Friday, October 5, 2012
Week 6 Predictions for MSU, Michigan
It is the Saturday of Week 6 of the college football season. It’s time for both
Michigan and to put up, or shut up. Here are my
predictions for today’s games. Michigan State
But, the Spartan fans don’t just want a win. They want dominance.
Unfortunately for them, I don’t see a dominant performance coming. The Spartans we have seen in recent weeks are likely to be the Spartans we see going forward, as their injuries up front will be an issue the rest of the season.
Look for the offense to grind out some touchdown drives and the defense to largely hold the Hoosiers in check.
Indiana will get the occasional big play and
score some points, but never be in control of the game.
Purdue is coming into Saturday’s game with big hopes.
Michigan comes into the
game with a lot of pressure.
A loss on Saturday likely means a long season for the Wolverines and would put them below .500.
Purdue wasn’t expected to really be in the Big Ten race, so a win would be icing on the cake to a decent start.
The Wolverines have shown improvement on defense and should be able to play well enough against Purdue to give the offense a chance to win the game.
If Denard Robinson holds true to his promise, he should have a solid game and play largely mistake-free.
Ultimately, I see this being a fight to the finish, with
Michigan coming out on
top. I expect Denard Robinson to rebound and make a number of big plays with
his legs while making smart decisions with his arm. The defense will be good,
but not great. They had to be great against Notre Dame, but today, good will be