By the Nos: OSU O vs UM D. And The Prediction

The Michigan defense have made every run-pass quarterback look like a Heisman winner for years now, and this season's been no different ... will today be a new day?

OSU O vs U-M D OVERALL

Ohio State scoring offense is 5th in the league, averaging 26.9 points per game.
U-M's scoring defense is 10th in the league, giving up an average of 27.7 points per game.

OSU is 10th in the league in total offense, averaging 332.7 yards a game.
U-M is 8th in the league in total defense, giving up an average of 362.5 yards a game.

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OHIO STATE RUSHING OFFENSE vs U-M RUSHING DEFENSE:

OSU's Rushing: 189.9 yards per game (4.5 yards per carry), 3rd in the B-10.

Michigan Rushing defense: 128.3 yards per game (3.7 yards per carry), 6th in the Big 10.

In league games only, OSU RB Chris Wells is 3rd in the league, averaging 120.9 yards a game (5.2 ypc)

For Michigan, Obi Ezeh leads in tackles, averaging 8.5 per game, 5th best in the B-10.

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OHIO STATE PASSING OFFENSE vs U-M PASSING DEFENSE:

OSU's Passing: 137.7 yards per game, last in the Big Ten. OSU is 2nd in the league in pass efficiency.

Michigan Passing defense: last in the league, giving up 237.4 yards per game. In pass efficiency defense, U-M is last in the conference.

Terrelle Pryor is 7th in the league in passing, averaging 128.4 yards per game (65.1%).

OSU has no receivers among the league leaders.

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MISC.

OSU is 2nd in the league in 3rd down conversions, 47.3%.
Michigan is 10th in the league in 6th down defense, allowing a 40.4% conversion rate.

OSU leads the league in Red Zone offense, scoring 100.0% of the time.
Michigan is 3rd in the league in Red Zone defense, allowing a 82.8% scoring rate.

OSU is 3rd in the league in sacks allowed, allowing 1.8 per game.
Michigan is 4th in the league in sacking the QB, with 2.4 per game.

Zoltan Mesko leads the league in punting, averaging 43.5 yards per punt.

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*What does this all say?*

The U-M "D" still makes run-pass QB's look like Heisman winners this year ... that's a scary thing. And the U-M "O" just may be too injured to do much, especially with Threet, Schilling not able to go and Minor iffy ... ifso, that's even scarier.

Prediction?: the sun'll come up, to-mor-row ... and things'll be better for RRod-n-co. next year.


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