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Posts Tagged ‘Sugar Bowl.’

QB Robinson, DB Floyd returning to Michigan for senior seasons

 

Denard Robinson directing UM offense (megasportsnews.com photo)

The University of Michigan football program received good news over the weekend when QB Denard Robinson and DB J.T. Floyd will be returning for their senior seasons.

The two juniors looked over the opinions of the NFL Draft Advisory Board to get a read on where they might get drafted if they decided to go to pro.

Floyd picked off two passes last year.

Robinson should be a Heisman Trophy candidate in 2012. In 2011, he threw for 2,173 yards and ran for 1,176 in his junior season running new coach Brady Hoke’s offense.

Michigan ended the season on a good note, beating Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl.

 

 

Info compiled from University of Michigan news

SUGAR BOWL REVIEW: #13 Michigan outkicks #17 Va. Tech in OT

 

(courtesy of Bowl via wikipedia commons)

Brendan Gibbons kicked a 37-yard field goal in overtime to give 13th-ranked Michigan to a 23-20 win over #17 Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl.

The win ended a comeback to the heights of college football for the Michigan program under first-year head coach Brady Hoke, who led the Wolverines to an 11-2 record a BCS game.

QB Denard Robinson did not dominate the game, but threw touchdown passes of 45 and 18 yards to Junior Hemingway.

Robinson was 9 of 21 passes for 117 yards for 117 yards and an interception and rushed for only 13 yards.

Hemingway was selected as the player of the game for his two-touchdown effort. He finished the game with two pass receptions for 63 yards.

Virginia Tech, who finished the year at 11-3, more than doubled Michigan’s offensive total yardage, 377 to 184, and collected 22 first downs to the Wolverines’ 12 but had trouble scoring TD’s and settle for four field goals in regulation by placekicker Justin Myer, a third-stringer.

Unfortunately, Myer missed on his fifth field goal try from 37 yards out on the opening possession of overtime.

GAME NOTES:

*The Virginia Tech Hokies under Frank Beamer at 11-3 did not win a conference championship. They lost twice to Clemson by a combined 48 points, including a 38-10 humiliation in the ACC title game.

*In BCS games, the Hokies are 1-5.

*The Hokies strong pass rush created 38 sacks in 2011.

*Virginia Tech relied on their 12th-ranked defense to control games.

*Michigan’s are 12th in the nation in rushing with 235.7 yards a game, and QB Denard Robinson (96.9-yard average) and RB Fitzgerald Toussaint (91.9) were the big-time playmakers.

*Michigan head coach Brady Hoke turned around Ball State, San Diego State and now Michigan and earned the 2011 Big Ten Coach of the Year honors.

*The Wolverines’ BCS record is 2-3.

* Denard Robinson ended the year with some impressive totals: rushed for 1,163 yards and passed for 2,056 yards and accounted for 34 touchdowns overall.

 

Info compiled from staff, University of Michigan & Virginia Tech news

It’s official! Bell transfers from OSU to Duquesne U

 

Dorian Bell (file photo)

Linebacker Dorian Bell, who was going to be suspended for Ohio State’s 2011 season, has officially transferred to Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

By transferring to a non-Football Bowl Subdivision school, Bell can play this season.

Bell, who is from the Pittsburgh suburb of Monroeville, Pennsylvania, was a five-star recruit in 2009 and played in eight games in 2010 as a backup linebacker.

He broke team rules and did not make the trip to the Sugar Bowl against Arkansas, and on May 1, former head coach Jim Tressel suspended him for the 2011 season on a third violation of drug alcohol policy.

Info compiled from Twitter, Duquesne University, Radio & TV news

Ohio State will donate Sugar Bowl money to local charities

 

Football by gloryman (courtesy of Clker.com)

The money that Ohio State has to give up from its Sugar Bowl appearance from earlier this year will be going to local charities.

The $338,811 will go to several undetermined charities according to an Ohio State sports information official.

Ohio State announced on Friday after its meeting with the NCAA Committee on Infractions in Indianapolis that it would surrender the Sugar Bowl revenue as part of its self-sanctioning due to rules violations in the football program.

All Big Ten bowl revenue is divided among member schools.

 

Info compiled from staff, Radio, TV & Internet news

OSU’s Fragel has MRSA infection

 

Reid Fragel (courtesy of OSU athletics)

Ohio State tight end Reid Fragel on his Twitter account told fans that he has been released from the hospital after being diagnosed with a MRSA staph infection in his leg.

MRSA stands for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus which is a bacteria common in athletes from skin contact in locker rooms and gyms.

Ohio State has not confirmed anything about Fragel citing privacy rules.

A 6’6, 280-pounder, shares the tight end position with Jake Stoneburner as a sophomore in 2010.

Fragel caught nine passes for 121 yards, including a 5-yard touchdown reception against Iowa. Fragel had a 42-yard catch in the Sugar Bowl against Arkansas.

 

compiled from staff, Twitter, wikipedia & medical news journals

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