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Third-ranked Michigan often looks unstoppable on offense while averaging 50 points per game. Wholesale Chiefs Jerseys China .And that side of the ball isnt even the Wolverines most impressive unit.The run stuffers, pass rushers and ball hawks have been superb through the first half of the campaign and Michigan looks to improve to 7-0 when it hosts Illinois in a Big Ten contest Saturday (3:30 p.m. ET, Big Ten Network).The Wolverines (3-0 Big Ten) lead the nation in scoring defense (10.3 points per game), total defense (212.8 yards per game) and passing defense (113.7). They also rank ninth in rushing defense (99.2) and have held five opponents to 14 or fewer points.The unit has been exceptional on third-down defense, allowing 10 of 82 opportunities (a national-low 12.2 percent) to be converted. Rutgers was 0 for 17 in such situations in Michigans last contest -- a 78-0 victory Oct. 8.Senior defensive end Taco Charlton said the players are aware of the superb statistical tidbits.We definitely care because it shows the hard work does pay off, Charlton told reporters. It shows in the rankings and in the games were a great defense and weve been able to prove that and were proving out there we are that great defense we always talked about, that coaches talked us being.Star outside linebacker Jabrill Peppers (10 tackles for losses) is the marquee player on the unit but he is far from the lone standout.Defensive coordinator Don Brown has been the mastermind of the success. But even better is that nobody is satisfied -- even with all those stellar stats midway through the season.Its about not getting complacent and trying to perfect your craft every day, and I think were doing a good job of that, senior defensive tackle Ryan Glasgow said. We have a more mature team thats not going to let this go to their head, but well see in the second half of the season. We still have a ways to go.Illinois coach Lovie Smith is well aware of the impressive nuggets -- both defensively and offensively and knows his squad is facing a formidable foe.We realize who we have this week, Smith said at a press conference. Theyre one of the best teams in the country. We look forward to that challenge.Making the task of springing an upset tougher is this fact: The Fighting Illini (2-4, 1-2) have dropped 14 consecutive games against ranked foes and 23 of their past 24.Smith, the former NFL coach of the Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, recorded his first Big Ten victory when Illinois defeated Rutgers 24-7 last week. The victory halted a four-game skid.Sophomore quarterback Chayce Crouch could be in for line for his second consecutive start. Senior starter Wes Lunt missed the Rutgers game with a back injury and Smith hasnt indicated whether Lunt will return against the Wolverines.Crouch replaced Lunt in the Oct. 8 loss to Purdue and was 6-of-14 passing for 92 yards, one touchdown and one interception in his start against the Scarlet Knights.Chayce Crouch was just gutting it out, playing good football again like he did the previous week, Smith said. We would have liked that interception back, but just liked the energy hes brought to our football team.Slowing down the Wolverines offense figures to be a challenge for a team that allowed an average of 36.8 points during its four-game losing streak.However, Illinois does a feature a trio of solid defenders in senior middle linebacker Hardy Nickerson Jr. (58 tackles, two interceptions), and senior defensive ends Carroll Phillips (11 tackles for losses, including four sacks) and Dawuane Smoot (eight tackles for losses).Michigans rushing attack rolled up 481 yards and tied a school record of nine touchdowns in the rout of Rutgers. Freshman Chris Evans had a season-best 153 yards and leads the team with 400 yards.Sophomore quarterback Wilton Speight has passed for 1,194 yards and 11 touchdowns but coach Jim Harbaugh is most impressed with the fact he has been intercepted only twice in 159 passes. Senior receiver Amara Darboh has team-best outputs of 25 receptions, 400 yards and five touchdowns.The Wolverines continue to incorporate Peppers into the offense and he is averaging 19.6 yards on five rushes.Hes just got really great instincts with the ball in his hands, Michigan offensive coordinator Tim Drevno said. He kind of knows to feel something and its second nature to him. Hes got a special thing about him. You dont find guys like that. Cheap Chiefs Jerseys . The giant slalom world champion slipped during her first run in the morning, landing on her back and then twisting forward before getting her leg caught in the protective material on the side of the slope. Authentic Chiefs Jerseys China . R.J. Umberger scored twice to lead the Blue Jackets to a franchise-record for consecutive wins with a 5-3 victory Tuesday night over the Los Angeles Kings. http://www.cheapchiefsjerseysauthentic.com/...derrick-nnadi-jersey . Marincin has played in two NHL games so far this season with two penalty minutes. The 21-year-old has three goals, four assists and a plus-5 rating in 24 games with the American Hockey Leagues Oklahoma City Barons this season.CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson running back Wayne Gallman said Monday that the hit by North Carolina State defensive back Dravious Wright that knocked him out of the game on Oct. 15 was dirty and he wanted a teammate to retaliate.Gallman said after he watched a replay of the hit that he had hoped his teammates would have hurt Wright. Gallman went through concussion protocol during the teams bye week and expects to practice Monday and to play Saturday when the third-ranked Tigers take on No. 12 Florida State.I wanted somebody to hurt him that was in the game if they could, Gallman said. I wasnt able to be in it.Gallman did not remember anything after Wrights first-quarter hit until he was in the trainers room several minutes later. When he saw a replay, Gallman was certain the Wolfpack defensive backs hit -- which looked like a helmet-to-helmet blow although no penalty was assessed -- was intentional.You saw him lead with his head, Gallman said of Wright. He came with his head.Running backs coach Tony Elliott said Monday the hit on Gallman was difficult to judge at full speed and only after viewing it slowed down you see there may be opportunity for a penalty.But in live speed, everything happens fast, you see two guys with a tough collision like that, I understand that its always going to be questioned, Eilliott continued.Gallman said Clemson sent video of the hit to the ACC offices and the school was told the hit was legal. Messages left for the ACC about the play by The Associated Press were not immediately returned.Clemson coach Dabo Swinney did not respond to a request for comment about Gallmans call for retaliation, saying through a spokesman he would be available for comment at his regularly scheduled availability Tuesday.The third-ranked Tigers (7-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) visit the Seminoles (5-2, 2-2) in an ACC showdown. Swinney said last Wednesday he expected Gallman to face Florida State.Gallmans absence against the Wolfpack was apparent. The Tigers finished with 117 yards rushing, their lowest total this season in a 24-17 overtime victory .Gallman said he felt like himself this week after missing workouts to recover from the concussion. He had never gone through that before in his football career, but is confident about his status for Saturday.As far as Florida State, Im playing, he said.Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher also expects Gallman to play. When Galllman is playing well, combined with quarterback Deshaun Watsons leadership, Fisher said it makes Clemsons offense hard to stop. Cheap Chiefs Jerseys Authentic. It makes a big difference, it really does, Fisher said Monday.Gallman said he went through some drills with his helmet and trainers watching to see if the effort caused headaches or led to other ill effects.I passed everything, Gallman said.The incident remains fuzzy for Gallman, who remembers catching the ball from quarterback Deshaun Watson, then making a move forward.After that, I dont remember anything at all until I went to the training room, he said. Its like I went to sleep and woke up in the training room. I saw video of myself walking off (the field) and I dont remember that.Still, Gallman tried to talk his way back into the North Carolina State game after returning from the locker room.Basically, we had to take the helmet away from him at the North Carolina State game to keep Gallman on the sidelines, running backs coach and co-offensive coordinator Tony Elliott said.Gallman is listed as the teams starting tailback on its depth chart for Florida State.Elliott expects Gallman, who set the schools single-season rushing mark with 1,527 yards last season, in the lineup for the Seminoles. However Elliott has a backup plan if Gallman cant play -- C.J. Fuller, a sophomore, would move into the starting spot in Gallmans absence.Fuller was Clemsons leading rusher against the Wolfpack with 56 yards on 16 carries.Elliott is taking a cautious approach with Gallmans condition.Were excited about the possibility of having (Gallman) back, Elliott said. But we wont know the determination until we get the full go-ahead later in the week.Gallman said it was difficult standing on the sidelines the rest of the game and at last weeks practices.It hurt real bad. I hate doing that. I hate not being able to practice, Gallman said. I hate not being able to play. It hurt just standing on the sideline at N.C. State because I told coach Swinney I was fine, I could go back in, but they told me no. So, its hard, man. I hate having to do that, but Im glad to be able to practice this week.---AP Sportswriter Joseph Reedy contributed to this report from Tallahassee, Florida.---Online:AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org ' ' '