MTGRZ wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:03 pm
poorgriz wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:50 pm
bigsky33 wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:25 pm
I agree with Player. Both the Griz and Cat’s will improve as season moves forward. Pretty even right now.
Based on the first three games, agree they are pretty even. Both have done some good things and had some BAD issues. My opinion though as of now is that MSU has a higher ceiling. We are getting some key players back healthy and cleaning up some mistakes, and possibly getting some clarity at QB and other key positions. um can't just manufacture a good O Line or secondary.
I would agree with you except for your last point. The Griz secondary will only get better, and they are not as bad as you may think.
UM's secondary is good, and has some depth.
UM is considerably better than the Cats at this point, in my view. The Cats have a limited ceiling due to the QB situation. UM's o-line will improve over the season. Calhoun will be working his way back. Veteran receivers aren't going to be fumbling many more balls this season, and certainly not 3 in a game. That in and of itself is a good lesson.
UM is considerably ahead of MSU in virtually every offensive and defensive category.
Scoring offense, 5th to 8th
Scoring defense, 3d to 9th
Total offense, 9th to 12th
Total D, 2d to 6th
Rushing offense, 11th to 7th
Rushing D, 1st to 8th
Pass O, 6th to 11th
Pass D, 9th to 6th (the difference is the 71 yard pass UM gave up to WI, otherwise UM would be ahead of Cats)
Pass efficiency, 10th to 11th
Pass efficiency D, 2d to 9th
KO returns, 1st to 3d
Punt returns, 6th to 2d 9 (I'd rather have JLM)
Interceptions, 3d to 9th
KO coverage, 3d to 11th
Sacks, 1st to 4th
Sacks against, UM has 5, Cats 2
First downs, 6th to 11th
Opponent first downs, 4th to 3d
3d down conversions, 8th to 12th
Opponent 3d down conversions, 6th to 1st
I seen zero evidence, based on stats, that the teams are about even. UM is way ahead based on stats.