I charted the opponent scoring plays/drives and wasn't surprised to actually see the points generated from turnovers/bad punting/coverage.
Of the 84 points Michigan has allowed, 63 are on the defense, though another 29 points came on drives the opponent started after a turnover or a UM punt of less than 30 yards.
What I was shocked to learn is that only 13 points have been allowed by this defense after Michigan kicks the ball off. By my count, UM has kicked off 28 times this year (4 games [start/half] + 20 TD + 4 FG). ND had a TD and a FG drive of 75 and 68 yards, and CMU had a 59 yd FG drive. In total, UM's defense has allowed only 6 scoring drives of 60+ yards.
Gave me some hope that much of the crap I've seen in the past two games is fairly correctable ... take care of the ball and play the field position game.