UM's Lewis, MSU's Allen are Feldman's midseason All-Americans

The Detroit News
Jourdan Lewis battles Michigan State wide receiver Aaron Burbridge in the fourth quarter Saturday.

Michigan cornerback Jourdan Lewis and Michigan State center Jack Allen were named midseason All-Americans by Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports.

Lewis, a junior from Detroit Cass Tech, is by a large margin Michigan's leader in pass break-ups with 14. He is fourth on the team in tackles with 24 and he also has two interceptions.

Allen, a senior from Hinsdale, Ill., had helped the Spartans to a 7-0 record and No. 7 ranking in the Associated Press poll. Allen wad injured and did not play in the game against Michigan.

Feldman ranked Michigan's Jim Harbaugh fourth among five for best first-half coaches, after Utah's Kyle Whittingham, Florida's Jim McElwain and Notre Dame's Brian Kelly.

Feldman also ranks Michigan fifth among the most pleasant surprises: "The fact that the Wolverines were the favorite against undefeated Michigan State tells you just how much respect Jim Harbaugh's team has been getting after becoming the first team in 20 years to notch three consecutive shutouts."

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