Thursday, September 7, 2023

Michigan Thursday: Big Ten Week 2 Preview

It's so hard to predict games in Week 1, when you have no idea what each team has.   As my kids says, I'm here for my flowers for predicting the Fresno State upset over Purdue.   Ok, it was a lucky guess.  Let's see how my lucky guesses continue in Week 2.

Friday Night Games:

Indiana St. @ Indiana (NL): I thought IU played well against a talented OSU team on Saturday.  I expect they will overtake Larry Bird who has to be in his 70's now.   IU 24 Larry Bird 15

Illinois @ Kansas (-3): Hold up, this is a really good game.  Illinois struggled with Toledo in Week 1 and Kansas now has Hunter Dickinson.  Actually, KU blew out Missouri State.  Not sure why I keep putting basketball references into these game previews.  Is KU good, is Hunter worth $2M a year?  I need answers people!  KU 28 Illinois 24


Youngstown State @ Ohio State (NL): I think Ohio State will look a lot better this weekend.  OSU 42 YSU 10

Delaware @ Penn State (NL): Vegas is not looking for a lot of action on Big Ten games this weekend.  This is your Peacock game of the week!  Penn State 51 Delaware 7

Nebraska @ Colorado (-3): Anyone heard of Coach Prime? This is his first game at home after having the biggest upset of week 1.  Nebraska proved that no matter who the head coach is, they can't break the close game curse with a late turnover. Colorado defense has trouble stopping the run which will make this game uncomfortably close.   Coach Prime 31 Nebraska 30

Purdue @ Virgina Tech (-3):  Enter Sandman wins the day.  VT 19 Purdue 12

Iowa (-3.5) @ Iowa State: Both teams are 1-0 and this is the classic week 2 match-up.  Cade started red hot with 2 TD's passes and then seemed to cool off a bit.   This is usually a slug fest.   Iowa 14 ISU 13

Richmond @ MSU (NL): The spiders lost in week 1 and will have trouble with Tuck in East Lansing.  MSU 30 Richmond 10

UTEP (-1.5) @ Northwestern: The minors are favored against NW who is really trying to use AJ Henning the best way they can.  I think they find a way to score a few points and get a W.  NW 10 UTEP 6

Wisconsin (-6) @ Washington State: This is an interesting game and Wisconsin is going on the road to face a PAC 12 opponent.  I know Badgers want to run a modern offense but that quickly became a power run game in Week 1.  Wisconsin 28 WSU 17

Charlotte @ Maryland (-24.5): This is the NBC night game against Texas - Alabama.  Take Biff and the points!  Maryland 34 Charlotte 20

Eastern Michigan @ Minnesota (-20.5): I like the Golden Gophers over a MAC team even though EMU is an up-and-coming program.  Minnesota 38 EMU 24

Temple @ Rutgers (-9): Aren't these the same team?  Rutgers at home has an advantage Rutgers 21 Temple 16

  • Josh Metellus just signed a 2-year extension with the Vikings for $13M.  Congrats Josh! 
  • Michigan @ Nebraska is a Noon game on Fox
  • ECU - Michigan was Peacock's highest rated game 
  • Moore and Johnson are practicing and getting better each day per Coach Clink 
  • Anyone else concerned about the Lions game tonight?  The old Lions would get embarrassed in this spot.  Is this a new day for the Detroit Lions?


Ron said...

No school draws better TV ratings than Michigan.GO BLUE 🏈

MichiganMan said...

I concur with Ron...

Blue for life....I miss Harbaugh!!

Thom said...

New day for the Lions....but will still be same old story.

Brady2017 said...

Kansas City-53, Same Old Lions-6.

szanreno said...

Same old Lions, hahahaha...

MichiganMan said...

Sanchez do you have intellectual comments?

Blue for life

Cormac said...

Let's go, Nebraska! I don't care for the clown show that is the coach of Colorado.

Renegade said...

Apparently not same old Lions.