Wolverines versus Wildcats preview


North­west­ern at Mich­i­gan

Time: Noon

Records: North­west­ern is 7-2 and 3-2 in the Big Ten, Mich­i­gan is 6-3 and 4-1 in the Big Ten.


Ra­dio: 100.7

Ser­ies: Mich­i­gan leads 53-15-2

Favor­ite: Mich­i­gan by 9 1/2

Notes: Mich­i­gan en­ters to­day’s game first in the na­tion on pass de­fense, al­low­ing 145.44 yards a game, and have not al­lowed more than 200 pass­ing yards in a game this sea­son. … Wol­v­er­ines line­backer Jake Ryan leads the Big Ten with 12 tack­les for a loss (10 solo, four as­sisted). … Mich­i­gan’s coaches said ear­lier this week it will use a pla­toon sys­tem at run­ning back — last week at Min­ne­sota, Fitz­ger­ald Tous­saint and Tho­mas Rawls com­bined for 113 yards on 29 car­ries and two touch­downs. … Brady Hoke said he has not made a de­ci­sion on who will start at quar­ter­back to­day, be­tween Devin Gard­ner and De­nard Robin­son (ul­nar nerve in throw­ing arm).