Michigan State 35, Michigan 11
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|Basics||Michigan||Michigan State||Nat'l Avg|
|Close Rate (non-garbage time)||64.0%|
|Avg Starting FP||35.9||24.4||29.8|
|Points Per Opportunity||2.00||4.67||4.70|
* A scoring opportunity occurs when an offense gets a first down inside the opponent's 40 (or scores from outside the 40).
** Leverage Rate = Standard Downs / (Standard Downs + Passing Downs)
*** When using IsoPPP, the S&P formula is (0.8*Success Rate) + (0.2*IsoPPP)
|EqPts (what's this?)||Michigan||Michigan State|
|Success Rate (what's this?)||Michigan||Michigan State||Nat'l Avg|
|IsoPPP (what's this?)||Michigan||Michigan State||Nat'l Avg|
|Line Stats||Michigan||Michigan State||Nat'l Avg|
|Line Yards/Carry (what's this?)||1.47||3.34||2.92|
|Std. Downs Sack Rt.||20.0%||0.0%||4.7%|
|Pass. Downs Sack Rt.||0.0%||7.7%||7.5%|
|Turnover Points (what's this?)||15.9||8.5|
|Turnover Margin||Michigan State +1|
|Exp. TO Margin||Michigan State +1.76|
|TO Luck (Margin vs. Exp. Margin)||Michigan +0.76|
|TO Points Margin||Michigan State +7.4 points|
|1st Down S&P||0.355||0.596|
|2nd Down S&P||0.349||0.608|
|3rd Down S&P||0.447||0.608|
|Projected Scoring Margin: Michigan State by 25.4|
|Actual Scoring Margin: Michigan State by 24|
In the end, even with State's late touchdown, the final score of Michigan State 35, Michigan 11 was kind to the losing team. The Spartans doubled the Wolverines on a per-play basis (6.6 yards to 3.3) and more than doubled them up in total yardage (446 to 186). And the game was played at a snail's pace, too (125 total plays) -- even an average pace would have resulted in a Spartan win of 30-plus points.
Actually, I'll just stop there. I could go on about how Michigan has been surpassed by its "little brother" in every possible way, and how Brady Hoke's tenure is going to come to a merciful end before the calendar year, but you already know all of that.
I ... don't really have anything to add to that. As far as I can tell, only field position kept Michigan in this game (relatively speaking) for a while. Utter domination.