Prevuein' Purdue: A statistical breakdown

MICHIGANValue (Nat. Rank)Value (Nat. Rank)PURDUEADV.
Rushing Offense (ypg)184.50 (45)106.50 (23)Rushing Defense (ypg)P
Passing Offense (ypg)209.25 (89)248.00 (81)Passing Defense (ypg)Push
Pass Eff. Offense121.63 (92)112.74 (32)Pass Eff. DefensePPP
Total Offense (ypg)393.75 (74)354.50 (43)Total Defense (ypg)P
Scoring Offense (ppg)28.50 (59)20.75 (39)Scoring Defense (ppg)P
Rushing Defense (ypg)182.00 (88)201.50 (32)Rushing Offense (ypg)PP
Passing Defense (ypg)154.50 (9)262.00 (43)Passing Offense (ypg)M
Pass Eff. Defense114.05 (34)143.17 (42)Pass Eff. OffensePush
Total Defense (ypg)336.50 (32)463.50 (38)Total Offense (ypg)Push
Scoring Defense (ppg)23.00 (53)42.50 (13)Scoring Offense (ppg)PP
Net Punting Yards36.77 (69)6.13 (84)Punt Return YardsPush
Punt Return Yards5.00 (91)36.56 (75)Net Punting YardsPush
Kickoff Return Yards23.35 (40)20.82 (62)Kickoff Return DefenseM
Kickoff Return Defense23.75 (98)21.55 (61)Kickoff Return YardsP
Turnover Margin-1.75 (114).50 (39)Turnover MarginPPP
Penalty Yds /Gm55.50 (70)42.80 (36)Penalty Yds /GmP
Sacks /Gm.75 (116)2.00 (T-67)Sacks Allowed /GmPP
Sacks Allowed /Gm1.25 (33)2.75 (25)Sacks /GmPush
Redzone Off. (%)78.57 (78)71.43 (29)Redzone Def. (%)PP
Redzone Def. (%)80.00 (59)89.47 (27)Redzone Off. (%)P
Redzone TD %57.14 (73)50.00 (38)Redzone TD Def. %P
Redzone TD Def. %46.67 (32)78.95 (11)Redzone TD %P
3rd Down Conv. %46.94 (32)42.19 (84)3rd Down Def. %MM
3rd Down Def. %43.86 (93)58.46 (3)3rd Down Conv. %PPPP
1st Downs /Gm19.00 (87)18.80 (T-47)1st Downs Allowed /GmPP
1st Downs Allowed /Gm18.80 (T-47)23.80 (T-32)1st Downs /GmPush
Difference > 20 in national rank = Team
Difference > 40 in national rank = TeamTeam
Difference > 60 in national rank = TeamTeamTeam
Difference > 80 in national rank = TeamTeamTeamTeam

Stats bullets!
• I've been doing these stats previews for a while now and I've never seen Michigan trail so badly in so many categories. Chalk this up to Michigan having played who they've played, and Purdue having played Western Kentucky, Eastern Michigan and Marshall. Notre Dame is a common opponent which both Purdue and Michigan have lost to.

• Redzone is where Michigan typically shines statistically. Not so much after two weeks ago.

• Michigan needs to get the turnover margin up, and put a lot more pressure on opposing QBs. Those are two stats that need to change quickly.

• Defensive stats are actually not bad considering we've played Alabama and Air Force. Rushing defense rank should start to creep back up hopefully.