Ducks Crush Wolverines at Big House

Beleaguered Michigan drops second straight, this time to Oregon
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 9, 2007 8:00 AM CDT
Oregon running back Jeremiah Johnson (24) rushes past Michigan linebacker John Thompson (49) during the second half of a football game Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, in Ann Arbor, Mich. Oregon won 39-7. (AP...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – If last week's close upset to Appalachian State was embarrassing for Michigan, this week's 39-7 blowout by the Oregon ducks could be catastrophic. For the first time since 1959, the Wolverines have lost two straight at home to open the season. They've also dropped four straight games for the first since 1967.

The Wolverines are now winless since the death of long-time coach Bo Schembechler before last season's Ohio State game. Mirroring the response after last week's upset, Michigan players remained confident in their ability to turn things around. "I guarantee a win next week," was the response of Mike Hart, who had 127 rushing yards for the Wolverines.