Def. Recap: U-M defense stingy in defeat

The Michigan defense was stingy and stood tall when it had to in the midst of the Wolverines' 27-23 loss to Michigan State.

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- It's a loss that no one really wanted to talk about.

But Michigan defensive lineman Willie Henry stood tall postgame and answered questions despite there being no question that he was absolutely crushed about U-M's 27-23 loss against in-state rivals Michigan State.

There's not much left to be said in the lockerroom after the game. However, there's still plenty of season left to be played.

"Keep our heads up we have half of another season left," Henry said. "We're going to go out there and see what we can correct. Come out there ready for Minnesota."

Henry, as well as the entire U-M defense, played well and did enough for the Wolverines to win the game. It just wasn't enough. Henry finished the game with five tackles, three tackles for loss and two sacks.

Despite all of that, it wasn't enough.

"Right now we're just going to look at the film and see what can do on offense, defense and special teams wise," Henry said. "We left some plays out there on the field that we all wish we could get back on both sides. We've got to execute better.

"We lost the game, I didn't feel like we did enough."

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