three starts in place of the injured Tony Pike - 79 of 89
for 1,100 yards with eight touchdown throws - that coach Brian Kelly has changed his
mind about automatically benching Collaros as soon as an Pike is ready to return.
The Bearcats let most of a 20-point lead slip away, forcing the Bearcats to grind it
out down the stretch. Collaros had a hand in three touchdowns -- he threw for one and
ran for two more. His 559 yards passing and running set a school record. Cincinnati
finished with a school-record 711 yards of offense.
No.4 Cincinnati remains undefeated (9-0) on the season and in the conversation for a
possible shot at the National Championship. And little by little the unthinkable is happening...
I'm becoming a Cincinnati Bearcats fan. Gasp!
But I'm still, begrudgingly, All In for Michigan Football!
ps. A little know fact... the design firm that I work for was responsible
for the UC Athletics logo redesign. Pretty cool, huh?