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Dienhart: 'All good things take time'

A.J. McCarron passes two yards to Michael Williams for a touchdown. A.J. McCarron passes 51 yards to DeAndrew White for a touchdown. Eddie Lacy rushes nine yards for a touchdown. And just like that, Alabama was ahead, 21-0, over Michigan. And there still were two minutes left … in the first quarter. It was one of those nights for Michigan in its big showdown with Alabama in Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, as this game was over before the massive 2,100-inch video board had even warmed up. The college football world had waited months—at times this summer, it felt like

Alabama rolls Michigan, 41-14, in Cowboy Classic

AJ McCarron threw two touchdown passes and Alabama’s retooled defense showed it could still dominate as the second-ranked Crimson Tide pounded No. 8 Michigan 41-14 on Saturday night. Even after sending three starting defenders from last year’s national championship team to the NFL as first-round draft picks, the Crimson Tide threw around the Wolverines while stifling and pounding dual-threat quarterback Denard Robinson. C.J. Mosley returned an interception 16 yards for a touchdown. Dee Milliner had four pass breakups and an interception in the first half that set up a score after he shoved the intended receiver to the ground on

3rd Quarter Recap: Alabama 34, Michigan 14

Devin Gardner had a productive quarter for Michigan. He caught a 44-yard touchdown pass, but the Wolverines have closed the gap to 34-14. Alabama expanded its lead to 34-7 thanks to a five-play, 21-yard drive that ended when Cade Foster kicked a 50-yard field goal. Michigan polished off an 86-yard drive when Denard Robinson and Gardner combined for a 44-yard touchdown to make the score 34-14. Vincent Smith’s 22-yard run from the 30-yard line pushed the Wolverines into enemy territory. T.J. Yeldon clinched a 100-yard rushing game with 43 in the quarter, part of his 110-yard day through three quarters

2nd Quarter Recap: Alabama 31, Michigan 7

Alabama’s high-powered offense resulted in 10 points in the second quarter, and the Crimson Tide now lead Michigan 31-7. Alabama racked up 61 passing yards and 66 rushing yards in the quarter. The Crimson Tide opened up the lead, 24-0, after marching down the field for a seven-play, 61-yard drive that ended when Jeremy Shelley kicked a 22-yard field goal. Alabama made the score 31-0 when C.J. Mosley intercepted Denard Robinson’s pass and returned it for a touchdown. Michigan got on the scoreboard and made it 31-7 after Robinson kept it himself for a six-yard touchdown run to finish off

1st Quarter Recap: Alabama 21, Michigan 0

No. 2 Alabama put up 21 points in the first, and the Crimson Tide lead 21-0 at the end of the first quarter. Alabama executed a balanced offensive attack in the quarter, finishing with 79 yards passing and 73 yards rushing. The Crimson Tide scored when AJ McCarron threw a two-yard touchdown pass to Michael Williams to cap a nine-play, 61-yard drive, giving Alabama the game’s first lead. The Crimson Tide expanded their lead to 14-0 thanks to a three-play, 67-yard drive that ended when McCarron tossed a 51-yard touchdown to DeAndrew White. Alabama opened up the lead, 21-0, after

Michigan-Alabama played on Cowboys Stadium screen

NCAA Football ’13 is a sweet game on any screen. Imagine what it’s like on a 2,100-inch high-definition display. The co-hosts of “ESPNU Road Trip” found out Thursday when they played the game on the gaudy video board at Cowboys Stadium, where Michigan and Alabama meet Saturday afternoon. The hosts, Oliver Ali Nejad and Niki Noto, naturally played as Michigan and Alabama. [ Cowboys screen used for NCAA 2K13] It’s funny to think these guys were paid to do this. Any guesses on the winner? Got to say, it’s a good thing there’s less than 24 hours until we no

Without Toussaint, Michigan's task just got tougher

Michigan coach Brady Hoke announced that running back Fitzgerald Toussaint and defensive linemen Frank Clark won’t make the trip to Arlington, Texas, for the Alabama game to be played on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET. “Fitzgerald Toussaint and Frank Clark have been suspended for one game and will not make the trip to Dallas for Saturday’s game,” Hoke said in a statement. [Read the full AP story here.] “The decision was not easy, but I feel it is in the best interest of this program and for these kids, and those always will be my priorities. We have choices every

Did You See This? Michigan-Alabama pump-up video

The last thing we need is another reason to get excited about Michigan’s season-opening test against reigning national champ Alabama on Saturday. But we have it, and it comes in the form of a terrific pump-up YouTube video. Watch the full video in this post. [ See Michigan’s alternate uniforms for the Alabama game] And don’t forget to track all of Saturday’s action on our BTN scoreboard. Also, we’ll provide quarter-by-quarter updates on our Michigan-Alabama page. Check it out and enjoy it all Saturday afternoon. h/t

Dienhart: Week 1 To Answer My Big Ten Questions

This is the first edition of a new weekly post where I will look at one key question for each team in a piece called: 12 Teams, 12 Questions. I’ll roll these out every Tuesday and look forward to hearing what you think about your team and your team’s games. Remember: Minnesota plays Thursday, Michigan State plays Friday, and the rest play Saturday. Our Big Ten football scoreboard will be a handy bookmark, but also stay in touch with me on Twitter all week and during games. I’m @BTNTomDienhart and I love to hear from readers. Illinois: The Western Michigan

Michigan unveils alternate uniform for Alabama game

Michigan opens the 2012 football season in grand fashion, playing reigning national champ Alabama at Jerry World in Dallas. To commemorate the highly anticipated game, the Wolverines will don a new alternate uniform, designed by adidas, which the school released Monday night. According to, the uniform is a one-time thing, meaning Michigan will wear its traditional home and away uniforms the rest of the regular season. See’s picture of the uniform in this post. [ 2012 uniform plan includes special Cowboy Classic jersey] Not too bad. My favorite part: the release says Michigan worked with adidas and the