Michigan's Hemingway provides big boost

September, 5, 2009
9/05/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg


ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan's offense hasn't just turned the page on 2008. It slammed the book shut.

Freshman quarterback Tate Forcier has been nothing short of brilliant, and Michigan's students just showed their support for embattled head coach Rich Rodriguez by chanting his name with 3:17 left in the first half.

Foricer's favorite target has been sophomore wideout Junior Hemingway, who missed most of last season with mononucleosis and took a medical redshirt. Hemingway has four receptions for 91 yards and two touchdowns, including a 44-yarder from Forcier. It marks the first time a Michigan receiver has caught multiple touchdowns in a game since Adrian Arrington caught two in the 2008 Capital One Bowl.

Hemingway can clearly get behind the defense and provides the deep threat Michigan lacked last season.

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