How Michigan and Indiana Match Up Statistically

How Michigan and Indiana Match Up Statistically

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How Michigan and Indiana Match Up Statistically

These two teams have played each other close the past several years, with two OT wins for Michigan in the past three years.

But, Indiana isn’t quite what it was expected to be in this, Tom Allen’s second season.

The Hoosiers opened up the season with three straight wins, including over ACC Coastal’s Virginia — which only has three losses through eleven weeks, and is in contention for its division — before faltering to Michigan St., rebounding against Rutgers, losing four in a row, and then snapping that streak on Saturday against Maryland.

So, what does Indiana bring to the table? Here’s how Michigan and its Big Ten East foe match up against each other, unit-by-unit, nationally.

michigan on offense, INDIANA on defense

Michigan offense Rnk. Avg. Indiana defense Rnk. Avg.
Pass offense 87th 206.5 yds Pass defense 72nd 232.7 yds
Rush offense 31st 215.4 Rush defense 83rd 181.1 yds
Yards per play 29th 6.27 yds Yards per play allowed 86th 5.9 yds
Scoring offense 20th 37.2 pts Scoring defense 84th 30 pts
Total offense 54th 421.9 yds Total defense 78th 413.8 yds
3rd down conversions 4th 50.35% 3rd down conversions allowed 91st 41.61%
Long passing plays 90th 78 plays total Long passing plays allowed 93rd 95 plays total
Long rushing plays 66th 52 plays total Long rushing plays allowed 66th 54 plays total
Turnovers lost 3rd 7 Turnovers attained 4th 24
Sacks allowed 31st 1.5/gm Sacks 95th 1.7/gm
TFL allowed 24th  4.7/gm TFL 80th 5.6/gm

Indiana on offense, michigan on defense

Indiana offense Rnk. Avg. Michigan defense Rnk. Avg.
Pass offense 44th 255.4 yds Pass defense 1st 116 yds
Rush offense 82nd 155.6 yds Rush defense 13th 103.5 yds
Yards per play 85th 5.46 yds Yards per play allowed 1st 3.82 yds
Scoring offense 78th 27.6 pts Scoring defense 3rd 12.9 pts
Total offense 64th 411 yds Total defense 1st 219.8 yds
3rd down conversions 44th 41.83% 3rd down conversions allowed 9th 28.24%
Long passing plays 72nd 88 plays total Long passing plays allowed 1st 43 plays total
Long rushing plays 82nd 49 plays total Long rushing plays allowed 18th 34 plays total
Turnovers lost 97th 18 Turnovers attained 71st 14
Sacks allowed 77th 2.3/gm Sacks 16th 2.9/gm
TFL allowed 51st 5.5/gm TFL 26th 7.1/gm

special teams/other

Michigan Rank Avg. Indiana Rank Avg.
Opponent kick returns 34th 18.8 yds Kick returns 113th 17.76 yds
Kick returns 46th 21.35 yds Opponent kick returns 124th 25.07 yds
Punting 4th 48.29 yds Punt returns 48th 10.57 yds
Punt returns 47th 10.68 yds Punting 95th 39.3 yds
Field Goals 78th 68.8% Field Goals 17th 86.7%
Penalties 106th 68.7 yds/gm Opponent penalties 14th 68.1 yds/gm
Opponent penalties 103rd 47.6 yds/gm Penalties 79th 58.7 yds/gm
Time of possession 4th 34:35.70/gm Time of possession 80th 29:20.10/gm

CONCLUSIONS

There’s very few things that Indiana is great at. The best thing, of course, is the ability to create turnovers on the defensive side of the ball. But, the high-flying, run-based offense of years past has been replaced by a more traditional look with Peyton Ramsey under center. The Hoosiers do have the 44th-rated passing attack, which means it’s well above average, but aside from that, Indiana is near the lower third of nearly every other category.

There’s no statistical advantage that Indiana seems to have over Michigan at this point, save for, potentially, penalties.

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