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 secondary was exposed as a weakness – again. But unlike past weeks, Michigan’s rush defense wasn’t there to bail it out. The Wolverine ‘D’ allowed more than 500 yards against the Buckeyes, wasting a 38-point offensive performance.
Carr was obviously upset after his tough weekend. He lost a mentor and a friend in Bo Schembechler, and came up short for the fifth time in six games against the rival Buckeyes. But he did his best to put on a strong face for the media.
Shockingly enough, the Ohio State fans were excited for arguably the biggest game in the history of college football’s greatest rivalry. One reporter in the crowd said it was impossible to talk to someone three seats down from him.