Saturday, November 16, 2013

Predictions for MSU vs. Nebraska/Michigan vs. Northwestern

Michigan State at Nebraska
With Taylor Martinez out, I am not sure how Nebraska’s offense can consistently post points on Michigan State. The MSU defense should be able to contain Ameer Abdullah and the duo of Nebraska quarterbacks likely won’t be able to successfully hit the big throws downfield. The MSU offense isn’t anything special, but the Spartans have been stronger on the road than they have been at home. I think Connor Cook will play well enough to combine with the run game to produce some points. Michigan State has a lot to play for and should come out motivated. Look for the Spartans to win somewhat comfortably.
Michigan State 24, Nebraska 14

Michigan at Northwestern
I don’t feel great about this, but I am picking Michigan to win. The Wolverines eventually have to show some heart during this losing period and this would be a good game to do so. Northwestern’s defense isn’t very good, which should allow the Wolverines to move the ball again. Michigan’s defense will probably allow some big plays in the process, but not enough to win. Despite Michigan’s problems, Northwestern has been an even bigger mess this year. Look for the Wolverines to pick up a tough win. If they don’t, they may not see another win this season.
Michigan 27, Northwestern 24

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