Observations on the win over Indiana,
Michigan converted 6 red zone opportunities for 34 points; Indiana converted 3 red zone trips for 10 points. Michigan scored 14 points off two Hoosier turnovers, and Indiana comes up empty on the lone Gardner interception.
Offense gained 20 first downs, and 404 net yards. Devin Gardner was 22 of 29 for 224 yards and 2 TDs with one interception. Drake Johnson came in with 16 carries for 122 yards, and 2 TDs; he is the first Wolverine running back to gain 100 yards since Fitz Touissaint in last year's Indiana game. Amara Darboh caught 9 for 107 yards and a TD, Devin Funchess caught 7 passes for 47 yards, and Keith Heitzman caught a 6 yarder for a TD. Michigan had 184 net yards rushing, and were 6 of 13 in 3rd down conversions. A 7 minute time of possession advantage resulted in 12 more offensive plays for the Wolverines. Antonio Allen had 10 tackles for the Hoosiers.
Defense was led by Jake Ryan with 11 tackles with two for loss, Joe Bolden had 9 tackles including a sack, and Brennan Beyer had 8 tackles including a sack. Ryan Glasgow and Bryan Mone forced Hoosier fumbles. Indiana could only muster 10 first downs and 188 net yards in offense while going 3 for 13 in 3rd down conversions. Tevin Coleman had 108 yards on 27 carries, and a fumble that we converted into a TD. The longest play of the game for the Hoosiers was the late 39 yard interception that resulted in a red zone with no points.
Special Teams got the edge with two field goals by Matt Wile while Indiana hit one of two. We did give up 135 yards in return yardage, but not enough to hurt us. Dymonte Thomas did not dress for the game.
Bring on Northwestern! We have a change to be a 5-5 football team heading into the final two games if successful in Evanston! Go Blue!
Box Score and Player Participation Highlights Post Game Press Conference
Observations on the first half with Indiana
Press Conference for Indiana on October 27 Brady Hoke on October 29