Friday, November 4, 2016

Maryland Preview

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Time: 3:30
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
Yell the only good thing to come out of Maryland is Crabs if...........................
  • 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 has been a nice surprise this year and one win away from a bowl game.   The issue is they play Michigan, Nebraska, and OSU the next 3 weeks.  They do get to finish against Rutgers, which should get them over the line.    

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

1 comment:

Scott K said...

I would love to see chesson, darboh, mcdoom and peppers out 4 wide in a spread formation, from the train..... cover those four all running fly routes down the field.....

Maybe save that for a 3rd and short in the toilet seat.