Michigan has given every opponent so far its worst loss of the season

Submitted by SAMgO on October 24th, 2016 at 10:25 PM

Interesting accomplishment I noticed looking for transitive games on upcoming schedules - every single game Michigan has played so far has been the worst loss of the year for our opponents. This may be another statistic we have to play for the rest of the way out...

Hawaii - 60 point win, next biggest loss by 19 to Arizona

UCF - 37 point win, next biggest loss by 6 to Maryland

Colorado - 17 point win, next biggest (and only other) loss by 4 to USC

Penn State - 39 point win, next biggest (and only other) loss by 3 to Pitt

Wisconsin - 7 point regulation win, other loss in OT by 7 to OSU (giving us the regulation tiebreaker here)

Rutgers - 78 point win, next biggest loss by 58 to OSU

Illinois - 33 point win, next biggest loss by 25 to UNC

MSU lost by 24 to Wisconsin, so I'm sure we'll look to keep this streak alive in East Lansing (and we should be able to get there if we play as we have). Proxy war champs 2016, Go Blue!

Comments

LSAClassOf2000

October 24th, 2016 at 10:49 PM ^

Even so, when you look at the margins of loss.....poor Rutgers. 

Seriously though, it feels good to be able to say that your team is responsible for something like this, the domination of everyone they've faced to date. It would be interesting to know if this also holds true for yards allowed and a couple other metrics - that is to say, were those teams at their least productive overall when facing Michigan? 

BlueinLansing

October 24th, 2016 at 11:11 PM ^

like crap, but a more realistic target is BYU's 17 point win.  Wisconsin had turnovers and short fields that probably won't happen Saturday.

 

But by all means beat MSU by 30

 

fwiw, the worst ever Michigan beating put on a Spartan team in the modern era (post 1950) is the 49-3 "Bobby Williams have you lost control of your team, I don't know" game.

 

46 seems, actually plausible for some reason.

 

 

CoverZero

October 24th, 2016 at 11:52 PM ^

OSU and Bama fans are trying to say that Michigan has a "cupcake schedule'.

Wrong.  Michigan is flat out rolling teams.  This is domination that we have not seen in years and after the NC game this year, we will think of this team as the Best Michigan Team ever.

Michifornia

October 25th, 2016 at 12:54 AM ^

We gotta destroy sparty.  I know a win is a win, but anything less than complete obliteration will be somewhat disappointing.  They are NOT a good team.

GO BLUE!!

PeterKlima

October 25th, 2016 at 6:21 AM ^

I like this find. nice work. However, I wonder how much all our games being at home helped. Many of those second hardest losses came at home for those teams. Road games are tougher.

Tuebor

October 25th, 2016 at 9:06 AM ^

That is the Don Brown effect.  In 2015 BC gave a bunch of teams their lowest margin of victory for the year.  ND, Clemson, FSU, Louisville, Duke if I recall correctly.  Not to mention they lost to Wake Forest 3 to 0.  And Wake Forest's field goal drive was 4 plays for -2 yards.  That defense is stout.

Space Coyote

October 25th, 2016 at 9:28 AM ^

But with yards (maybe yards for, yards against, yard differential). I don't expect Michigan to be first in all of those, but expect it to look pretty dominating if someone has the time.

McSomething

October 25th, 2016 at 12:08 PM ^

Remember when people were calling Michigan fans delusional because there was no way Harbaugh would get things turned around so much (regardless of how much time he was given) on account of him being overated?

baseballdad

October 25th, 2016 at 2:35 PM ^

My son LOVES Derek Jeter and wants to be just like him. That includes, obviously going to U of M. I recently used this site to find the perfect glove for him. I'm new to this but I think we found him the right one. Anybody have any suggestions or warnings that I could take into account?

baseballdad

October 25th, 2016 at 2:35 PM ^

My son LOVES Derek Jeter and wants to be just like him. That includes, obviously going to U of M. I recently used this site to find the perfect glove for him. I'm new to this but I think we found him the right one. Anybody have any suggestions or warnings that I could take into account?