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I know that "Michigan State held Michigan to minus-48 yards rushing!" stat is pretty funny, but ... it includes sack yards. I hate counting sack yards as rushing yards. BUT...
...the non-sack production might actually be funnier: 22 carries, one yard. I'm not sure I've ever come across a team averaging negative line yards per carry, but see below. And in the end, if Michigan State's offense is faring better on passing downs than you are on standard downs, you're getting whipped. It's "29-6" whipped and not "58-14" whipped, but it's whipped all the same. And it hurts more, too.
Michigan State 29, Michigan 6
|Close %||94.7%||STANDARD DOWNS|
|Field Position %||39.0%||55.6%||Success Rate||32.3%||38.5%|
|Close Success Rate||25.5%||36.2%||Success Rate||16.7%||33.3%|
|Close Success Rate||14.3%||31.4%||Turnover Pts||3.7||4.4|
|Close PPP||-0.02||0.43||Turnover Pts Margin||+0.7||-0.7|
|Line Yards/carry||-0.55||2.51||Q1 S&P||0.511||0.547|
|Close Success Rate||32.4%||41.2%|
|Close PPP||0.42||0.65||1st Down S&P||0.600||0.790|
|Close S&P||0.742||1.061||2nd Down S&P||0.611||0.641|
|SD/PD Sack Rate||0.0% / 33.3%||0.0% / 4.6%||3rd Down S&P||0.123||1.239|
|Projected Pt. Margin: Michigan State +21.3 | Actual Pt. Margin: Michigan State +23|