"They're not a spread team, they're still pretty traditional, so it allows you to load up in the box a little bit and commit your resources and concentrate on, really it's just the one running back.
"Chris Wells, something we noticed on film, if you hit him straight on, you can't tackle him. You gotta hit him on the side. You have to hit him low and you have to grab cloth. We really worked and emphasized on not taking direct shots at him. The other backs are just traditional kinds of runners and not as hard to get down, but Wells ... you gotta really concentrate on bringing him to the ground.
"You gotta stop the run on first down. Once you get them in a situation where it's not a 50-50 down, you can come after them a little bit. [Boeckman] is a good quarterback. He's real accurate. He stands tall in the pocket. But like a lot of guys, if you make him move his feet, he's not nearly as effective as he can be. You have to take away his first choice. If you can get after him or make him look to his second choice, he's probably not playing as effective.
"Michigan's got the athletes and the talent up front to neutralize them up front, collar them and then, obviously, get after them. But the key will be to neutralize or stop Wells on first down. If they can do that, and can get Boeckman in a predictable passing situation, you have a better chance of slowing that offense down, because it is a multi-faceted offense that has a lot of talent."