Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 10/18/13
Michigan will host Indiana on Saturday at the Big House. Kick off is scheduled for 3:30pm and the game will be televised on the Big Ten Network. For a full game preview click here: Michigan vs Indiana. For the Extra Points, read on. Michigan leads the all-time series with Indiana 52-9 and the Wolverines have won 17 straight games in the series. Michigan has won 18 consecutive home games, the longest active streak among BCS teams. That is also the fourth longest streak in school history. Teamrankings.com projects Michigan to win 38-27. numberFire has the Wolverines winning 33-23. Devin Gardner leads the Big Ten and ranks 28th nationally in total offense (285.8). Devin Funchess (AP Photo/Tony Ding) Devin Funchess is the second tight end in Michigan history to post back-to-back games of 100 yards receiving. Jim Mandich is the only other Michigan tight end to accomplish this feat. Funchess leads all Big Ten tight ends with 19 catches for 408 yards and 4 touchdowns. Jeremy Gallon ranks third on school history with a reception in 32 consecutive games. Jason Avant is second on the all-time list (35) and Braylon Edwards holds the school record (38). Earlier this week, I tackled the issue of why Michigan’s offensive line has struggled and how long until it won’t. Blake Countess is tied for third nationally with 4 interceptions. Jake Ryan returned to action last week and posted three tackles and one tackle for loss. Ryan has notched a tackle for loss in 18 of his 20 career games. Michigan has announced a home and home series with UCLA for the 2022 and 2023 campaigns. So far this season, Michigan has scored on 22 of 25 red zone opportunities, including 19 touchdowns. Michigan ranks 6th in the Big Ten and 34th nationally in third down conversion percentage (47). Michigan is unranked in the AP Poll and sneaks in at #24 in the Coaches Poll. In the loss at Penn State last week, Fitz Toussaint carried the ball 27 times and gained 27 yards. Jeremy Gallon ranks 15th in school history with 1,793 career receiving yards. He needs 125 yards to pass Jack Clancy and move into 14th place. Michigan ranks 86th nationally in turnover margin. The Wolverines rank 9th in the country in rushing defense and 13th in total defense. Indiana leads the Big Ten and ranks 13th nationally in passing offense. Indiana ranks 109th nationally in rushing defense, so it will be interesting to see if Michigan can run the ball this week. The Hoosiers are an up-tempo team they average 77 offensive plays per game. Because of their high-octane philosophy, there are only two teams in the country who have a worse time of possession ranking. Blake Countess was the only Michigan player named to ESPN’s mid-season all-conference team. For more Michigan Football news, recruiting updates and opinion, visit our Michigan Football page If you would like to receive an email notification each time a Michigan Football and/or Basketball story is posted you can fill out the Email Notification Form

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