Where Michigan ranks in key stats – UGA Wire

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No. 3 Georgia is in Miami for a battle with No. 2 Michigan in the playoff semifinal at the Orange Bowl on New Year’s Eve.

The Wolverines are 12-1 and Big Ten Champions and Georgia also has just one blemish, a 41-24 loss to Alabama in the SEC Championship.

This should be a classic matchup between to of the most physical teams in the country.

Here’s Michigan by the numbers:

Scoring offense:

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Dec 4, 2021; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes wide receiver Arland Bruce IV (10) stiff arms Michigan Wolverines defensive back Vincent Gray (4) in the second half at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

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Dec 4, 2021; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes wide receiver Jamison Heinz (16) catches the ball and is defended by a few Michigan Wolverines players in the second half at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

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Dec 4, 2021; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan Wolverines running back Hassan Haskins (25) runs the ball in the second half against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

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Dec 4, 2021; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan Wolverines quarterback Cade McNamara (12) celebrates his touchdown pass with teammates in the second half against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan: No. 12 in the nation, 37.7 PPG

Rushing offense:

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Dec 4, 2021; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan Wolverines running back Hassan Haskins (25) runs the ball in the second half against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia: No. 31 in the nation, 195 rushing YPG

Passing offense:

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Dec 4, 2021; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan Wolverines quarterback Cade McNamara (12) passes the ball in the second quarter against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan: No. 67 in the nation, 228.1 passing YPG

Total offense:

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Dec 4, 2021; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan Wolverines running back Donovan Edwards (7) dives over the pile to score a touchdown in the second half against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan: No. 17 in the nation, 451.9 total YPG

First downs:

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Dec 4, 2021; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan Wolverines running back Hassan Haskins (25) runs for a touchdown in the second half against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia: No. 30 in the nation, 22.9 first downs per game

Penalties:

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Dec 4, 2021; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh on the sideline in the first quarter against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan: No. 20 in the nation, 42.4 penalty yards per game

Turnover margin:

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Dec 4, 2021; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan Wolverines running back Hassan Haskins (25) runs for a touchdown in the second half against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan: No. 32 in the nation with a plus-5 turnover margin

Sacks allowed:

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Dec 4, 2021; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan Wolverines running back Hassan Haskins (25) celebrates his touchdown with teammates in the second half against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan: No. 2 in the nation with 10 sacks allowed

Scoring defense:

Michigan: No. 4 in the nation, 16.1 PPG allowed

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Dec 4, 2021; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan Wolverines linebacker David Ojabo (55) reacts during the first quarter against the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Big Ten Conference championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan: No. 4 in the nation, 16.1 PPG allowed

Rushing defense:

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Nov 20, 2021; College Park, Maryland, USA; Michigan Wolverines defensive back Daxton Hill (30) rushes during the first halfagainst the Maryland Terrapins at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan: No. 20 in the nation, 121.5 rushing YPG allowed

Passing defense:

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Dec 4, 2021; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes wide receiver Arland Bruce IV (10) runs the ball while Michigan Wolverines defensive back Vincent Gray (4) defends in the second half at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan: No. 22 in the nation, 194.7 passing YPG allowed

Total defense:

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Dec 4, 2021; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs tight end Brock Bowers (19) runs the ball against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the first half during the SEC championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

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Dec 4, 2021; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes defensive back Jermari Harris (27) intercepts the ball in the second quarter against the Michigan Wolverines at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan: No. 11 in the nation, 316.2 total YPG allowed

Sacks:

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Oct 30, 2021; East Lansing, Michigan, USA; Michigan Wolverines defensive end Aidan Hutchinson (97) battles against Michigan State Spartans offensive tackle AJ Arcuri (76) during the fourth quarter at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan: No. 37 in the nation with 34 sacks