With rout, Michigan reclaims old punishing identity Bob Wojnowski • The Detroit News
They pounded with power and attacked with animosity. On a chilly November afternoon, you could see it again, and you finally can say it again.
Michigan's football identity is back, quicker than expected. And also just in time.
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Michigan Stadium transforms into American flag and more Pete Cunningham • AnnArbor.com
Pregame action at Michigan Stadium included two "card tricks." The first honored former Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr as he was presented his College Football Hall of Fame plaque. The second transformed half of the stadium into an American flag scene for the national anthem.
Denard Robinson moves up in Michigan record book
Kyle Meinke • AnnArbor.com Robinson's 38-yard pass to Martavious Odoms with just more than 10 minutes left in the game was the 35th touchdown pass of his career, putting him in a seventh-place tie with Tom Brady in program history.
Opponents taking notice of Michigan's Fitz Toussaint Mark Snyder • The Detroit Free Press Michigan's lead running back, Fitz Toussaint, is already established after his impressive performances in the past month.Yet that makes him a target as well, something he is only just starting to experience.
Michigan special teams play up to their name in romp over Nebraska Nick Baumgardner • AnnArbor.com When the week began, Michigan football coach Brady Hoke complimented his special teams unit for earning plenty of "hidden yardage" in a win at Illinois last week. When the week ended, Hoke and company were paying their specialty units much higher praise.
U-M's Denard Robinson has most complete effort of year Shawn Windsor • The Detroit Free Press The Wolverines' starting quarterback put together his most complete and relaxed performance of the season at Michigan Stadium against the Cornhuskers. After the game, he refused to take any credit, giving thanks to his offensive line and receivers and talking about how well every part of the team had played.
Brady Hoke, Michigan turn attention to 'Ohio' Angelique S. Chengelis • The Detroit News Michigan, coming off a dominating 45-17 victory over Nebraska to improve to 9-2, 5-2 Big Ten on Saturday, now prepares for its final regular-season game against arch-rival Ohio State on Saturday at Michigan Stadium.
Michigan notes, quotes from win over Nebraska Mark Snyder • The Detroit Free Press
It's been awhile since Michigan produced a win like this late in the season. But this was a statement that the Wolverines will be favored against Ohio State next weekend with a shot to end this season in a BCS bowl, unimaginable after the past three years.
FROM THE OTHER SIDELINE
'Murphy's Law' game leaves NU with lopsided loss Sam McKewon • Omaha.com
Meltdown at Michigan. Bust at the Big House. And lights out on a Big Ten title and a Bowl Championship Series bid. Nebraska's football team committed gaffes galore in its 45-17 loss to Michigan on Saturday.
Out of Legends race, loss raises questions Tom Shatel • Omaha.com
The stage was set, complete with charcoal gray November skies hanging over a holy cathedral of college football lore. The band played "Hail to the Victors." Nebraska and Michigan players charged out of the tunnel, while a Fiesta Bowl scout watched from the press box, and you figured this is what college football is all about.
This first trip through the Big Ten has really been terrific. Too bad they had to play the games.
Memphis Tigers face nation's top coaches, players at Maui Jason Smith • The Memphis Commercial Appeal
When the Maui Invitational championship-round field was announced in October 2010, Odom said it had the potential to be the best field in the tournament's 27-year history, with five of the teams -- UCLA, Duke, Kansas, Michigan and Georgetown -- having combined to win 20 NCAA championships.
Sources: Ohio St., Urban Meyer talking. Adam Rittenberg and Chris Low • ESPN.com
Ohio State has been in contact with Urban Meyer about becoming the school's coach, sources close to the ESPN analyst and the Buckeyes have told ESPN.com.
Penn State tops Ohio State, first win without Patern Rusty Miller • The New York Post
he last time Penn State won a game without Joe Paterno as coach was December 1965.
That day, the Nittany Lions used a strong defensive effort to beat Maryland, behind the coach who mentored Paterno, Rip Engle.
Yesterday, No. 21 Penn State used a stingy defense to earn its first victory since Paterno was fired in the wake of the child sex abuse scandal surrounding JoePa's former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.