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The Wolverines defense needs to be playing with confidence going into the Big Ten schedule.
The Michigan defense has been solid this year. They have made stops and came up with big plays when necessary.
It's all the more important that they hold the Aztecs to low scoring to build their confidence as they head into the Big Ten schedule.
The Wolverines held Eastern Michigan to three points and just 236 yards. The Wolverines' pass defense limited Eastern Michigan to 29 yards. However, their rush defense gave up 207 yards.
They forced two turnovers and played great on third down, giving up four third downs in 12 chances.
San Diego State can put up points on the ground and through the air, and it all starts with the Wolverines rush defense:
- The Aztecs have scored 49, 23, and 42 points respectively in their three games this season.
- They are averaging 220 yards rushing and 207 yards passing.
- They average 6.4 yards a play.
Those are big numbers. The Aztecs are no FCS team. They have a good quarterback in Ryan Lindley, who is accurate, and a good in running back in Ronnie Hillman, who can make you miss.
Hoke knows that. Let's hope Hoke gets the defense fired up and is ready to key on the Aztecs' tendencies so the Wolverines can have their offense on the field longer than the defense.