Monday, November 21, 2022

Michigan Monday: Too Early Look at Ohio State

It's that week again.  The week where lots of people come together with family and friends to give thanks, maybe take a few days away from work, and even do a little holiday shopping.  There is a lot going on this week.  Not to mention, THE GAME on Saturday at noon in Columbus. 

This year both teams are 11-0 and rated within the top 3 teams in the nation.  The winner will head to Indy to play a Big Ten West team and then to the College Football Playoffs.  The loser could sneak into the CFP or probably play USC in the Rose Bowl.  Here we go, buckle up.


Best Win: Notre Dame 
Worst Loss: None 

Passing yards per: 289 (17th)
Rush yards per: 203 (20th)
Points score per: 46 (2nd)
Points give up per: 17 (10th)

OSU like Michigan struggled against Maryland on Saturday.  It was a 3-point game late, until it wasn't.  Both teams got caught looking ahead and both teams found a way to win.  Will the weather play a factor in the game? 

  • Michigan got a verbal commit to the 2023 in GA offensive lineman Nathan Efobi on Friday.  Nathan is a 3 or 4-star prospect depending on the service you follow.   24/7 has him as a low 3-star while the new On-3 has him as a high 4-star.  Miami and GT were very interested in this young man and Michigan was able to grab his commit.  Nathan is just under 6'4 and weighs 282 pounds and looks like an offensive guard at the next level.
  • I forgot Michigan Basketball was playing a game last night.  Again, the Wolverines struggled to beat a MAC team.  This team has a lot to work on, including better defense, better guard play, better free throw shooting, and better outside shooting.  So almost everything. 

Big Ten Rumblings:

  • Reports are that Jim Leonhard will be getting the Wisconsin job.  Probably the plan from the beginning, 
  • Redzone has killed my patience for commercials during a football game.  When Michigan is on commercial, I flip to other games.  I thought Sparty had locked up the win against IU, on the 5-yard line in regulation when IU is out of timeouts and MSU just needed a tiny field goal for the win.  How the game went to OT and how they lost is a mystery to me.  
  • If Iowa makes the Big Ten Championship, it will be a huge embarrassment for the Big Ten. 
  • Purdue barley getting by Northwestern was a bit surprising 
  • Part of me wants to look up the Big Ten West scenarios today, the other part of me thinks that's a fools errand. 
  • During the Bears game yesterday Justin Fields threw a ball directly into his lineman's head/helmet.  That offensive lineman is Michael Schofield.  Was that a mistake or a little something for rivalry week?

1 comment:

MichiganMan said...

Thanks for another great year of information Bob...Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family and everyone on this blog...let's GO BLUE...

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