Notable U-M Stats; Srs in Final Home Game

There is no use doing a "Tale of the Tape" for Saturday's game -- no one considers Ball State to be a match for U-M. So here are notable stats for Michigan after 9 games -- on defense, where U-M is at the top in the NCAA in several catagories, and on offense. Plus, since this is the final home game of the season, here is a list of players who will be appearing in The Big House for the last time.

Notable Michigan Defensive Stats

Michigan still leads the nation in rushing defense, giving up 28.4 yards a game.

Michigan is 4th nationally in total defense, giving up 235.3 yards per game.

Michigan is 2nd in the Big Ten and 4th in the nation in scoring defense, giving up 11.6 points per game.

Michigan leads the Big Ten and is 4th in the nation in sacks, getting 3.46 per game.

Michigan is first in the league and 3rd in the nation in 3rd down defense, allowing a 26.0% conversion rate.

Notable Michigan Offensive Stats

Michigan is second in the nation in time of possession now, at 34:02 per game, 6 seconds behind Texas A&M.

Michigan is 3rd in the Big Ten in Red Zone efficiency, at 90.3%.

Michigan is best in the Big Ten and tied for best in the nation in turnovers given up at 6. And the Wolverines are best in the league and tied for 3rd in the nation in fumbles lost at 3.

Mike Hart is 2nd in the Big Ten and 7th in the USA in rushing, averaging 125.2 yards per game.

Garrett Rivas is 2nd in the Big Ten in field goals, with 1.44 per game.

Michigan leads the Big Ten and is 4th in the USA in turnover margin at +1.33 per game.

As of this week, Michigan has the 4th toughest schedule on college football.



This being the last Wolverine home game of the season, here are Seniors Who Have Used Up Their Eligibility

5th Year Seniors
Rondell Biggs
Mark Bihl
Steve Breaston
Tyler Ecker
David Harris
Rueben Riley
Obi Oluigbo
Willis Barringer
Mike Kolodziej
Ross Ryan
Carl Tabb
Brian Thompson
Jeremy Van Alstyne
Darnell Hood
Turner Booth
Alijah Bradley
Mike Carl
Jeff Kastl
B.J. Opong-Owusu

4th Year Seniors (who played as true freshmen)
Prescott Burgess
Leon Hall
Jerome Jackson
Garrett Rivas
Lamarr Woodley

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