Where It Ranks: Michigan After Week Twelve

Where It Ranks: Michigan After Week Twelve

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Where It Ranks: Michigan After Week Twelve

It wasn’t pretty, but a win is a win is a win is a win. And win is what Michigan managed to do on Saturday, holding off a confident Indiana Hoosiers team that always plays the Wolverines tough.

Let’s take a look at where the team stands in the national rankings across the board after Week Twelve.

Offense

The Wolverines accumulated a season-high 507 yards on Saturday, including 250 yards passing and 257 yards rushing.

Total offense:

47th (+7), average of 429.6 yards-per-game.

Scoring offense:

24th (-4), average of 36.6 points-per-game.

Passing offense:

87th, average of 210.5 yards-per-game.

Shea Patterson is 19th (-3) in the country in completion percentage with 65.9% and 17th in the nation with a passer rating of 157.74. He is 20th in yards-per-attempt with 8.5. He only attempts 23.2 throws per game, which is 84th nationally.

Rushing offense:

23rd (+8), average of 219.18 yards-per-game. Karan Higdon is 13th nationally, averaging 110.6 yards-per-game.

Defense

Michigan had its worst day of the year defensively by a country mile, allowing Indiana a season-high 385 yards, including 195 yards passing and 190 yards rushing.

Here’s where Michigan ranks defensively.

Total defense:

1st, average 234.8 (+15 yards) yards-per-game allowed.

Michigan is 11th (-2) in third down conversion rate allowed, allowing teams to convert at 31.08% and is 71st (+30) on fourth downs, allowing 52.63% of conversion attempts.

Michigan is 32nd (-6) nationally with 76 tackles for loss and 19th (-3) in sacks with 31 on the season.

Scoring defense:

4th (+1), average 13.5 points-per-game allowed.

Michigan is 128th (-2), however, allowing teams to score 94.74% of the time in the red zone.

Passing defense:

1st, average 123.2 (+7.2 yards) yards-per-game allowed.

Michigan is 1st nationally, allowing 49 passing plays over 10 yards.

Rushing defense:

14th (-1), average 111.64 yards-per-game allowed.

Michigan is 21st (-3) nationally, allowing 39 rushing plays of 10 yards or more.

Special Teams

Here’s where the team ranks in special teams:

Kickoffs:

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30th, allowing 18.8 yards per opponent kickoff return.

Punting:

3rd (+1), punting for an average of 48.29 yards, and 63rd (+2) in returns allowed, allowing an average of 7.87 yards-per-return.

Kick returns:

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58th, returning kicks an average of 20.64 yards.

Punt returns:

Michigan is 52nd (-2), averaging 10.37 yards-per-return.

Field goals:

44th, with a completion rate of 77.3% (17 made, 5 missed). Jake Moody, in playing for Quinn Nordin, set a school record with 6 made field goals in a game. In PAT, Michigan is 60th, having missed one of 47 attempts.

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