Michigan Monday: Game 12 at Ohio State

Game Notes Nuggets

• Michigan made their first 11-0 start under the head coach Jim Harbaugh. It is the program’s best start since 2006 (11-2) and the third 11-0 start since 1997 (12-0).

• The program’s 13-game conference winning streak matches a similarly long streak from 2003-04. It is the program’s longest since a 16-game Conference winning streak from 1996-98.

• UM ended a perfect 8-0 home season last weekend by beating Illinois on Seniors Day. As of last year, UM has won 15 straight home games, the longest active streak in the Big Ten.

• Quarterbacks JJ McCarthy started his career as a starter with a 10-0 record and had the most wins without a loss with Dennis Franklin (1972) to launch a starting quarterback career in program history.

• UM average 39.4 points per game and concede 11.7 points against each other. Michigan is one of two teams, along with Ohio State (2nd, offense, 10th, defense) ranked in the top 10 on both offense (9th) and defense (2nd).

• Ohio State (+29.5), Michigan (+27.6) and Georgia (+26.7) are the only teams in the country with an average goal margin of over +25 points per game. The same trio – OSU (+325), UM (+304) and Georgia (+300) – are the only teams to have beaten their opponents by over 300 points overall this year.

• UM have scored points (seven touchdowns, two field goals) in nine of 11 ball possession games this season.

• The Michigan defense has forced 43 three-and-outs this season, 15 of them in the last three games. In 11 games, an opponent’s first possession led to 10 possession changes in the second half (five three-and-outs, three punts, one turnover).

• Race back Blake Corum Ranked third in the country in rushing yards (1,457), the highest total by a Wolverine since Denard Robinson’s 2010 season (1,702 yards) and the highest by a UM since Mike Hart’s 2006 junior season (1,562 yards).

• Corum ranks first nationally in total touchdowns (19). He has accumulated 96 first downs for the Wolverine offense, which is the second-highest in the nation. Corum has recorded 22 carries for 15+ yards (tieth fourth, national).

• In eight Big Ten games in 2022, Corum has rushed for 1,222 yards and 12 touchdowns (one received) and averaged 5.8 yards per carry in conference play. In his last 16 Big Ten games (through 2021), Corum has rushed for 1,754 total yards and 15 rushing touchdowns at 5.78 yards per carry.

• PFFCollege credits Corum with 73 missed tackles forced in 245 tumbles this season, the fifth most in the country and second most in the Big Ten (Chase Brown, 74). Corum has 65 fewer carries than Brown.

• The service ranks Corum as the highest-rated player in the FBS in any position, whether offensive or defensive (96.1). His current active streak of eight straight games with more than 100 rushing yards and one plus rushing touchdown is the longest in UM’s last 25 years. Additionally, his 18 rushing touchdowns are two fewer than Hassan Haskins’ record last season.

• In the Michigan record book, Corum has broken the top 10 in rushing yards in a season (ranked ninth). He’s 105 yards away to match his position as coach Mike Hart (2006) for the sixth-biggest single season ever.

• So far this season, the offensive line has paved the way to an average of 5.85 yards per sack-adjusted carry and 6.4 yards per game overall. UM (452.6 yards per game) has beaten their opponents (241.3) by more than 200 yards per game on average.

Opponents have pressured a UM passer 25 times (12 sacks, 13 rush) in 11 games. If the line allows a sack against the starter JJ McCarthyHe averages 4.60 seconds to throw, the ninth most time considering passers with at least 100 dropbacks.

• When McCarthy starts and finishes a drive in Michigan, UM has 38 touchdowns and 21 field goals on 94 possessions, scoring 63 percent of the drives. In his 10 starts, the team has scored with him on 47 of 51 red-zone trips (92.1 percent) on the field, scoring 38 touchdowns in the process.

• Tight end Luke Schonmacher entered the 2022 season after never catching more than three passes in a game but had four or more catches in four of his last six games played. He has set new career highs in catches (nine in Indiana) and yards (72 against Maryland) during conference play.

• UM has high hit rates Jake Moody (122 points) leads the nation in points Blake Corum (114) finished second. The two teammates with the second highest scores are Bijan Robinson (103 points) and Bert Auburn (102 points) from Texas.

• The Wolverine defense is nationally #1 in total defense and second in scoring defense, rushing defense, and pass efficiency defense while third in first downs allowed and passing Defense is fifth.

• No team has grounded for 150 yards against Michigan this season; Nine of eleven teams were held under 300 yards on total offense (Maryland, Illinois). UM has held five of the last seven teams at or under 75 yards with three opponents under 40 yards.

Mike Morris leads the team in TFLs (10.5) and sacks (7.5), and ranks second in the Big Ten and 20th in the latter category nationally. Morris has the #3 pass rush productivity score by PFF (PRP, at least 65 pass rush snapshots) in the Big Ten, a top 30 mark nationally.

• Morris is credited with 35 combined sacks, hits and hastes in true pass rush sets – the fourth most in the conference – on 191 pass rush snaps. The three players with more combined sacks, hits, and rushes than Morris have 233, 308, and 344 pass rush snaps, respectively.

Chris Jenkin ranks second among all FBS defenders with a 16.9 run-stop percentage. Run Stop Percentage is a metric of PFF that measures the percentage of a player’s defensive snaps that result in a stuff on a run play. Mazi Smith (13.5 percent) is also outstanding in this category (19th), making UM the only pair of teammates in the top 20.

• Among players with at least one punt per game (11), Brad Robbin‘ 4.27 second hang time is the best in the country according to PFFCollege. He is one of four players over 4.2 seconds and the only Big Ten player over 4.0 seconds. The average among Big Ten players who meet the same qualifications is 3.74 seconds.

Under Robbins’ leadership, no opponent has recorded a punt return of more than 10 yards since UM played Ohio State in the 2017 season (113 punts).

• Foosball Jake Moody is the third player in Michigan history, after Anthony Thomas (1999-2000) and Tom Harmon (1939-40), to have consecutive 100-point seasons.

• Moody’s 122 points this year is three fewer than his 14-game total in 2021. Desmond Howard (1991, 138 points) is the single-season record holder for points scored.

• Moody’s 65 career field goals is a Michigan record. Another field goal scored would see Moody break his tie for a season’s record held by Remy Hamilton (1994, 25 FGM).

• Moody is the second highest scoring kicker in program history (330 career points), good for third place all-time. Only Anthony Thomas (336 points) and Garrett Rivas (354 points) have scored more points in their respective Michigan Football careers.