Michigan Football (2-1) will host Nebraska (0-2) on Saturday afternoon at the Big House. Kickoff is scheduled for noon and the game will be televised on FS1. Click here for a complete game preview: Michigan vs Nebraska. Read on for the staff picks.
Nebraska is off to a terrible start this season, and I don’t see them picking up their first win against the Wolverines. With more experience under their belt, the Michigan offense will become more explosive, and their defense will shut down the Cornhuskers. By losing to Troy last week, there is no way Nebraska can beat Michigan at the Big House. With this in mind, I have Michigan blowing out Nebraska 42-17.
This is a game Michigan should win. Nebraska will arrive ready to play after being stunned at home by Troy to fall to 0-2 but Scott Frost needs more time to get the Husker program to a point where they’re contending with a Top 25 team on the road. Shea Patterson has emerged as the Wolverines best player on offense and should play an even bigger role in this game. The offensive line faces quality Nebraska pass rush but they’ll meet the challenge well enough to allow for some big plays in the passing game. The availability of Adrian Martinez will have an impact on how close this game is, but shouldn’t make the difference between a win or a loss. Michigan wins 37-13
Following an uncontested win from SMU last weekend, Michigan is expecting the same result this weekend against the 0-2 Nebraska Cornhuskers. Nebraska is currently searching for its first win this season, after embarrassingly losing to Troy last week. With regards to Michigan, Shea Patterson thoroughly dominated the SMU defense last week, throwing 3 touchdown passes on 14/18 attempts. Nebraska’s secondary is going to have to step up if they want to have any chance against Michigan. As such, my prediction for this week is Michigan winning 44-14.
Despite sitting out last week with a minor injury, Nebraska’s freshman quarterback Adrian Martinez is expected to play against Michigan. He is a playmaker and will cause some strain for Don Brown’s defense. He also puts himself in vulnerable positions far too often which won’t be a good thing against Michigan’s hard-hitting defense. Will the coaching staff let Shea Patterson air it out a bit more this week? Michigan wins 38-14
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