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Michigan aims to keep its unblemished record going.
On Saturday, No. 19 Michigan welcomes Rutgers to The Big House in an unusual Big Ten opener with undefeated teams. Even though the Wolverines were 2-4 last season, a 3-0 start in 2021 college football for them isn’t entirely surprising. However, as we approach the last weekend of September, Rutgers comes as a bit of a surprise.
For the first time since 2012, Rutgers has opened the season with a three-game winning streak. It was the Scarlet Knights’ last season as Big East members when they went 9-4.
Rutgers’ history against the Scarlet Knights indicates the Knights won’t get off to a 4-0 start this season. Rutgers and Michigan have met seven times since Rutgers joined the Big Ten, with the Wolverines dominating since Jim Harbaugh took over in the last season of Lloyd Carr’s tenure at Michigan. Under Harbaugh, Michigan had a 256-37 advantage in the first five encounters. Even though the game was considerably closer the year before, Michigan prevailed in triple overtime, 48-42, against Rutgers.
Need to know: Michigan vs. Rutgers
The Wolverines run all over teams: Michigan is the national leader in rushing yards during a normal college football season. That may be the case by the conclusion of the 2021 season, but not at the moment. As of this week, the Wolverines lead the country in running yards per game with 350.3, almost 15 more than Florida, which is in second place. With their 15 rushing touchdowns, the Wolverines are also the nation’s best. They are also fourth in yards per carry, averaging 7.15 yards.
Corum and Haskins have been a one-two punch, with Corum acting as the smaller, big-play back and Haskins playing the traditional battering ram position. Corum has 48 carries for 407 yards and seven touchdowns, while Haskins has 49 for 281 yards and four scores. Despite sitting on big leads late in games, Michigan has ran the ball on 74.5 percent of its offensive plays this season, which is an accurate representation of the team’s character.
Michigan has been the most efficient team in the nation. Football is all about scoring and allowing points, and that’s what matters most. The Wolverines have been the most efficient team in the nation per drive, according to KenPom. Michigan’s offense averages 4.52 points per drive, good for third in the country, while the defense surrenders 0.77 points per drive, good for ninth. For the first time in the nation, the Navy has a net difference of 3.75 points per drive, 0.52 points greater than the Army, which is in second place.
With an average yardage per play of only 4.85, Rutgers is ranked 107th in the country. However, the Knights average 41 points a game, which places them 21st nationally. How could a team that has had trouble moving the ball score so many points in such a short time? They profit from lapses in concentration. The Knights go into the week with the top turnover margin in the country, a +8 advantage. They’ve forced eight turnovers and haven’t made a single turnover themselves. To have a chance of pulling off an upset on Saturday, they’ll have to keep playing like this.
Watching Michigan vs. Rutgers in real-time
Time: September 25th, 2017 | Date: The time difference is one hour and thirty minutes (ET).
Ann Arbor, Michigan’s Michigan Stadium is where it all happens.
television station: ABC; live stream provider: fuboTV (Try it for free).
Picks and predictions for the Michigan-Rutgers game.
Forced turnovers may be considered a talent in and of itself. In terms of fumbles, statistics indicate that a lot of luck is involved. It’s a coin flip every time the ball lands on the grass to see who gets it back. Therefore, ideally, the more turnovers you cause, the greater the number of recoveries you’ll have. However, Rutgers has forced six fumbles on defense so far this season and has recovered each one. Amazing, but it’s also lucky, and I doubt Rutgers will be able to inflict the same damage on Michigan as it has done on Syracuse, Syracuse University, and the University of Delaware. Rutgers shouldn’t provide much of a challenge for the Wolverines, who have been one of the better teams in the nation so far this season. Michigan is the most likely to win (-18.5)
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