Michigan’s starting defense allowed minus-10 total yards and no first downs in a 78-0 win over Rutgers last Saturday.
The highest point total the Wolverines have allowed all season was 28 to Colorado in a 45-28 win. They held Wisconsin to seven points and boast top players in Jabrill Peppers and Jourdan Lewis, among others.
But Big Ten Network analysts Glen Mason and Dave Wannstedt don’t think the Wolverines have the best defense in the nation.
The question was fact or fiction, does Michigan have the best defense in the country? Both said fiction, with Mason picking Alabama and Wannstedt picking Ohio State.
Plenty of good defense being played across the nation.
Is @umichfootball's the best?
Our analysts don't think so. https://t.co/bfDzFhWWzS
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) October 10, 2016