Michigan State Preview: Stat Chart

MICHIGANValue (Nat. Rank)Value (Nat. Rank)MICHIGAN STATEADV.
Rushing Offense (ypg)232.50 (17)91.29 (8)Rushing Defense (ypg)PUSH
Passing Offense (ypg)186.00 (104)178.86 (17)Passing Defense (ypg)SSSS
Pass Eff. Offense131.18 (66)102.92 (12)Pass Eff. DefenseSS
Total Offense (ypg)418.50 (55)270.14 (7)Total Defense (ypg)SS
Scoring Offense (ppg)33.38 (37)15.71 (14)Scoring Defense (ppg)S
Rushing Defense (ypg)148.17 (55)144.00 (84)Rushing Offense (ypg)M
Passing Defense (ypg)134.83 (3)236.29 (59)Passing Offense (ypg)MM
Pass Eff. Defense103.47 (14)111.77 (108)Pass Eff. OffenseMMMM
Total Defense (ypg)283.00 (10)380.29 (80)Total Offense (ypg)MMM
Scoring Defense (ppg)17.50 (23)21.00 (102)Scoring Offense (ppg)MMMM
Net Punting Yards36.37 (71)7.15 (76)Punt Return YardsPUSH
Punt Return Yards11.57 (30)38.70 (38)Net Punting YardsPUSH
Kickoff Return Yards22.45 (48)26.23 (115)Kickoff Return DefenseMMM
Kickoff Return Defense22.30 (82)22.28 (52)Kickoff Return YardsS
Turnover Margin-0.50 (88)0.29 (44)Turnover MarginSS
Penalty Yds /Gm50.50 (51)60.30 (83)Penalty Yds /GmM
Sacks /Gm1.33 (95)1.43 (40)Sacks Allowed /GmSS
Sacks Allowed /Gm0.83 (13)0.86 (111)Sacks /GmMMMM
Redzone Off. (%)87.50 (29)88.24 (100)Redzone Def. (%)MMMM
Redzone Def. (%)82.35 (68)87.50 (29)Redzone Off. (%)S
Redzone TD %58.33 (73)35.29 (8)Redzone TD Def. %SSS
Redzone TD Def. %47.06 (20)54.17 (87)Redzone TD %MMM
3rd Down Conv. %52.50 (9)29.41 (10)3rd Down Def. %PUSH
3rd Down Def. %35.37 (43)37.07 (92)3rd Down Conv. %MM
1st Downs /Gm19.30 (85)14.90 (7)1st Downs Allowed /GmSSS
1st Downs Allowed /Gm16.20 (13)20.00 (77)1st Downs /GmMMM
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• I'm calling it right now...Norfleet returns a kickoff for a touchdown. Mark it dude.

• You can see from the chart, Michigan State has some work to do on offense. TE Dion Sims is rumored to not be available for Saturday with an injury. If that's the case, even more pressure will be put on Le'Veon Bell and the 84th ranked MSU rushing offense. Michigan's defense is trending upwards in total yards given up ever since the Alabama game.

• Offensively, Michigan does not match up well against MSU's pass defense. While Denard has looked improved the last couple of games, the pass defense seems to be the biggest strength of Michigan State coming into this game.

• Also trending in the right direction is Michigan's turnover ratio. It's probably not where anyone would like it to be, but it is improving. Two weeks ago the margin was -1.75 (114). There's many stats trending upwards, I suppose playing Purdue and especially Illinois only helped in that regard. Nice to see a lot of multiple Ms up there though.

• One stat not trending upwards is penalty yards per game. Going into a very physical game like this, it will be interesting to see how penalties impact both teams.