rundown of Michigan's riser
Dave Revsine has the following Michigan related stats from his latest Big Ten Numbers post.
34: According to the fabulous website cfbstats.com, Michigan has 34 plays this season of 30 yards or more. That is the most in the nation.
19: Purdue has just 19 plays of 20 yards or longer. That is the fewest in the nation.
The timing of Purdue’s meeting with the high-powered Wolverines is, shall we say, less than ideal for the Boilermakers.
127: The Boilers have allowed 127 points over their last three outings – their most in a three game stretch since 1993.
Of course, you could pore much further through the record books and never find a stretch quite like the Wolverines are involved in.
1879: Michigan has allowed at least 33 points in five straight games. That’s a first in a football-playing history that dates back to 1879.
The Boilermakers are allowing an average of 42.33 points over the last three games. I see that average increasing and Michigan's five-game streak of giving up at least 33 points ending on Saturday.
Prediction based on next to zero evidence: Michigan rolls 45 - 23, narrows the Great Divide between our offensive and defensive performance, and makes us (somewhat foolishly) believe they can upset Wisconsin.
I was checking through college football news(yes that CFN), and saw that the line for the game is Purdue -12? Huh? Is this accurate, or did CFN just fuck up?