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Defensive breakdown: Michigan

Linebackers Cole Christiansen and Arik Smith, cornerback Elijah Riley and safety Cam Jones played all 75 snaps (fake punt by Michigan not withstanding) in Army’s 24-21 double-overtime loss at Michigan.

Riley set career highs in tackles (13), sacks (2) and tackles for loss (2).

Michigan’s longest run of the game was 12 yards by Zach Charbonnet on the Wolverines’ first play. Charbonnet gained two yards or less on 16 of his 33 carries.

Senior safety Jaylon McClinton was banged up twice in the second half, both times after making tackles. McClinton didn’t return to action after the second time. Sophomore Cedrick Cunningham replaced McClinton and made his season debut.

 Junior defensive lineman Edriece Patterson made his season debut and recorded a sack in his fourth straight game dating back to the 2018 season.

Turnovers created: 3 fumbles.

Third-down defense: Michigan converted on 9-of-16 attempts

Penalties: 5 (Pass interference, Elijah Riley, twice, Malkelm Morrison; Javhari Bourdeau, personal foul – targeting; 12 men on the field)

Michgian 3-and-outs: 1

Michigan starting field position (not including OT) : Michigan 28

Michigan plays of 20 yards or more: 4 (Daxton Hill, 24 yards, pass, punt fake; Nick Eubanks, 24 yards, pass; Sean McKeon 22 yards, pass, Ronnie Bell, 25 yards, pass)

Here’s a player breakdown of the 75 snaps (not counting fake punt based off DVR)

*LB Cole Christiansen (75 snaps): 12 tackles, 1 forced fumble, 28th straight start
*S Cam Jones (75 snaps): 6 tackles, 1 fumble recover, 1 pass breakup, 12th career start
*CB Elijah Riley (75 snaps): 13 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 tackles for loss, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery, 31th career start
*LB Arik Smith (75 snaps): 7 tackles, 1 sack, 1 tackle for loss, 2nd career start
*DL Kwabena Bonsu (71 snaps): 4 tackles, 1 fumble recovery, 2nd career start
*DL Jacob Covington (64 snaps): 3 tackles, 2nd career start
*CB Javhari Boudreau (61 snaps): 3 tackles, 10th career start
*S Jaylon McClinton (55 snaps): 7 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 27th career start
*DE Edriece Patterson (43 snaps): 1 tackle, 1 sack, 1 tackle for loss, 3rd career start
*Nickel Malkelm Morrison (42 snaps): 3 tackles, 1st career start
*LB Amadeo West (42 snaps): 6 tackles, 1 QB hurry, 3rd career start
NT Rod Stoddard (36 snaps): 1 tackle
LB Joe Stephenson (33 snaps): 3 tackles
LB Jeremiah Lowery (31 snaps): 3 tackles
S Cedrick Cunningham (20 snaps): 2 tackles
CB Jabari Moore (14 snaps)
DE Jake Ellington (6 snaps)
DE Nolan Cockrill (5 snaps)

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