Thursday, July 13, 2006

The Real problem

The real problem last year was Michigan's offense not the defense as so widely stated by the media. Why?:

-> Held Notre Dame to it's LOWEST point total for all of 2005 at 17.
-> ND was pretty consistently high scoring before/after us aside from the Fiesta Bowl.
-> ND offensive average was 38.18 pts/game, we held them to 17.

-> Only allowed 23pts against high flying Wisconsin (yes Wisconsin)
-> Wisc's offensive average was 35.33 pts/game, we held them to 23.

-> Held Minnesota to it's 2nd lowest point total of the year.
-> Minnesota's offensive average was 36.18 pts/game, we held them to 23.
-> Minnesota scored 31 points against the tough OSU defense.

-> Held PSU to it's 3rd lowest point total of the year.
-> PSU's offensive average was 35.18 pts/game, we held them to 25.

-> Held high-flying Northwestern to it's 2nd highest point total of the year. They were averaging 37.14 pts/game BEFORE they played us.
-> Northwestern scored 29 points against the tough PSU defense, we held them to 17.

-> Held OSU to it's 3rd lowest point total of the year behind 2 stalwart defenses, PSU and Texas

7 Comments:

At 10:04 AM, Anonymous colintj said...

you might want to take possessions into account in determining exactly how good the defense was. brian @ mgoblog has speculated (and it sounds right to me) that we tended to play games with fewer than average possessions, thus depressing the scoring averages overall.

t

 
At 10:04 AM, Anonymous colintj said...

you might want to take possessions into account in determining exactly how good the defense was. brian @ mgoblog has speculated (and it sounds right to me) that we tended to play games with fewer than average possessions, thus depressing the scoring averages overall.

t

 
At 10:05 AM, Anonymous colintj said...

you might want to take possessions into account in determining exactly how good the defense was. brian @ mgoblog has speculated (and it sounds right to me) that we tended to play games with fewer than average possessions, thus depressing the scoring averages overall.

 
At 10:05 AM, Anonymous colintj said...

you might want to take possessions into account in determining exactly how good the defense was. brian @ mgoblog has speculated (and it sounds right to me) that we tended to play games with fewer than average possessions, thus depressing the scoring averages overall.

 
At 10:05 AM, Anonymous colintj said...

damnit. that was not on purpose.

 
At 10:24 AM, Blogger Ed said...

Good point. I think my main point was to highlight a few facts that should lead toward the conclusion that the defense was not as bad as the media and/or most people tend to believe. It's always easy to blame the very last thing that happened as the problem. (such as Wisconsin scoring on their last drive of the game)

 
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