The Michigan Daily football writers break down the weekend’s stats that don’t show up in the boxscore. The defense-o-meter measures the intensity of the defense, the Carr-o-meter judges Lloyd Carr’s demeanor following the game and the hypemeter measures the fans’ game performance.

Morgan Morel
Morgan Morel
Morgan Morel

DEFENse-O-METER: 2/4 LaMarr Woodleys

Consider it a wake-up call for Michigan’s previously inpenetrable defense. Up 21 in the fourth, the Wolverines’ defense relaxed and nearly got burned. Overall, the Gophers finished with 323 yards of total offense.

CARR-O-METER: 2/4 Lloyd Carrs

Carr didn’t seem elated after the game, but that might have been sheer grumpiness thanks to the 8 p.m. kickoff. His comments were more upbeat, and he seemed genuinely happy to bring the Brown Jug back.

HYPEMETER: 1/4 Student T-shirts

What a waste of a dome. On the two or three plays that Minnesota’s fans got up for, the building shook. But the rest of the game was played in virtual silence. And Minnesota’s students all left the stadium early in the fourth.

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