Friday, October 12, 2007

Michigan Prediction

The Wolverines aren't ranked, but they are a more talented team than the Boilers. In fact, this is the first time since 1993 that neither Purdue nor Michigan are ranked going into this game. Michigan has the better QB in senior Chad Henne and the best player on the field in Mike Hart.

Michigan isn't as dominant as Ohio State, especially on defense. I look for the O-Line to give Curtis Painter more time to pass and for the offense to get rolling. Stanford Keglar and Anthony Heygood need to have great games on D taking Mike Hart down with the first hit. Michigan is 21-4 when Hart gets his 100 yards.

The only way Purdue can win this game is with a big play on special teams. Special teams has been the biggest sore spot for the Wolverines this year, so anything is possible.

THE PICK
The Boilers lose their second straight game to a national power and the losing streak in The Big House continues.

MICHIGAN 37
PURDUE 21