Friday, November 8, 2013
Prediction for Nebraska vs. Michigan
The Wolverines are coming off an embarrassing loss at Michigan State last week in which they were physically pushed around and outclassed.
Saturday, the Wolverines have a chance to move on when they host Nebraska in a key game in the Big Ten Legends Division landscape.
Just like I thought Michigan State was a tough matchup for Michigan last week, I think Michigan is a tough matchup for Nebraska this week.
The Cornhuskers have struggled defensively this year, and gave up 34 points to Minnesota on the road two weeks ago. Michigan shouldn’t have trouble moving the ball against this defense like it did last week. Look for Devin Gardner to have a big game and the Wolverines to establish a steady run game.
Defensively, Michigan doesn’t have to worry about Taylor Martinez, as he is out with a hip injury. Freshman Tommy Armstrong Jr. will be under center instead. Armstrong has four touchdown passes to six interceptions and is completing just over 54 percent of his passes.
While Ameer Abdullah is a tough running back to stop, the Michigan defense can stack the box and put this game on Armstrong, who doesn’t appear to be up to the challenge of winning a big game on the road.
Michigan may still give up some points, but ultimately the offense will score more and hand Nebraska its second loss in the Big Ten and get the Wolverines back on track heading into the final three games of the season.
Prediction: Michigan 41, Nebraska 27