On the field right after the game Jake Butt talked about how Colorado punched them in the face, but “we punched back harder.” Imagine that. Punching back. Sadly I feel like that’s a move we haven’t had around here for a long time. A few other notes from the game:
- I’ve held back judgement on Speight until I saw him under pressure. He got some Saturday and obviously had a few rough moments. I even think he got a few boos (or maybe they were McDooooms) from the crowd. He responded nicely by working with Butt on some higher percentage throws and seem to get more comfortable moving around and making plays. I’m optimistic.
- On Peppers:
- Defense: We already know he’s quick, but on defense he not only gets to the spot, he’s stops guys dead. He’s so strong for his size. Once he engages it’s over – the opponent is stopped cold.
- Punts: I can’t remember a better punt returner in the last few decades. As Sap pointed out, he sets up the blocks and just picks a spot and attacks- every time.
- Hype: I feel like this was the game where #5 truly lived up to all the love and all the hype. If I’m a rival fan I’m thinking that the Peppers hype was just typical Michigan fan over-hyping their next September Heisman winner. He’s legit no doubt.
- From Level 5:
GOAT watching – So Jeter, Jordan, Brady…who’s next? Gretzky?
Historical Notes via mgoblue:
- Michigan has combined for 159 total points over its first three games of the 2016 season — the most over that stretch in program history. The Wolverines have surpassed 100 o [sic] more points in the first three games of the season on 12 occasions since 1892. [Ed. Actually that’s incorrect. They scored 255 in 1902. H/T Alexa D. on Twitter.]
- Michigan’s two-touchdown comeback against Colorado represents the 14th time that U-M has overcome a deficit of 14 points or more — and the first since rallying from a similar 21-7 deficit at Connecticut in 2013. Michigan’s largest comeback victory followed a 21-point hole at Minnesota in 2003.
- Michigan scored two touchdowns off punts returns in a single game for just the second time in program history. Tom Hendricks and Ron Kramer previously achieved the feat against Michigan State on Nov. 13, 1954.
Mood Index: Knocked down a peg – to 90.
Uniforms: Not Uniform Timeline worthy, check out Jourdan Lewis with the white shoe laces ? I’m curious about the story on that one:
During pregame I spotted a few of the skill players with the Nike swoosh embossed on the thigh pads (which was on the model uniforms during the Nike uniform reveal).