Michigan Prediction: What’s Going To Happen
It’ll be fantastic what happens when the offense can actually move the chains a little bit.
As always, the Wolverine defense will be a brick wall. The developed depth might have to grow on the fly, but the starting 11 will be incredible again. And now, whether it’s Shea Patterson or even Brandon Peters, the passing game will start to be better.
The talent at the skills spots will rise up and rock, the blocking – while not phenomenal – won’t be so awful, and the offense won’t be nearly as painful as it’s been over the last few seasons.
Think of it this way. Just a little more offensive consistency and production means a win over Michigan State – or, at least a few more points before the weather rose up in the 14-10 loss.
The Wisconsin and Ohio State final scores – 24-10 and 31-20, respectively – look worse than the actual games were, because the O wasn’t fantastic, and the loss to South Carolina was all on the offensive woes.
And now there’s an offense.
Guessing The Preseason Regular Season Win Total Will Be Set At … 9
The problem? This year, the Michigan State and Ohio State games are on the road, and the overall slate is an absolute bear – even against Rutgers on the road, SMU at home, and Western Michigan, there just aren’t any true layups.
But with this team, this defense, and with Patterson joining the fun, anything less than ten wins in the regular season is okay.
The Wolverines will split the road games against the Spartans and Buckeyes, and they’ll split the home games against Penn State and Wisconsin. There’s no excuse to lose to anyone else, including Notre Dame to open things up.