The Michigan fan-base was woofing it up in September, laughing at the teams on the Michigan State schedule, while thumping their chests about a 3-1 record and "quality losses". They cheered on their newfound Savior, as UM piled on the points against teams like Oregon State and UNLV. As the regular season has ended, we can now take a look back at the entire body-of-work for the teams that were defeated by the Wolverines.
Bottom Line = 45% opponent win percentage
The nine teams that lost to UM went 4-5 last weekend, to finish with a combined 45% winning percentage. As for the Beavers and the Rebels, they turned in season records of 3-9 and 2-10. Here are the rest of the teams that Michigan beat in 2015, listed with their season records in the order they were played:
- 2-10 Oregon State
- 3-9 UNLV
- 9-3 BYU
- 2-9 Maryland
- 10-2 Northwestern
- 5-7 Minnesota
- 4-8 Rutgers
- 6-6 Indiana
- 7-5 Penn State
- 49-59 combined season record (45%)
The "signature wins" for Michigan are Brigham Young and Northwestern. Let's take a quick look at some of the milestones of the season for those two teams:
BRIGHAM YOUNG: Independent team with no conference schedule. Played East Carolina, San Jose State, Cincinnati, Fresno State, Utah State, and Wagner. Split two games against teams that were ranked at the time.
NORTHWESTERN: Lost by 30 to Iowa. Beat Penn State by two points in Evanston. Won by six points over Wisconsin amid controversy in Madison. Beat Eastern Illinois and Ball State in September. Four wins by less than a touchdown.
Seems like the Wolverine fan-base was PREMATURE - - - AGAIN - - - this season with their proclamations of dominance. As if the score "42-13" doesn't say that all by itself.
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