#23/#25 Michigan (1-1) vs. #13 Indiana (2-0)
Memorial Stadium • Bloomington, Ind.
Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 • Noon EST
Radio: Michigan/IMG Sports Network
Monday, Nov. 2
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• Michigan has an impressive 19-1 record at Memorial Stadium.
• Joe Milton has completed 64.4 percent of his passes for 525 yards and one TD while gaining 111 rushing yards on 22 carries.
• Josh Ross leads the defense with 17 tackles: nine at Minnesota and eight vs. Michigan State.
• Michigan has not turned the ball over through two games.
• U-M is ninth nationally in fewest sacks allowed (1.0 avg.) and ranks 18th in tackles for loss allowed (4.5 avg.).
Wolverines and Hoosiers
• This will be the 69th meeting between Michigan and Indiana.
• The Wolverines have a 59-9 (.868) advantage in the all-time series. Michigan’s .868 winning percentage against Indiana is the program’s best against any conference school.
• U-M has won 24 straight games against IU and has claimed victories in 39 of the last 40 contests. Michigan’s last setback came in 1987.
• This will be the fourth meeting between Michigan and Indiana in which both teams are ranked in the top 25 of the AP poll. U-M has compiled a 2-1 record in the previous meetings, winning games in 1968 and 1988 and suffering a loss in 1987. The Hoosiers were the higher-ranked team in two of those games (1986, 1987).
Series vs. Indiana: Michigan leads 59-9
Series Streak: Michigan won 24
Last Meeting vs. Indiana: 2019 (Michigan, 39-14)
Last Michigan Win: 2019
FS1 will broadcast the game to a national audience. Joe Davis (play-by-play) and Brock Huard (color) will call the game.
In the Polls
• The Michigan football team enters the Indiana game ranked in the top 25 of the national polls. U-M is listed No. 23 in the Associated Press rankings and No. 25 in the Amway Coaches Poll. Indiana enters the game ranked No. 13 in both polls.
• Michigan finished the 2019 season listed No. 18 (AP) and No. 19 (coaches) in the final polls and 14th in the College Football Playoff rankings.
• The Wolverines have been ranked in the national polls for 31 straight games dating back to the start of the 2018 season.
• U-M has been ranked for all but eight contests during head coach Jim Harbaugh‘s tenure (61 of 69 games), The Wolverines were not ranked the first four games in 2015 and four games during the 2017 season.
• Over the last five seasons (2015-19), Michigan has faced more teams that have finished in the top 15 of the national polls (16) than any other program. The next closest are Penn State and Ohio State with 12 each.
• Michigan faced six top-15 ranked opponents during the 2019 season with a 2-4 record against those teams.
Game Notes Nuggets
• Four more Wolverines made their collegiate debuts last weekend: freshman defensive lineman Jaylen Harrell, freshman linebacker Nikhai Hill-Green, sophomore defensive back Jalen Perry and junior linebacker Edward Warinner.
• Fifteen Wolverines have seen their first career game action this fall, including 10 freshmen: running back Blake Corum, Harrell, wide receiver A.J. Henning, Hill-Green, linebacker William Mohan, linebacker Kalel Mullings, defensive back Makari Paige, wide receiver Roman Wilson and offensive lineman Zak Zinter.
• Wilson’s 71 yards on five catches mark the second-highest single-game receiving total for a true freshman under Coach Harbaugh (Tarik Black, 83 yards vs. Florida, 2017).
• Corum had a multi-touchdown afternoon (two) against the Spartans. It is the second time a U-M back has scored more than one touchdown in a game this year after Hassan Haskins scored twice against Minnesota.
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• Haskins is leading the team with three touchdowns. Dating back to last season, Haskins has six scores over the span of his last seven games.
• Quarterback Joe Milton‘s 51 pass attempts and 32 completions are the fifth most in a single game in Michigan history. His 63 offensive plays are third all-time behind Denard Robinson (68 at Notre Dame, 2010) and Tom Brady (65, at Ohio State, 1998).
• In adding 59 yards on the ground, Milton has reached 50 rushing yards in both games this season (52 at Minnesota). The last U-M quarterback with 50-plus yards on the ground in consecutive weeks was Devin Gardner (at Penn State, Indiana in 2013).
• The last quarterback with more than three such consecutive rushing totals was Denard Robinson, who had separate streaks of six and three straight games with 50-plus rushing yards in the 2012 season (he exceeded 90 rush yards in each of those games).
• On special teams, kicker Quinn Nordin‘s return to action gives him a chance to extend on his streak of 11 consecutive made field goals. Remy Hamilton made 14 in a row in 1996, the third-longest streak. Nordin’s streak extends to last season, when he finished the year 10-for-10 across the final five weeks.
• Nordin’s 11 consecutive makes is tied for the third-longest streak in the nation behind only Hunter Duplessis of the University of Texas at San Antonio (22 consecutive made FG) and Chris Howard of Florida (15).
• Nordin ranks fifth on Michigan’s all-time field goals made list with 41. Next on the list is Brendan Gibbons (2020-13), who converted 45 field goals in his career.
• Nordin has made 111 PATs in his career, two shy of Mike Lantry (113, 1972-74) for sixth all-time and six shy of Ali Haji-Sheikh (117, 1979-82) for a top-five mark.
• In the punting game, Brad Robbins notched three of four punts inside MSU’s 10-yard line last weekend, including one at the two-yard line. Robbins has now registered 23 of 72 career punts inside opponents’ respective 20-yard lines (31.9 percent).
Wisconsin Game Time, TV Announced
Michigan’s game vs. Wisconsin on Saturday, Nov. 14, has been announced as a 7:30 p.m. EST start. ABC will televise the game live from Michigan Stadium.
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