|1-10||Shotgun split slot right||Smith||Zone read dive||5||Robinson, Shaw, Schilling||-|
|1-10||Shotgun split slot left||Smith||Zone read stretch||5||Robinson, Shaw, Molk, Omameh||Schilling|
|1-10||Shotgun split slot right||Shaw||Zone read stretch||11||Schilling (2), Lewan||Molk|
|1-10||Shotgun slot right||Robinson||QB power right||9||Molk, Omameh||-|
|2-1||Shotgun slot left||Shaw||HB dive||3||Lewan, Schilling||-|
|1-G||Shotgun ace||Shaw||HB dive||2||Omameh, Schilling||Schilling|
|2-G||Shotgun ace||Robinson||QB blast||2-TD||Koger, Dorrestein||-|
1st and 10: Right read by Denard, and Mike Shaw is the lead blocker up the middle here. He gives the read end a shove, and that coupled with Schilling sealing off the slanting DT gives Smith a relatively easy 5 yards.
1st and 10: Again, correct read to handoff by Denard. Shaw sticks a linebacker in the hole, and Molk and Omameh seal the middle linebacker and playside DT, respectively. The backside DT, however, has slanted toward the play and gotten away from Schilling. He makes a shoestring tackle on Smith, saving a huge gain and possibly a touchdown.
1st and 10: No yay/nay here on the read, as the "read" end isn't completely unblocked anyway. Schilling doesn't exactly "block" the playside DT, but he puts a hand on him and runs him off enough while Lewan latches onto the playside DE and turns him inside out, providing a lane for Shaw to run through...once he sheds the tackle of the linebacker that Molk missed. Schilling gets an extra yay for having the instincts to give Shaw a not-so-subtle shove that picks up an extra 5 yards.
1st and 10: Omameh pulls around and gives a linebacker a big shove. This combined with Molk doing the same upfield to another linebacker gives Denard plenty of space.
2nd and 1: Straight dive play, no read. Schilling and Lewan smash the DT here, plenty of room again for the ball carrier.
1st and goal: Yes, I'm plussing and minusing Schilling on the same play. Omameh gets a perfect seal on one DT, and while Schilling gets a good push on the other, he doesn't contain him. A good enough block to pick up a couple yards, but it could've been better. Nitpicky?
2nd and goal: Dorrestein does a good job mashing (...kind of holding) the playside DE inside, and when Denard bounces outside Koger gets enough of the safety so Denard can zip in untouched.
|2-1||Shotgun 4 WR||Robinson||QB draw||24||Hopkins, Dorrestein, Omameh, Stonum, Grady||-|
|2-2||Shotgun 4 Wr trips right||Hopkins||Zone read dive||0||Robinson||-|
|3-2||Shotgun ace||Robinson||QB off tackle left||47-TD||Lewan, Dorrestein, Webb, Stonum, Robinson (3)||Schilling|
2nd and 1: Stephen Hopkins in and serves as lead blocker. Dorrestein gets away with another could-be-hold, but it works. Omameh drives the DT backward, and once Denard zips through as a result of Hopkins hitting the linebacker, he's able to bounce to the outside and pick up an extra 15 or so because of downfield blocks from Grady and Stonum.
2nd and 2: I suppose this is the right read. The end does end up right in Denard's face, so I guess he makes the right decision to hand off...it's just that BG sends a blitzer as well, and this play goes nowhere.
3rd and 2: Schilling gets leveraged backward by the playside DT, which makes Denard take a wider approach (might've actually been beneficial). Lewan mashes the DE inside, and from here Denard ninjas his way from contained on the sideline to past the sideline and back to the middle of the field, where he's goooone. Dorrestein, Webb and Stonum provide cover downfield. I'm a bit murky when it comes to giving out pluses and minuses to actual ball carriers (aside from fumbles and zone read decisions), but this is just too good for Denard to not get rewarded.
|1-10||Shotgun split slot left||Robinson||QB draw||47||Smith, Molk, Omameh, Schilling, Odoms, Grady||-|
|1-10||Shotgun split slot right||Gardner||Zone read keeper||1||Gardner||Gardner, Odoms|
|1-10||Shotgun split slot left||Gardner||Zone read keeper||2||-||Gardner|
1st and 10: Lead blocker Smith pops a filling linebacker in the hole. This allows Denard to scoot through because the interior OL has creased the defensive front perfectly. As Denard zips through, Kelvin Grady nails the safety downfield, just crushes him backwards. Odoms occupying the corner on the boundary gives Denard an alley to blaze another 35 yards before he hits his knee out of bounds and is finished for the game.
1st and 10: Devin in now, easy (but correct) read as the end crashes down and he pulls the ball out. There is a lot of open space here, the type of the space a 6'4, 210-220 pound fleet-footed QB should rumble through for 10 yards or so. Instead, Gardner does what Tate Forcier did last year and tries to go outside with it. Works in high school when you're playing a bunch of nobodies. Against D-1 athletes, you're just a freshman. Doesn't help that Odoms fails to get to one of the corners. Still, this is mostly on Devin.
1st and 10: This should've been handed off to Smith, as the design of the play has Shaw cut blocking the end who's crashing down. Alas, Devin keeps it and the backside blitzer gets him. FWIW, I don't blame Devin too much here. Rich Rodriguez and Calvin Magee can talk all they want about how Devin's advanced and has a firm grasp of the offense. In the heat of battle, he still looks like a freshman, and I personally think the coaches should make things simpler for him. He's doing the most simple thing there is here, he's reading the end, and when the end crashes down on Smith wildly, he pulls the ball out. That should be the extent of it. But hey, that's me.
|1-10||Shotgun 4 WR||Hopkins||Zone read dive||4||Gardner||-|
|3-1||Shotgun H-back||Hopkins||HB dive||7||Omameh, Molk, Schilling (0.5), Lewan (0.5)||-|
|1-10||Shotgun H-back||Hopkins||Zone read stretch||19||Dorrestein, Omameh, Molk, Gardner||-|
|1-10||Shotgun split slot left||Smith||HB dive||4||Dorrestein, Omameh, Hopkins||-|
|2-6||Shotgun H-back||Hopkins||Zone read stretch||-2||Gardner||Molk, Omameh, Schilling (-0.5), Lewan (-0.5), Hopkins (-2)|
1st and 10: On the other hand......with both the end and outside blitzer coming down, Devin hands it off. I agree with Brian's interpretation of this play: Devin is reading the outside man here. Possibly designed that way because Hopkins is the RB? After all, he's the power back and gets 4 yards despite running into the arms of an unblocked tackler. Shrug.
3rd and 1: No read here as Webb peels back to pick up the unblocked man (who has run himself out of the play by coming too far upfield). Omameh mashes one DT with a tiny assist from Molk, who then peels off seamlessly onto the linebacker. Schilling and Lewan double and crush the other DT. Easy first down.
1st and 10: Correct read by Devin. Dorrestein gets leverage on the playside DE and drives him away. As Brian also notes, this is where Molk and Omameh shine with the "scoop block". They're moving to the right with the zone blocking, but maneuver themselves so they're facing left and walling off a DT and linebacker. This is a vital aspect of this offense, and is one of the reasons (one of many) we've been hit or miss on offense the last two years. Outside of Molk picking it up midway through the 2008 season, we haven't really had the interior OL capable of executing this. Omameh can, and Molk excels at it at this point.
1st and 10: The playside DT maneuvers around Omameh, but Dorrestein blocks him off. Hopkins cuts the playside DE and Omameh latches onto a linebacker. Smith has room for a few.
2nd and 6: Gross. Outside of Devin correctly handing off on the read, ugliness all around. Lewan and Schilling combine to commit an illegal chop block as Lewan goes low on a guy Schilling had up high. Molk and Omameh both get beaten (rather badly) on the inside, and to top it all off, Hopkins fumbles and loses the ball. @#$%
|1-10||Shotgun H-back||Smith||HB dive||9||Lewan, Schilling, Koger||-|
|2-1||Shotgun H-back||Smith||Zone read stretch||11||Gardner, Lewan, Schilling, Molk, Omameh||-|
|1-10||Shotgun heavy||Gardner||Zone read keeper||3||-||Gardner|
|2-10||Shotgun H-back||Shaw||Zone read stretch||3||Gardner, Koger, Lewan||Dorrestein|
1st and 10: Koger peels back as the H-back and blocks the unblocked man, which is important because Smith cuts back to that side. Schilling owns the backside DT, giving Smith space when he makes the cut. Lewan is on the linebacker in a blink of an eye and tosses him.
2nd and 1: Correct read by Devin. Omameh and Molk escort the playside DT and LB, giving Smith a lane. It's there because Lewan has cut the backside DT to the ground. This was allllllmost another chop block because Schilling was dangerously close to being engaged with the DT be necessity. Nevertheless, he avoids him and manages to shove the backside LB, preventing him from making the tackle.
1st and 10: Freshman mistake. Absolutely should've been a handoff.
2nd and 10: Bowling Green has Michigan's OL badly fooled on this play, as we epically fail to pick up the slant on their DL. Thankfully, a) Devin makes the correct read by handing off, and b) the handoff is going the opposite direction of the DL slant. Koger and Lewan do a great job sealing, giving Shaw some room, but Dorrestein didn't get to the linebacker on the second level, and he chases this down.
|1-10||Shotgun 4 WR||Forcier||Zone read keeper||5||Forcier||-|
|2-5||Shotgun H-back||Shaw||HB dive||9||Webb, Lewan (1.5), Schilling (0.5), Molk||-|
|1-G||Shotgun 2 H-back||Shaw||HB dive||8||Koger, Dorrestein, Omameh||-|
|2-G||Shotgun 2 H-back||Shaw||HB dive||2-TD||Dorrestein, Webb||-|
1st and 10: This is what I've wanted to see Denard do a little more. The end isn't recklessly crashing down here, but he's shuffling inside. Tate keeps, the end is flat footed and can't get to him, and Tate jukes a linebacker a bit and falls forward for 5. Denard always hands off in this situation; I'd like to see him pull the ball when the end shuffles down like that. He's not going to catch him.
2nd and 5: Webb peels back and hits the unblocked end. Molk seals one DT inside, while Lewan and Schilling double the other and drive him back. Lewan has reflexes like a cat though as he swiftly shifts off the DT and also neutralizes a linebacker all on his own. Color me very impressed.
1st and goal: The "Wolverine Heavy" formation, I suppose. Brian provides a picture of it in his UFR. Koger serves as lead blocker from one H-back spot and picks up a linebacker. Dorrestein stonewalls the DE, Omameh seals the DT, and Shaw flies through, a desperation dive by the backside linebacker the only thing preventing him from going in standing up.
2nd and goal: Same play I think. Dorrestein buries the DE inside, Webb drives the edge blitzer back, and that's enough for Shaw.
|1-10||Shotgun split slot right||Shaw||Zone read stretch||2||-||Dorrestein, Omameh|
|1-10||Shotgun H-back||Shaw||HB dive||8||Omameh, Molk, Schilling||-|
|2-2||Shotgun 2 H-back||Shaw||HB dive (counter?)||2||Schilling, Webb, Lewan||Koger|
|1-10||Shotgun 2 H-back||Shaw||Zone read stretch||9||Forcier, Koger, Webb, Lewan, Odoms||-|
|2-1||Shotgun 2 H-back||Smith||Zone read dive||0||-||Lewan, Forcier|
|3-1||Shotgun 2 H-back||Smith||HB dive||3||Omameh (0.5), Molk (0.5)||-|
|1-G||Shotgun 2 H-back||Smith||Zone read dive||4||Forcier, Dorrestein, Molk, Omameh||-|
1st and 10: Another slant by BG catches the offensive line offguard. A safety coming down to the LOS prompts Forcier to hand off despite the end crashing down; we'll call it a wash. Omameh and Dorrestein are leveraged backward by the slant, which causes this play to drag out all the way to the sideline from the opposite hash.
1st and 10: Mosh pit inside as Omameh, Molk and Schilling bulldoze the defensive tackles and middle linebacker. Easy pickings.
2nd and 2: ...Did Rich Rodriguez design a play specifically to take advantage of Michael Shaw's insane tendency to cutback at the drop of a hat? If he did, he's an evil genius. Schilling muscles the DT backward, Lewan occupies one linebacker while Webb occupies another, and the only thing preventing a touchdown on this play is Koger just missing on the safety who comes screaming down.
1st and 10: Correct read by Tate. Koger with a great blitz pickup on the edge, and Webb erases the linebacker who steps out as Lewan mauls the DE til he can turn him inside. This gets Shaw to the second level, and Odoms running off and shoving the corner turns 4-5 yards into 9.
2nd and 1: I'm not sure if this is an actual read...since there's nobody there to read. If Tate keeps this he most likely scores, so I feel compelled to neg him. Regardless, the playside end gets the jump on Lewan and smothers this.
3rd and 1: Molk and Omameh crush the soul, spirit and body of the DT here, doubling him and burying him in the ground. Schilling actually falls and loses his guy, but I won't neg him because we got the first anyway.
1st and goal: Correct read by Tate. Omameh sort of rides his guy out of the play...looks like ah hold to me, eh. Molk sort of ghosts the other DT away (he's slanting as it is) and gets to one linebacker as Dorrestein gets to another.
2nd and goal: McColgan gets a nice block...but Shaw doesn't follow him, and the OL gets nothing.
|1-G||Shotgun split slot left||Smith||Zone read stretch||8-TD||Forcier, Dorrestein, Omameh, Molk||Schilling|
1st and goal: Correct read. Dorrestein clears the DE out. Omameh does the same to a linebacker while Molk just abuses the DT and throws him down to the ground. Schilling whiffs badly on the backside linebacker, and Smith has to shed the tackle. He does, and scoots in.
The 44-14 score and appearence of Michael Cox on the next possession signals the end of significant play. Thus, the chart ends here.
- Same as last time, not much of anything. We won't face a run defense worse than this one this year...I think. Teams like Indiana, Illinois, Purdue...we should run through these teams with relative ease. Not to the tune of +72 overall, but with devastating efficiency.