Coming into the UConn game, I don't think anyone thought that Michigan would lead in TOP. But they killed it! And it seems like something we should be able to do semi-consistently as long as we are efficient on offense.
With that being said, I saw this blurb on ESPN today:
"Brian Kelly's defenses play a lot. Cincinnati finished last in the nation in 2009 with an average time of possession of 25 minutes, 46 seconds. Notre Dame couldn't match even that, holding the ball for only 24:55 in its 23-12 victory over Purdue on Saturday. The Irish defense plays longer, yet defensive tackle Ian Williams said they got plenty of push against the Boilermakers' offensive line in the fourth quarter. Here's why: Williams weighs 305, 10 pounds more than last year, yet his body fat dropped from 20 percent to 18 percent."
The Ian Williams crap aside, if we can control the ball like we did this week, I have a hard time seeing ND keeping pace and scoring enough points to beat us. Like some UConn fan said, UConn has to score on every drive because every time Michigan gets the ball they keep it for 8 minutes (paraphrased).
I know replication of Saturday's performance will be tough, especially on the road. But what do you guys think about the possibility of Michigan becoming a ball possession offense with big play ability? Me like!