BURKHEAD COKER REDD

Michigan State 130 57 DNP

Wisconsin 98 DNP 66

Penn State 121 74 DNP

HEAD To HEAD:

Burkhead 160 Coker 87

Burkhead 121 Redd 53

*Redd yards against top tier teams played:

Alabama 65

Nebraska 53

Ohio State 63

Wisconsin 66

In meaningful terms, Redd had 800 of his 1188 yards against .500 or below teams.

*Coker against top tier teams played

Penn State 74

Michigan 132

Michigan State 57

Nebraska 87

In meaningful terms, Coker had 995 of his 1380 yards against .500 or below teams.

*Burkhead against top tier teams played

Wisconsin 98

Michigan 36 (hurt)

Michigan State 130

Penn State 121

Ohio State 120

Iowa 160

Washington 120

*In meaningful terms, Burkhead had 400 of his 1268 yards against .500 or below teams.

Basically 70% of Coker and Redd’s rushing yardage came against .500 or below teams, while Burkhead had approximately 70% of his rushing yardage against winning teams.

I love all the running backs in the Big 10, but sorry, competition has to factor into this thing and what you do in big meaningful games. Plus, I believe Burkhead was second in the Big 10 in scoring and showed the football warrior mentality by playing with injury.

]]>@Brian, nobody is complaining about Denard not being on the list. Michigan fans understand that Denard did not have as great of a season compared to the 2010-11 season. We just are shocked to see neither of Molk, Martin, or Kovaks on the list.

@Brent, your reason for Caputo over Molk makes zero sense, especially when you look at their performances from a pure statistical point of view (sacks given up and pancakes). It doesn’t matter if Caputo was anchoring a new line. Molk had the better year statistically.

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