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