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.
The defense made last week’s poor showing against Ball State a distant memory. It held a solid Indiana offense to a season-low 131 yards on offense, including just 26 on the ground. That brings the season average to 30 yards per game.
Carr was thrilled after the game, and why not? He’s steered Michigan to an 11-0 record heading into the biggest game any of us have ever seen. Now it’s time for Lloyd and his staff to get down to business gameplanning for OSU.
If it were up to us at the Daily, Indiana would lose its certification as a public institution. Saturday’s showing was atrocious. Michigan fans drowned out Indiana fans from the opening snap, and by game’s end, it was like a home game.