Well, at least as far as the NCAA is concerned there were none.
In a press release issued Saturday evening, the NCAA announced that the statistics compiled in last weekend’s Michigan-Western Michigan game will not be recognized by The Association. The reasoning? The game was called due to weather before the third quarter had been completed.
The release did note that the individual schools as well as the Big Ten and MAC were free to include those statistics as part of their respective record keeping.
“After discussion, WMU, Michigan, the Big Ten and the Mid-American Conference have mutually agreed to keep the statistics as a part of their records for the 2011 season and beyond,” the statement read in part. “Therefore, there will be a one-game discrepancy in statistical information between the NCAA and both schools/conferences moving forward.”
So, Michigan won the game 34-10, but no player from either team rushed or passed for any yards, scored any touchdowns or contributed in any other way statistically as far as the The Association is concerned.
(The first-ever vacation of stats penalty levied by The Association?)
Somehow, based on how the NCAA has operated over the past few months, this makes absolute perfect sense. And no, NCAA, that’s not a compliment.