Run defense has been sensational in the B1G this season. Apparently Michigan wanted to get in on the action.

Wisconsin, Penn State, Michigan State and Ohio State have received much of the attention through the first half of the season for their ability to slow down the run game and really force teams to be one-dimensional. Over the last three weeks, though, Don Brown’s unit has been on par with those other four programs.

According to a graphic posted by Michigan Football on Twitter, the Wolverines have allowed a paltry 111 rushing yards on 102 carries over the last three weeks. Those opponents have included Rutgers, Iowa and Illinois. That’s a 1.09 yards per carry average for opponents.

Below is the graphic posted by Michigan:

So far this season, Michigan has held four of its six opponents to under 70 yards rushing, keeping Middle Tennesse to 67 yards in the season opener. The two exceptions are Army (200) and Wisconsin (359).

Michigan will have another huge test this weekend, traveling to State College to take on Penn State. It will be another challenge for Brown’s run defense, going against a bevy of talented Nittany Lion backs.