Location: Big House
Weather: 39, Windy with Rain/Snow
Line: Michigan -23
Got to love Ann Arbor weather, Friday it is a high of 70 and Sunny. Saturday and Sunday it could snow. That might not be the story of the weather, as it is predicted to have 20 mph wind right around kick-off. That is going to limit the passing game on both sides.
Both of these teams are coming off a loss, Michigan stunk it up in Iowa and IU played Penn State close at home. The Hoosiers have given up on average 46 points over the last 4 games against the Wolverines, which were all shoot outs.
Tale of the Tape
O'Korn vs. IU DB's = ?
Michigan Running Game vs. IU Stacked Box = ?
IU Offense vs. Michigan D = Michigan D
Turnovers = Michigan
Coaching = Michigan
Upset minded = IU
Its hard to believe we are at senior day for the Wolverines this season. This season has gone by like a flash! The weather is going to be cold and windy and maybe some rain or snow. Are the Wolverines ready to dominate or are they still licking their wounds from last week? Its hard to know which team will show up on Saturday against an opponent that has given the Wolverines fits the last 4 years. On the other hand, IU hasn't beaten the Wolverines in Ann Arbor since 1967.
Yell, Its been a pleasure watching you this year to the team if.............................
- O'Korn plays well and doesn't turn the ball over
- Having O'Korn in gives the running game another dynamic
- Michigan's offensive line is handling IU defense
- Michigan has 250 yards on the ground
- Michigan's defensive line lives in IU's backfield
- Michigan can't move the ball due to the weather and IU defense
- Michigan's defense still can't slow a good spread team
- O'Korn is turning the ball over
- Michigan looks like the team that played in Iowa
If you are looking for an upset on Saturday, it's not hard to look to Ann Arbor for it. Michigan has struggled against IU and the weather could be just terrible. IU has had some near misses against two top 10 teams in Penn State and OSU. IU is also one win away from going to a bowl game. To top it off, Michigan's starting QB has a shoulder issue and is likely out for the game.
Michigan is the better team as they were last weekend. This team is either going to show up and blitz the hell out of IU into a blow out or going to be sluggish and be surprised they are in another battle. IU has a much better defense this year and will try to make O'Korn beat them in the Air against a 20 mph wind.
IU has struggled with turnovers and have 9 the last two games which include 7 fumbles. Michigan is probably the best defense they have seen this year. With the poor weather, I expect the football to be on the ground often. I don't have a feel for this game and I don't like that feeling. I think this game could be ugly and a lot closer then we think.
Michigan 28 IU 20