Does anyone remember what winning feels like? For Michigan fans, it seems like it goes back to the days of Bo and Lloyd for some good news.
WHAT IS THIS WINNING THING WHY AM I SMILING WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?— Scott Bell (@sbell021) November 17, 2013
It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears, but Michigan is back on the winning side of things. After shooting themselves in the foot over and over again on the road at Penn State weeks ago and falling in overtime, Michigan showed a lot of grit with it's latest victory.
BALL GAME. [Exhale.]— Michigan Football (@umichfootball) November 17, 2013
Final (3 OT): Michigan 27 - Northwestern 19 pic.twitter.com/QjMKlQDoh6— Michigan Football (@umichfootball) November 17, 2013
The best part about last week was seeing Michigan run the ball effectively.
Say it with me: POSITIVE YARDAGE! POSITIVE YARDAGE!
It's a bit of a relief and makes one feel like George Costanza's father on Seinfeld:
The coming out party for Derrick Green and De'Veon Smith was a welcome sight for the running game. As tough as Fitz can be, the fact is that he isn't getting the job done this season. That could be the fault of the offensive line but at the end of the day, Fitz can't pass protect and the time for change was long overdue.
Green and Smith carried the load for the Wolverines and put forth a pretty solid performance.
On to the next one...
*MICHIGAN @ IOWA NOON EST. TV - BTN *
Michigan will play at Iowa next week on BTN at Noon EST/11 a.m. CST. #GoBlue— Michigan Football (@umichfootball) November 17, 2013
Michigan will head back out on the road for it's last road game for the 2013 season. The Wolverines will play an underwhelming Iowa team but the home-field advantage is still a tough task.
Iowa is never a place that's easy to walk away with a win because of how good the coaching is.
Michigan will have to play smart and sound football. The rushing game will need to be involved and the usage of Green and Smith shouldn't be marginalized for the sake of seniority aka Fitz.
Michigan needs to have some momentum going into it's rivalry showdown with Ohio in a couple of weeks and it's crucial for Team 134 to keep the ball rolling.
SF BAT KID
Before you tune into the solid slate of games this Saturday, take a minute and look at the worldwide sensation that is SF Bat Kid.
ICYMI: Batkid saved the day today " http://t.co/dkWe48TJMm— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 16, 2013
If you have or haven't seen the adorable child, it's watching time and time again.
Sleep well #SFbatkid, but keep your eyes to the sky, good chance we all may need you again.— Jim Abbott (@jabbottum31) November 16, 2013
WEEK 13 SEE-IT-TO-BELIEVE-IT
If you need a new t-shirt to wear for College Football Saturdays, we've got something to put on your holiday shopping list.
#13 MICHIGAN STATE @ NORTHWESTERN 12:00 P.M. EST. TV - ESPN
Michigan State has all but locked up a trip to Indianapolis to face off against Ohio State for the Big Ten Championship. If MSU can win this game, it will become official.
This may be just the kind of game you flip over to when the Wolverines are on commercial or you may have it set up to play on your iPad. Either way, the Spartans are here to stay.
College football is so awesome. Michigan State beat Nebraska and turned the locker room into a club. Watch this: http://t.co/BF2FHt5d7E— Pete Roussel (@coachingsearch) November 19, 2013
#12 TEXAS A&M @ #22 LSU 3:30 P.M. EST. TV - CBS
This game could make or break moment to take home the Heisman for a second straight season.
If Johnny Football didn't have such a rough summer across national headlines, he would be running away with his second straight Heisman Trophy. The voters didn't love all of the attention that Manziel got from the Heisman last year and it may sway some voters elsewhere.
Updated Heisman odds via Bovada (Manziel closing fast): Winston 4/11, Manziel 5/2, McCarron 13/2, Petty 10/1.— Adam Kramer (@KegsnEggs) November 18, 2013
Top 5 QBR this season: 1. Mariota - 93.0 2. Winston - 92.9 3. Petty - 91.8 4. Manziel - 89.6 5. Mettenberger - 88.2— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) November 18, 2013
Simply put, Manziel is the best player in college football and out of this world.
Speaking of out of this world...
#19 WISCONSIN @ #25 MINNESOTA 3:30 P.M. EST. TV - ESPN
To better deal with his epilepsy, Jerry Kill traded the sideline for the coaching booth on game days. http://t.co/dFLXGA3Fq6— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) November 20, 2013
#17 ARIZONA STATE @ #14 UCLA 7:00 P.M. EST. TV - FOX
ICYMI: UCLA S Stan McKay proposed to his girlfriend following Bruins win. Thankfully she said "yes" " http://t.co/rjFTEPtbJz— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 16, 2013
#8 MISSOURI @ #24 OLE MISS 7:45 P.M. EST. TV - ESPN
With Missouri needing to win out to claim the SEC East, the Tigers face a tough challenge this week against Ole Miss. http://t.co/mHcXmifwso— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) November 21, 2013
FINALLY! After 7 years I get to do a Taste of the Town in Oxford,MS this weekend at the Missouri-Ole Miss game. 1 of my fave college towns!— Todd Blackledge (@Todd_Blackledge) November 18, 2013
#4 BAYLOR @ #10 OKLAHOMA STATE 8:00 P.M. EST. TV - ABC
'College Gameday' is on campus for the game that may be first to score 50 wins. *
GameDay previously came to Stillwater in 2004, 2008 and 2010, all for Bedlam games. #okstate— Kelly Hines (@KellyHinesTW) November 17, 2013
Baylor has not beaten Oklahoma State in Stillwater since 1939! #BAYvsOKST— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) November 18, 2013
Baylor survived a first-half scare against Texas Tech last week and kept on trucking. Baylor is rolling and riding high into a primetime game that could push them up in the BCS standings.
Things couldn't get much better for the Baylor Coach these days.