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12Oct 2018
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Preview: Michigan vs. Wisconsin

RUSH OFFENSE vs. WISCONSIN RUSH DEFENSE

Michigan is #42 in rushing offense (200 yards/game), and the team’s 5.08 yards per carry is #35 nationally. The team is led by Karan Higdon (582 yards, 5.8 yards/carry, 5 TD), who is averaging just over 20 carries per game, which would be the highest number of carries for any running back in over a decade. Backup Chris Evans (172/5.7/2) has missed the last couple games with a hamstring injury, but he should be back this week. Wisconsin is #43 in rushing defense (130 yards allowed/game) and gives up 4.43 yards per carry (tied for #81). The leading tacklers are senior linebackers Ryan Connelly (6’3″, 237 lbs.) and T.J. Edwards (6’1″, 242) with 29 and 26 tackles, respectively. The next two guys on the list are the starting safeties, who have 25 stops each. Edwards (5.5) and Connelly (4.5) also lead the team in tackles for loss. The Badgers have a massive nose tackle in Olive Sagapolu (6’2″, 342), but they have had a terrible rash of injuries at defensive end and will be without starter Isaiahh Loudermilk.
Advantage: Michigan

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11Oct 2018
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Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Tom Brady

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady completed 34/44 passes for 341 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions in a 38-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts.

HONORABLE MENTION

  • Seattle Seahawks DE Frank Clark made 2 tackles, 1 forced fumble, and 1 interception for a 26-yard return in a 33-31 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
  • Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess caught 4 passes for 53 yards in a 33-31 victory over the New York Giants.
  • Philadelphia Eagles DE Brandon Graham made 3 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 pass breakup in a 23-21 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
  • Baltimore Ravens DT Willie Henry made 2 tackles and 1 sack in a 12-9 loss to the Cleveland Browns.
  • Cleveland Browns S Jabrill Peppers made 4 tackles, 2 pass breakups, and 3 punt returns for 23 yards in a 12-9 win over the Ravens.
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