Saturday, November 20, 2010
Michigan's special teams woes continue
By Adam Rittenberg
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan's defense has taken the brunt of the criticism this fall, but the Wolverines' special teams woes have been just as damaging.
The Wolverines got nothing out of an impressive drive early in the second quarter as Seth Broekhuizen missed a 30-yard field goal. Michigan ranks last in the Big Ten in field goals, converting just 4 of 13 attempts this season. Against a super efficient team like Wisconsin, the Wolverines can't waste opportunities like that one.
Michigan's defense is making enough plays to keep this one within range, although Wisconsin really hurt itself with a chop block penalty on second-and-goal. Badgers quarterback Scott Tolzien has been perfect so far, completing 9 of 9 passes for 133 yards, while his Michigan counterpart Denard Robinson has been more erratic on his throws.
The Badgers lead 10-0 and they're looking for more.