Michigan’s defense holds Nebraska under 100 yards rushing
Michigan’s defense has allowed just 23 points this season and the first-team defense has allowed just one touchdown, which was scored last week by Rutgers.
Michigan is particularly stout against the run and hasn’t allowed an opponent to rush for more than 100 yards in any game this season.
Yet, In addition to having the best run defense in the Big Ten, Nebraska has the best ground game, in terms of yards per game. Heinrich Haarberg, who started the past two games with Jeff Sims banged up has had a pair of explosive touchdown runs and is averaging more than 100 yards per game on the ground.
At running back, Anthony Grant, last season’s starter, is the No. 1 guy now based on injuries to Gabe Ervin and Rahmir Johnson.
Nebraska’s offensive line is improved, but Michigan’s defense is a different animal. The defensive line and linebackers will own the line of scrimmage and Nebraska will be held under 100 yards rushing.