Nov 27, 2012

Selection Snapshot: Michigan Wolverines

After a BCS at-large berth in 2011, the Wolverines remain in the upper tier of the conference in 2012. Their four losses have come to the nation’s #1, #2 and #14 teams, as well as a team ranked #4 in the current Associated Press poll. Those opponents have a combined record of 45-3.

Record: 8-4

Record vs. Bowl-Eligible Teams (6-6 or better):
5-3*

Key Wins:
vs. Michigan State (12-10), vs. Northwestern (38-31)

Key Losses:
@ Ohio State (26-21), @ Nebraska (23-9)

Last Bowl Appearance:
2012 Sugar Bowl vs. Virginia Tech

Last Orlando Bowl Appearance:
2008 Capital One Bowl vs. Florida

* – Michigan’s other loss came to 12-0 Ohio State.


Top Players:

  • Denard Robinson, QB: 1319 passing yards, 1166 rushing yards, 9 total touchdowns
  • Devin Gardner, QB: 1005 passing yards, 8 touchdowns, 177.5 rating in four games as starter
  • Roy Roundtree, WR: 553 receiving yards, 3 total touchdowns
  • Brendan Gibbons, K, 14/16 FG made, 44/44 PAT made


Series Records vs. Possible Opponents:

vs. Alabama: 2-2, last meeting 9/1/2012 – lost 41-14
vs. Georgia: 1-1, last meeting 10/2/1965 – lost 15-7
vs. LSU: No previous meetings
vs. South Carolina: 1-1, last meeting 9/21/1985 — won 35-3
vs. Texas A&M: 2-1, last meeting 12/28/1995 – lost 22-20

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