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Columns

Travis Oberlin

Juggernaut down. Stand by.

 

So how do I explain this roadblock?

 

49-21.

 

Kill the juggernaut completely? Hop off the train that was destined for a conference title? I guarantee we could rally up the train for an attractive price; only two games left on the sleight. You think we should carry the emotional bruising and keep on pushing for a playoff spot?

Now do you believe me?

 

I told you one month ago that a juggernaut ruled over the MIAA. That the title train was leaving for Alma.

 

Did you hop on? Nopeeeeee.

I know, I know, Olivet’s been here before. 

 

Three non-conference wins, three foes “outta sight, outta mind.”

 

We all know that “these wins” are meaningless, insignificant, nothing. That of course holds true, unless a certain tiebreaker were to happen. Damn you, non-conference play and your worth to the league (but thanks to the league for a playoff spot in 2007). I guess take the sweep and sleep comfortably… two weeks in fact, it’s bye week! 

Defense wins championships.

 

In this case for the Olivet Comet football program, history would suggest defense plays the most vital role for a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) championship this year.

 

Olivet, who comes into the 2015 season tied with Trine for third in the MIAA preseason poll, exploded offensively in 2014, totaling an outlandish 34.7 points per game.

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Mitch Galloway

“Thou timshel,” Adam Trask, a character in “East of Eden,” said to his confused son, Caleb.

 

There, in the final scene, Adam’s bed was white like cotton, and there, in the final moments, a dying father’s loose jaw and vegetable stare caused a purging of emotions for Steppenwolf’s audience. 

 

Gasps could be heard. Awes could be felt. Tears could be seen. 

The Oct. 17 Big Ten game between Michigan and Michigan State was all but over. The Wolverines were up 23-21 with 10 seconds left. The game was finished; the Paul Bunyan Trophy was already headed toward or in Michigan's locker room, according to reports.

 

The Wolverines had the ball on fourth down in a one-step-and-punt situation.

 

But then the carpet was rolled out underneath Michigan's Blake O'Neill. The ball, looking like a hot potato in O'Neill's limp arms, plummeted to the ground.

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