Michigan Football (5-1, 1-1) plays host to Indiana (3-3, 1-1) on Saturday at the Big House. For a complete game preview, click here: Michigan vs Indiana. For the Extra Points click here: Extra Points: Indiana at Michigan. Below, you will find our staff picks for the Indiana game. Last week, we all whiffed and predicted that Michigan would defeat Penn State. Let’s see how this week’s picks look.
Tyler Brochhagen (follow Tyler on Twitter)
Tyler is 1-1 picking the results of Michigan games this year.
Ok, last week has finally forced me to take off my maize and blue glasses and really look at what this team has done and reevaluate my expectations for this season. I think Indiana’s up tempo offense will cause some problems for Michigan, and I can definitely see Michigan giving up around 30 points. On offense, who knows. The offensive line shuffling combined with an almost stubborn desire to pound the ball creates many question marks for this side of the ball. But like always, the team will go as far as Devin takes them. Michigan wins 35-31
Chad Godfrey (follow Chad on Twitter)
Chad is 5-1 picking the results of Michigan games this year.
The Wolverines lead the all-time series vs Indiana 52-9…Michigan has won the last 17 meetings and 32 of the last 33. IU has lost 16 straight games in Ann Arbor. The last time the Hoosiers won in Ann Arbor was in 1967. Michigan will be back to Ann Arbor for this one so the odds are in favor of Brady Hoke winning this football game. I am not going to go against that…I do however think it again will come down to the last seven or eight minutes of the game. I believe that Al Borges will spend the majority of the first half trying to establish a running game when there is none to speak of..(UM is 9th in the Big Ten)…but Devin Gardner will win this game for Michigan…and perhaps I believe the Michigan defense will rise up…Jake Ryan will cause a fumble…so will Frank Clark…that will be the difference….Michigan beats Indiana 56-50
Lucas Rains (follow Lucas on Twitter)
Lucas is 3-1 picking the results of Michigan games this year.
Michigan and Indiana struggled last week, so they are both looking to rebound. The combination of Indiana’s poor defense and Michigan playing at home gives the Wolverines the advantage. I see Fitz Toussaint finally being able to break out and have a solid day on the ground. Michigan wins 35-21
Rob White (follow Rob on Twitter)
Rob is 5-1 picking the results of Michigan games this year.
Brady Hoke announced on Friday that Joey Burzynksi and Eric Magnuson would get the starting assignments at guard this week for the Wolverines. Many eyes will be trained on the offensive line, to see if the newly reconfigured group, can pave the way for the running backs to churn out some yardage against the Hoosiers 109th ranked rushing defense. The other obvious dynamic, I’m a well-known master of the obvious, is how will Michigan’s defense hold up against the Indiana’s fast-paced and conference leading passing attack. Having Jake Ryan back in the fold will help on that front. Michigan wins 38-24
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