Location: Big House
Weather: 58 and 0% of Rain
Line: Michigan - 31
This is another very high betting line as Michigan comes in over a 4 TD favorite. DJ will be playing against his mentor and will try to upset the #2 team in the country after losing a high scoring game to Indiana last week. We know Michigan dominated an MSU team last week, but played poorly enough to keep them in shouting distance. I hope MSU can build on what they consider a positive defeat to really beat Ohio State in a couple of weeks.
Tale of the Tape
Michigan vs. a 31 point spread = Michigan victory
Maryland has given up 1,285 yards on the ground over the last 4 games. Michigan averages 250 yards per game on the ground. We also know DJ will try to get it's defense to be as aggressive as possible and he is building a foundation for a solid team in a couple of years. I expect DJ to stack the box to stop the run, but it shouldn't matter as a couple Wolverines RB's should go over the 100 yard mark.
Say on to Iowa City if................................
- Michigan can run against 9 or 10 guys in the box
- Michigan can stop Maryland RB's Ty Johnson and Lorenzo Harrison
- The Michigan offenses puts up 40+
- Michigan doesn't punt
- Michigan hasn't fixed it's defensive issues from last week
- DJ is reading Michigan's mail
- The Michigan defense is giving up yards on the ground
- Michigan has a number of injuries
Maryland's QB Perry Hills is pretty accurate and hits 66% of this throws. The Michigan defense has a little red ass from giving up too many yards and points against MSU last weekend. I think they are going to do everything they can to pitch another shut out on Saturday. I like Michigan running the ball like crazy and hitting Chesson on a couple deep balls. Jehu has been quiet lately and is due for a big game.
Michigan 48 Maryland 7