landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
2012 Michigan Defense
Really cool article that features some of our opponents' anonymous responses to questions about Michigan's defense. They're very homogenous/consistent responses. An interesting read for those with Rivals subscriptions.
|Rank||Team||G||Opp Pass Att||Opp Comp||Opp Comp Pct||Opp Pass Yds/Comp||Int||Opp Int Pct||Opp Pass Yds||Opp Pass Yds/Att||Opp Pass TD||Opp Pass Yds/G||Opp Pass Conv|
I knew our defense was good, but I didn't think we would be tied for the best pass D in the nation. I think this has to do a lot with Mattison/Mallory and also BIG TENNNNNNN. I was nervous about our pass D after Countess went out, but Taylor has really stepped up and is a pleasant surprise.
Gibson minus all the points.
I don't know how to format this chart to make it fit. Sorry for blocking the diary section.
If defense still wins Big Ten championships, then after 7 games Michigan isn't doing too shabby. One might consider their strength of schedule this year, with Alabama (8-0), Notre Dame (7-0) and MSU in the rear view, which ESPN earlier cited as being 5th toughest in the land.
Big Ten DEFENSE:
Yards Per Game: 2nd, 286 ypg
Points Per Game: 3rd, 16.4 ypg
Passing Yrds: 1st, 1,001 yards
Rushing Yrds: 6th, 1,001 yards (weird that it exactly matches passing yards after 7 games!)
Interceptions: Tied for 3rd with 6
Sacks: 6th, 9 sacks
This is a snapshot, but one might also expect the rushing defense stats to worsen with 3 of the best Big Ten rushing offenses in Nebraska, Ohio State and Northwestern still ahead on the schedule.