Chart: Michigan State doing it with defense

  • Updated: November 27, 2013 - 8:27 PM

DOING IT WITH DEFENSE

Michigan State’s defense has dominated the Big Ten for three seasons and, this season, the Spartans are among the best in the nation.

Category 2011 (11-3, 7-1) 2012 (7-6, 3-5) 2013 (7-0, 10-1)

(statistic/Big Ten rank/FBS rank)

Points allowed/game 18.4 3 10 16.3 1 9 12.5 1 4

Yards allowed/game 277.4 1 6 274.4 1 4 236.6 1 1

Rushing yards allowed/game 100.5 1 9 98.6 1 8 59.4 1 1

Passing yards allowed/game 176.9 3 11 175.8 3 9 177.3 1 9

Turnover margin +7 3 26 +2 6 50 +14 1 6

Interceptions 18 1 12 14 1 36 14 3 22

Sacks 45 1 7 20 11 93 25 3 41

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Miami - LP: M. Dunn 1 FINAL
Atlanta - WP: D. Carpenter 3
Arizona - WP: T. Cahill 7 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: P. Strop 5
San Francisco - WP: J. Machi 12 FINAL
Colorado - LP: C. Bettis 10
Texas - WP: M. Perez 3 FINAL
Oakland - LP: S. Gray 0
Houston - LP: J. Fields 3 FINAL
Seattle - WP: F. Rodney 5
Cincinnati - WP: A. Simon 5 FINAL
Pittsburgh - LP: C. Morton 2
LA Angels - LP: E. Frieri 4 FINAL
Washington - WP: D. Storen 5
Kansas City - LP: K. Herrera 3 FINAL
Cleveland - WP: B. Shaw 5
Baltimore - WP: C. Tillman 10 FINAL
Toronto - LP: T. Redmond 8
Chicago WSox - WP: A. Rienzo 6 FINAL
Detroit - LP: E. Reed 4
St. Louis - LP: M. Wacha 2 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: J. Niese 3
Minnesota - WP: C. Fien 6 FINAL
Tampa Bay - LP: J. Lueke 4
NY Yankees - LP: M. Pineda 1 FINAL
Boston - WP: J. Lackey 5
San Diego - LP: T. Ross 2 FINAL
Milwaukee - WP: K. Lohse 5
Philadelphia - LP: C. Hamels 2 FINAL
Los Angeles - WP: Z. Greinke 5
Charlotte 97 FINAL
Miami 101
Dallas 113 FINAL
San Antonio 92
Portland 112 FINAL
Houston 105
Pittsburgh 3 FINAL(OT)
Columbus 4
Anaheim 2 FINAL
Dallas 4
St. Louis 3 FINAL(OT)
Chicago 4
Houston 0 FINAL
Red Bull New York 4
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