Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Michigan Tuesday: Army Is Coming

I don't like when Michigan plays the service academies.   I'm sure Army gets a nice payment for traveling to the Big House, but I believe its a tough situation for the Wolverine players and coaches.   Army of course plays an offense that you don't see very often in the triple option.  They are also a well respected group of young men who are attending the academy to protect our great nation.  

As you might expect they run a lot.  Against Rice last weekend, they ran 56 times for 231 yards and threw 8 passes and completed 3 for 53 yards.  If you back it up a season, in 2018 they threw 98 times and completed 52 for 1041 yards vs. 824 runs for 4062 yards.   This team wants to make you look foolish on the ground.   In 2018, they were 11-2 and beat Houston in the Bowl game 70-14.

Don Brown will have his hands full this week but that is nothing new as he has faced the Black Knights many times.  This day as also been circled on the calendar for many months and the team should be prepared to stop that offense.   The issue for the Black Knights will be stopping Michigan's offense and talented WR's and RB's.  Michigan will have big advantage on the offensive line and at the skill positions.

Michigan is -23.5 in the game.

  • Magnus at Touch the Banner does a nice job on tracking former Wolverines and how they are doing.  Few Highlights: Crawford had 2 TD's for Cal and Oliver Martin had 1 TD for Iowa. 

  • Iowa OT Alaric Jackson from Detroit and should be a Wolverine as Drevno didn't send him a LOI on NSD (BTW Jackson is expected to be a high NFL Draft pick). He hurt himself this weekend and could be out 6 weeks which puts him in doubt against Michigan. 

  • Congratulations to Alan a Big House Blog reader on this close score prediction and winning the new Braylon Edwards Book!

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