Despite the fact Michigan gave up 200 rushing yards and three touchdowns on the ground against Army in Week 2, Wolverines defensive line coach Don Brown is confident Michigan will do much better against the potent Wisconsin rushing attack this Saturday.
Actually, it’s safe to say Brown is very, very confident.
Brown: the notion that Michigan’s d-line can’t hold up against Wisconsin’s run game is “a bunch of crap”
— Aria Gerson (@aria_gerson) September 9, 2019
In Brown’s defense, Michigan has held its two opponents to a combined 3.0 yards per carry. This past Saturday against Army, the Black Knights posted 61 rushing attempts, so while they did hit the 200-yard mark on the ground, Army averaged under 3.3 yards per carry.
Wisconsin’s rushing attack will be another animal, though, as the Badgers have nearly gone for 200 rushing yards in each of their first two games. Wisconsin posted 234 yards on the ground at South Florida in Week 1 and then carved up Central Michigan for 199 rushing yards Saturday.
Through two games, Wisconsin has recorded 433 yards on the ground and nine touchdowns with a 5.0 yards per carry average.
No. 10 Michigan will visit No. 14 Wisconsin at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday.