It’s truly the best/worst thing about college football: you can lose to one of the worst teams in the country one week, then go out and beat a resurgent Michigan team next week… with a little help, that is. However, Junior Hemingway’s near-catch on 2nd and goal with about 10 seconds left was exactly that: a near-catch. [pic via Guyism]
As you can see, the ball hit the ground as he was falling out of bounds, ergo, not a catch. However, Roy Roundtree is allowed to have beef with the zebras. [pic via SB Nation]
OK, so the officials weren’t the only reason why Michigan lost. Iowa outplayed Michigan when the Wolverines weren’t shooting themselves in the foot with poor decisions, horrible playcalling, and overthrowing wide open receivers downfield (but mostly the horrible playcalling).
With Michigan sitting at 7-2 and two of the toughest games on their schedule at the end of the season, it becomes even more important that they beat Illinois next weekend. Of course, if Ron Zook’s luck is anything like Kirk Ferentz’s, you might be reading something very similar next Saturday.