Thursday, November 16, 2006

Ohio State-Michigan Game Notes

From the greatest production of the MGoBlue website on a weekly basis, some highlights from this week's edition of Game Notes.

  • The Wolverines hold a 57-39-6 advantage in the all-time series and have compiled a 6-4 record in the last 10 meetings between the two schools.
  • U-M has a 27-21-2 record in Columbus and is 21-20-1 at Ohio Stadium.
  • Head coach Lloyd Carr has a 6-5 record against the Buckeyes, including a 2-3 mark in Columbus.
  • The Wolverines received 1,513 votes in the coaches poll and 1,561 votes in the AP poll, including a first-place vote in both polls. This is the highest the Wolverines have been ranked in the AP poll since U-M claimed the 1997 Associated Press national title.
  • This Saturday, Michigan will play its 365th game when ranked in the top 10 of the Associated Press national poll. The Wolverines have compiled a 271-83-10 all-time record
    (.758) when listed in the AP top 10; head coach Lloyd Carr has a 47-18 record. This season, Michigan is 8-0 while rated in the top 10.
  • Carr has had great success against top 10-ranked foes during his career, posting a 16-6 mark against Associated Press top 10 squads and an 8-2 record against top five teams. He began his coaching tenure with nine straight victories over top 10-ranked teams.
  • Carr is 6-2 on the road against top 10 teams.
  • The Wolverines enter the Columbus looking to claim their league-leading 43rd conference
    crown and sixth during Lloyd Carr’s tenure as head coach. U-M’s 42 conference championships are the most of any college football prgram in any conference across the country. The Wolverine football program is the only Big Ten team in any sport to win a conference title in each decade.
  • U-M leads the nation in rushing defense this season, yielding 29.9 yards per contest to the
    opposition. The Wolverines held their first four opponents to less than 50 yards rushing, the first time that U-M accomplished that feat during head coach Lloyd Carr’s tenure. Michigan has held 10 of its 11 opponents to under 60 rushing yards, including nine under 50, five under 25 and two to negative rushing yards.
  • Michigan’s defense heads to Columbus as the toughest to crack on third down this season.
    The Wolverines lead the nation in third down defense. U-M has allowed the opposition to convert just 25 percent of its third-down chances (39-156).
I could go on and on, but there is a ton of great stuff there. It's an excellent read to get you up to speed.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michigan is 5-5 in the last 10 against OSU, not 6-4, unfortunately.

Fri Nov 17, 08:44:00 PM  

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