Michigan’s defense was caught probably looking ahead to Ohio State last weekend against Indiana. Did the Hoosiers do anything that the Buckeyes can replicate?
What happened in the red zone? Bad execution? Bad play calls?
Two sacks on the first drive set the tone for another smothering outing from Don Brown’s defense.
After a little struggling in the middle two quarters, the run game eventually hammered Penn State into submission.
You’ve seen the numbers. The film confirms Michigan’s domination over the Spartan offense.
The good? Nearly 200 yards rushing against the S&P No. 1 rush defense. The bad? Shea Patterson nearly turned the ball over a few more times.
SMU devoted tons of resources to stuffing the run, stifling early Michigan drives. Enter Shea Patterson, who punished the Mustangs through the air.
Unlike the offense versus the Bronco defense, the defense had a challenge. 42 points a week ago, two strong running backs, a future NFL lineman and some playmakers stood in the way. The defense still dominated.
Michigan struggled with a number of constraint plays Minnesota rolled out on Saturday. Here I break down a few more.
Michigan had a hard time against a screen pass Minnesota deployed a few times in the first half.
Minnesota used play action well to catch Michigan off-guard and get receivers open on short routes. Let's take a look.
We break down every one of Jake Ryan's defensive snaps to see how he is handling the transition to the middle of the defense.
In this post, we take a look at Ohio State's two-back offense, and how it threatens defenses in multiple ways.
In this post, we look at how Nebraska attacked Michigan's Cover 1 defense last year, and what Michigan needs to do to fix their problems if they want to be able to defend the speed option from Cover 1 this year.