Friday, September 9, 2016

Central Florida Preview

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Time: Noon
Location: Big House
Weather: Rain, 90% at 1:00
Line: Michigan -35.5

If last week was the best opening weekend ever, this might be the worst second weekend ever.   There are zero ranked vs ranked teams playing each other this weekend.   This game falls into that category. 

Michigan is #5 in the country and UCF won a football game last week which is their first win since December 4th, 2014.  That is a long draught and Scott Frost the former OC from Oregon is trying to install that offense.   Against, South Carolina State last weekend they scored 38 points and had 462 yards of offense.  

Tale of the Tape:

UCF Spread vs. Don Brown's Defense = Don's Dudes
UCF's kicker vs. Michigan weather = UCF's Kicker
#5 team in the nation vs. 1 win since 2014 = Blow out

When you're a 5 touchdown favorite there really isn't a ton to breakdown.  UCF has a good kicker and a brand new coach that is trying to recruit athletes to fit his system.   They do have a senior QB in Justin Holman who has started 10 games for the Knights.  I'm pretty sure he hasn't ever seen a defense like the one that is waiting for him in the Big House.

Wonder out loud if Michigan gets a free trip to Disney World if they win this game if.......................
  • Michigan gets two hundred yard rushers out of the group of  Smith, Issac and Evans.  (this will happen at some point!)
  • Michigan stays healthy
  • No Turnovers!
  • Michigan's defense doesn't struggle with the Oregon offense with out Oregon's players.
Say, are we really watching this BS in the rain, if.................................
  • The rain causes Michigan problems on both sides of the ball
  • The defense still has trouble stopping the spread (example IU)
  • Wilton has trouble throwing a wet ball
This game should be similar to last weeks.   With a senior QB and an offense that will run tempo in a spread, this offense could give Michigan some issue between the 20's.   I don't see UCF getting a ton of TD's but probably will kick a few field goals.   The UCF defense won't stop Michigan and I think Kenny might not have to worry about punting again. 

Jimmy will keep most of his injured starters out this week and we will get again see more of the fabulous freshman (17 of them played last week).  Jimmy needs to give O'Korn more then the one series he got last week. 

Michigan 51 UCF 9

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