WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

Notes, Quotes

The Sports Xchange

September 11, 2018 at 9:30 pm.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

–WR Nico Collins, who had a 44-yard touchdown catch against Western Michigan, is averaging 27.5 yards per reception. The 6-foot-4 sophomore had only three receptions for 27 yards last season.

–LB Khaleke Hudson, who led Michigan with 18.5 tackles for loss last season, had six tackles and blocked a punt against Western Michigan. It was the junior’s third blocked punt of his career, getting his hands on a pair as a freshman in 2016.

–DB Ambry Thomas has recorded statistics on offense, defense and special teams. The sophomore caught a 5-yard pass against Western Michigan, has made a tackle in both games and is averaging 37.8 yards on four kickoff returns including a 99-yard touchdown against Notre Dame.

–P Will Hart is averaging 50.2 yards on six punts this season. That would rank second in FBS if he averaged the 3.6 punts per game needed for national rankings.

SERIES HISTORY: Michigan leads SMU, beating the Mustangs 27-16 at home in September 1963. The Wolverines are 24-5-1 all-time against current American Athletic Conference members, with all six non-wins coming against Navy.

QUOTE TO NOTE: “He’s throwing very well on the run. We’d like to continue to do that. We have a lot of trust in Shea.” — Coach Jim Harbaugh on QB Shea Patterson’s play through two games.

 

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