Does anyone have any historic data linking winning percentage to scoring first? More specifically, data on the visiting team scoring first?
I ask because the first thing I told my wife on Saturday night was that Michigan needs to win the toss, take the ball, and score first. PSU fans go absolutely nuts during night games and the "white-out" atmosphere is extremely intimindating on opposing teams, if you ask me. I was adamant about Michigan scoring early and was very disheartened to see them go three-and-out. Kind of set the tone for the game, if you ask me.
Is there any reason why Michigan should not take the ball every time they win the coin toss the rest of the season? I know deferring is usually the way to go but, you know, the defense . . .