November 23, 2010

Hot 11: Michigan

MADISON - When a team scores 83 points in a given game there are going to be a number of standout performances. Knowing that, this week's version of the Hot 11 was one of the more competitive ones yet.




The ninth installment of the 2010 regular season is based on momentum and individual play this season. One bad game won't necessarily move a player off, but it could cause a player to slide down the board as new players start to emerge.

By no means is the list perfect, that is why BadgerBlitz.com encourages everyone to head over to The Badgers' Den to offer their own opinions.



Note: The number in parentheses is the number of points the player got based on a voting panel of BadgerBlitz.com staff members and subscribers.




































































































































BadgerBlitz.com Hot 11
Rank Player The Word Last Game
1 Montee Ball, RB (90) No John Clay, no problem. In the juniors absence the sophomore tailback racked up 145 yards rushing and three touchdowns....in the first half. Ball eventually tacked on a few more yards and finished with a career-high 167 yards on 22 carries. 1
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James White, RB (85) It's become more than obvious that the Badger coaching staff is reliant on the left side of the line in the running game. With Carimi and Moffitt anchoring the unit, both Ball and White averaged 7.6 yards-per-carry against the Hoosiers. 3
3 Gabe Carimi, LT (75) Like Ball, White ran with plenty of authority during Saturday's romp. By the end, the freshman tailback rushed for 144 yards on 19 carries and tacked on two touchdowns. As a result, White was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week for the third time this season 2
4 J.J. Watt, DE (72) Again, the left side of the line for Wisconsin will stack up with the left side of any line in the country. Moffitt is a primary reason for that. 7
5 Scott Tolzien, QB (67) When a guy records to tackles-for-loss and recovers two fumbles in only 34 snaps, productivity is pretty high. Watt continues to shine as a defensive end in Dave Doeren's defense. T6
6 John Moffitt, LG (63) Henry told reporters after the game that he had a good feeling going into Saturday. His mom was in attendance for the first time during his collegiate career and he rewarded her with a pick six. 4
7 Aaron Henry, FS (36) Though Saturday's offensive game plan targeted the run, Tolzien was very efficient. He finished 15-of-18 for 181 yards and three touchdowns. T6
8 Bradie Ewing, FB (21) Following one of the better games of his career at Purdue, Taylor followed it up with another two-tackle performance. He was also pretty good in pass coverage. N/A
9 Mike Taylor, OLB (19)
Filling in for an injured Peter Konz, Nagy worked wonders at the center position. He blocked well, snapped well and helped the offense move the ball at an all-time rate. That's a pretty solid debut for a player that had never started at center before.
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10 Lance Kendricks, TE (13) Gilreath has emerged as one of the best weapons on a loaded Badger offense. In addition to his role as receiver, Gilreath has performed very well on the offensive side of the ball. The senior is having his best season as a Badger. RV
T11 Kevin Zeitler, RG (12) With all the talk surrounding the left side of the offensive line, it seems as though people forget about the way the right side of the line has been playing. With both Zeitler and Ricky Wagner flanking that side, UW has one of the best lines in all of college football. 11
T11 Louis Nzegwu, DE (12) No John Clay, no problem. In the juniors absence the sophomore tailback racked up 145 yards rushing and three touchdowns....in the first half. Ball eventually tacked on a few more yards and finished with a career-high 167 yards on 22 carries. 1






Receiving Votes:



-Bill Nagy (11), Ricky Wagner (11), Nick Toon (4), Philip Welch (2), Bucky Badger (1)




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