1. MIAMI UNIVERSITY WIN TOTAL PREDICTION: WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN
Miami University has been the close-but-not-quite team over the last three seasons.
It’s been a whole lot better after winning a total of five games between 2013 and 2015, but it can’t seem to bust past the six-win mark over the last three years.
Last season, it lost to Marshall by seven to open up the season. It lost to Western Michigan by one, dropped a heartbreaking fight against a great Army team by one, and lost the firefight with Buffalo 51-42 on the way to a 6-6 season with no bowl invite.
Close, but not quite.
And now this year’s team is a little worse, with the offensive backfield needing some retooling, all while hoping the defense can hold its own for a while until the O finds its footing.
Set The Regular Season Win Total At … 6
Get ready for a carbon copy of last season, shrugging early with a nasty schedule and then kicking it all in as the year goes on.
Figure MU loses on the road to Iowa, Cincinnati and Ohio State on the way to a 1-3 start, and like last year, loses in a fun battle against Western Michigan.
The RedHawks will be good enough to come up with a win at home against a Northern Illinois and get rolling late against Bowling Green, Akron and Ball State, but a loss at Ohio and one other slip along the way will mean a second straight 6-6 regular season.