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Michigan Vs. Virginia Tech Update: Justin Myer, The Best Kicker In The World

The bane of the 2010 Michigan Wolverines: not getting off the field third-and-long. They improved from No. 95 in the country to No. 32 this year under new coordinator Greg Mattison, but nothing stays dead in New Orleans. The Virginia Tech Hokies have already converted three of five third downs, including two of 10 or more yards on their latest drive.

Still, MIchigan held third-string kicker Justin Myer to a successful 43-yard field goal, and now it's 6-0, Hokies. After a bowl weekend riddled with especially collegiate kicking, this is already impressive.

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Michigan evidently came into this game hoping to take away David Wilson and give Logan Thomas all responsibility for the outcome, and so far the big quarterback is responding. He has 101 yards through the air on 10 attempts, plus his usual burly assortment of runs up the middle.

VPI's outgaining Michigan by 86 yards already.

For more on the 2012 Sugar Bowl, visit Virginia Tech blog Gobbler Country and Michigan blog Maize 'n' Brew, plus SB Nation Detroit and Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire.