Michigan ranks first in the Big Ten in total defense through three games and 10th nationally in rushing defense, allowing only 80 yards per game.
This weekend Michigan hosts Utah (2-0), a team that has put up 115 points in its two games this season.
The Wolverines held Miami (OH) to eight first downs, but it wasn’t a particularly impressive win against a RedHawks team that has lost 19 straight.
The Wolverines probably won’t be able to quiet recent concerns against the RedHawks, even with a victory. Miami (OH) has lost 18 straight games.
Hoke dismissed concerns about the Big House not filling up for Saturday’s game against Miami (Ohio).
Michigan head coach Brady Hoke does not appreciate the criticism Gardner has received in the wake of the loss to Notre Dame.
The Wolverines held Notre Dame to 54 yards rushing — but gave up four touchdowns on four Irish red zone trips and a 47 percent conversion rate on third downs.
See who Dennis Fithian picked to win the weekend’s two biggest matchups — Michigan State vs. Oregon and Michigan vs. Notre Dame.
Devin Gardner didn’t even blink.
The game has featured exciting games, standout players and feuding coaches from schools 150 miles apart that are both coming off easy opening victories.