Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Defensive Rankings

With one quarter of the regular season in the books, Coach "E" has his defense playing at a very high level. Consider the following:

  • The Wolverines lead the nation in rushing defense, yielding an average of 20.7 yards per game. Each of Michigan's three opponents failed to score a rushing touchdown. In three games, Michigan's opponents have run the ball 64 times for a total of 62 yards.
  • Michigan is second in the nation in turnover margin this season behind only USC. Michigan has 10 forced turnovers with six fumble recoveries and 4 interceptions for an average of 2.67 per game.
  • LaMarr Woodley is tied for sixth in the nation with four (4) sacks.
  • Alan Branch is tied for fifth in the nation in forced fumbles per game as he has caused two fumbles in three games.

Go Blue!

*Note: Photo of Alan Branch (80) and LaMarr Woodley (56) by John T. Greilick/The Detroit News

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