Trouble at home: ‘Little Brother’ MSU bullies Michigan in sloppy game

The Wolverines failed in that endeavor, especially in the second half.

In addition to the team’s five turnovers in the game, the Wolverines did not put a drive together of more than 33 yards until the final drive of the game. Even then, sophomore receiver Eddie McDoom dropped a pass that could have given the Wolverines four more chances to throw to the end zone.

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Dazed and Blue: Michigan shows off improved defense in season opener

Michigan rotated 25 different defensive players in the first half with much success, only allowing 139 total yards. The defense was able to control the line of scrimmage all game, giving up just 2.3 yards per carry.

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Michigan slams Central Michigan in season opening rout

Even though Michigan held the Chippewas to nine points and 210 total yards, Hoke acknowledged his defense has room for improvement.

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Wolverines eye a Big Ten championship in 2013

When Brady Hoke returned to Ann Arbor to become Michigan’s head coach prior to the 2011 season, a lofty expectation from his days as an assistant was immediately instilled on a Wolverines team coming off a 7-6 campaign — win a Big Ten championship.

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