Originally written on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 11/15/14
Michigan Football will open the Big Ten season at Purdue on Saturday afternoon. Kick off is scheduled for 4pm with TV coverage on the Big Ten Network. You can read my complete game preview here: Michigan Football at Purdue, for the extra points read on.
Jordan Kovacs needs 4 tackles to become the 15th player and first defensive back in school history to join the 300 tackle club.
Denard Robinson ranks third in the Big Ten and is tied for 16th in the nation in rushing, averaging 110.3 yards per game.
Robinson leads the B1G in total offense (319 yards per game).
Dating back to last season, linebacker Desmond Morgan has tallied at least seven tackles and a tackle-for-loss in five consecutive outings. Through three games in 2012, Morgan has tallied 22 tackles, including 2.0 TFLs.
Dennis Norfleet ranks second in the Big Ten in kick return average (24.1).
Will Hagerup leads the Big Ten in punting (49.0).
Senior defensive end Craig Roh has started a team-high 42 consecutive games. He has compiled 11 tackles this season.
Michigan leads the Big Ten and ranks 9th nationally in pass defense.
Michigan is last in the Big Ten and 114th nationally in turnover margin.
So far this season, the Michigan defense has registered just 3 sacks. That is good for last in the Big Ten and 116th nationally.
Purdue’s defensive tackle Kawaan Short leads the Big Ten with 7 TFLs.
ESPNs accuscore projects Michigan to pull out a 30-28 victory. Teamrankings.com has Michigan winning 31-28. numberFire likes the Wolverines to win 29-23.
Per his twitter account, Sophomore cornerback Blake Countess had successful surgery on his ACL
Brady Hoke was asked during his weekly radio segment on 97.1 why he doesn’t wear a headset more often on the sidelines. “It is overrated,” Hoke said. “You ever watch guys on headsets? They don’t say a word. This gives me an opportunity to coach kids during the course of a game. The game is a mental game. It’s a game of emotion and enthusiasm, a game of teaching. No. 1, not wearing a headset, I get to teach on the sideline, and I get to be a real part of it. The other thing is, I do know what the calls are, because there’s a guy standing right behind me who tells me every call that’s going in.”
Junior defensive tackle Nathan Brink suffered an undisclosed injury in practice and is out indefinitely.
Devin Gardner has a touchdown reception in 3 of Michigan’s 4 games this season.
The 20 point threshold: Under Brady Hoke, Michigan is 13-0 when they score 20 points or more and 0-4 when they do not.
Sophomore linebacker Jake Ryan is third on the team with 25 tackles, tied for first with 3 pass break ups and has recorded 2 tackles for loss.
This will be the 58th meeting between Michigan and Purdue. The Wolverines lead the series with a 43-14 record against the Boilers.
Denard Robinson and freshman tight end Devin Funchess lead the Wolverines with five 20+-yard plays each, wide receiver Devin Gardner has three plays of 20+yards.
Denard Robinson needs 226 rushing yards to pass Antwaan Randle El and become the Big Ten’s career rushing leader by a quarterback.
Sophomore Raymon Taylor has started the last two games at cornerback. “When you’re a starter, you got to make plays,” Taylor said. “And when you’re number is called, you got to make plays.” In his two starts, Taylor has recorded 4 tackles and an interception.
Related articles
Big Ten Footabll week 6 previews and predictions
ALDS Preview: Detroit Tigers vs Oakland A’s
Michigan Football All-Time 10 Best Running Backs
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Josh Hamilton facing one-year suspension

Report: Eagles, Jets will make trade for Marcus Mariota

Cam Newton not a person of interest in night club shooting

Should Texans consider moving on from Arian Foster?

Dice-K begins comeback bid, makes first start in Japan

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Teams think Suh to Dolphins is ‘done' deal

Adrian Peterson still has ‘concerns’ about Vikings

LSU S blasts Tigers fans for leaving game early

Nobody’s safe in the NFL and nothing is sacred

UMass to retire jersey in honor of John Calipari

Houston Texans are moving on from Andre Johnson

Marijuana and MLB's Joint Drug Agreement

Twelve unlikely players who could be NCAA Tourney heroes

WATCH: CP3 goes nuts after DeAndre Jordan doesn't shoot

WATCH: Ridiculous foul called on Penn State

WATCH: Westbrook throws down huge dunk in return

Cowboys hang out at Duke game, pose with funny poster

Report: Peyton Manning's contract incentives tied to Super Bowl

Bean responds to Murphy's homosexuality comments

Haynesworth to Suh: Skins ‘took my love away from the game’

Five teams that should consider signing JaVale McGee

MLB local streaming is unlikely for Opening Day

Ronaldo sends his hair stylist to check on his wax figure monthly

College Football News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Pot and MLB's Joint Drug Agreement

Unlikely NCAA Tourney heroes

Every starting QB ranked by mobility

WATCH: CP3 goes nuts

UFC must make Rousey vs. Cyborg happen

Suh to Dolphins a 'done' deal?

Why haven't brands shown love to James Harden?

Nobody’s safe in the NFL and nothing is sacred

Tim Lincecum’s last best chance

Ten most underrated players in the NBA

Stevens: LeBron looks like the MVP

Spiller: EJ Manuel learned not to be 'buddy buddy' with everyone

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.