Friday, November 29, 2013

Predictions for Minnesota vs. Michigan State/Ohio State vs. Michigan

Minnesota at Michigan State, Noon
Minnesota has finished the season strong despite the loss last week to Wisconsin. The Gophers held the Badgers to just 20 points last week, so I can see the MSU offense struggling in the early stages. The Spartan defense shouldn’t have too much trouble handling the Minnesota offense, which relies heavily on the run. While Michigan State may not feel an urgency in this game, I think the Spartans have plenty to play for and will come out looking to make a statement. Look for Jeremy Langford to continue his strong play and rush for over 100 yards while Connor Cook manages the game and avoids turnovers. Spartans win by pulling away in the second half
Michigan State 27, Minnesota 10

Ohio State at Michigan, Noon
You can make the argument about this being a rivalry game and Michigan is going to come out and play out of its mind, but that wasn’t the case when the Wolverines went to East Lansing and I don’t see it happening this weekend either. I don’t know how Michigan can win this game and I don’t even know how they can keep it close. The Wolverines are a mess on offense and Ohio State’s defense is one of the best in the conference. The Buckeyes have the best offense that Michigan has seen this season, so despite the defense showing some promise as of late, it won’t matter against the Buckeyes. Urban Meyer wants to send a message to Michigan fans and the pollsters, so it could get ugly. Michigan fans may want to avert their eyes.
Ohio State 48, Michigan 14

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