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Rain-shortened Michigan-WMU game stats? There were none


Well, at least as far as the NCAA is concerned there were none.

In a press release issued Saturday evening, the NCAA announced that the statistics compiled in last weekend’s Michigan-Western Michigan game will not be recognized by The Association.  The reasoning?  The game was called due to weather before the third quarter had been completed.

The release did note that the individual schools as well as the Big Ten and MAC were free to include those statistics as part of their respective record keeping.

“After discussion, WMU, Michigan, the Big Ten and the Mid-American Conference have mutually agreed to keep the statistics as a part of their records for the 2011 season and beyond,” the statement read in part.  “Therefore, there will be a one-game discrepancy in statistical information between the NCAA and both schools/conferences moving forward.”

So, Michigan won the game 34-10, but no player from either team rushed or passed for any yards, scored any touchdowns or contributed in any other way statistically as far as the The Association is concerned.

(The first-ever vacation of stats penalty levied by The Association?)

Somehow, based on how the NCAA has operated over the past few months, this makes absolute perfect sense.   And no, NCAA, that’s not a compliment.

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9 Responses to “Rain-shortened Michigan-WMU game stats? There were none”
  1. bigbear42 says: Sep 10, 2011 6:36 PM

    What about the WVU-Marshall game?

  2. John Taylor says: Sep 10, 2011 6:41 PM

    WVU-Marshall completed three quarters. NCAA will recognize those stats.

  3. bender4700 says: Sep 10, 2011 6:43 PM

    So stupid.

    The NCAA has the worst logic in all of Americ.

  4. bender4700 says: Sep 10, 2011 6:43 PM


    darn keyboard

  5. southernpatriots says: Sep 10, 2011 6:46 PM

    bender4700: don’t worry about the keyboard. I wish my problem was the keyboard, but its my fingers, and me…ha. But we all here eating bbq and preparing for the first home game of the season with about 60 others agree with you…it is so stupid, just as you said.

  6. luponatrix says: Sep 10, 2011 7:26 PM

    Any truth to the rumor that the NCAA has hired an angry, torch-bearing mob to invade homes and destroy any DVRs that still have the recording of the game saved to them?

  7. parkcityute says: Sep 10, 2011 7:47 PM

    That is a crazy rule. I guess all the people who witnessed the game are to forget what they saw. NCAA: “It’s not what you saw with your eyes, or heard with your ears, it is what we tell you, that is what you should believe.” I don’t think so.

  8. One Up the Bum says: Sep 10, 2011 8:44 PM

    Now we’ll have to find out what stats the Heisman commission an AP voters use…NCAA, Conference, or University’s

  9. kingmj4891 says: Sep 17, 2011 8:39 PM

    NCAA Blows Donkey (Use your imagination)!

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