Michigan’s defense is the best in college football
Michigan needs to prove it against some elite quarterbacks, but right now, no defense looks better than the Wolverines.
Nebraska might not have a great passing attack. But the Huskers came into Saturday’s game rushing for 243 yards per game. That’s another category that the Huskers led the Big Ten.
But take out the 74-yard touchdown run by Josh Fleeks in garbage time when the Wolverines led 45-0, and Nebraska mustered just 32 yards on 20 carries. Nebraska tried to run with the quarterback and managed one 16-yard gain. That was about it.
Anthony Grant and the other Nebraska running backs went nowhere. Michigan’s defensive line just can’t be moved and the Wolverines were without one of their best players — Mason Graham.
Imagine that defensive front at full strength? It was lights out Saturday and the first-team defense has still allowed just one touchdown all season. Michigan has surrendered just 13 first-half points, which is less than three first half-points per game.
U-M is allowing six points per game for the season and frankly, it’s a privilege to watch that Michigan defense work.