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Michigan Football: Akron at Michigan -- Staff Predictions

Posted at 7:00am — 9/14/2013

Michigan Football: Akron at Michigan — Staff Predictions

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Would not be surprised to see Michigan have a bit of jet lag after a huge, emotional win last week.

Still, Michigan has too much talent and skill for the Zips.

Akron 13
Michigan 49


This is the type of game that you want to play well, get players in the game, and also come out of it healthy.

These are the type of games that help players get involved or feel more involved with the team being able to play in front of a crowd. Also gets players more experience just in case of injury.

Of course, for all that to happen you must come out ready to play and after a very emotional win last weekend sometimes that is very hard to do, but either way Michigan has a lot more talent than Akron and should be able to get things going after things settle down a little bit.

Would imagine if things go right that we start seeing major substitution during the third quarter and see a lot of players getting playing time. This could possible be the game to show fans and also players what freshman will play and what freshman will keep the red-shirt on for the season.

Michigan should win big and get ready for another tune-up game next week before the next season starts, the Big Ten conference season.

Akron 10
Michigan 56

Sep 7, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines enter the field for the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Fitzpatrick (The Michigan Man Podcast):

Does it get any better than last week? Easy answer is NO! The Wolverines flashed their great potential on Saturday, but we also witnessed plenty of things that need cleanup. Akron is the perfect game for that. Work out the kinks, get a lot of young guys on the field, and come away with our third win. In years past you might expect the team to come out a wee bit flat, and they still might, but I have a feeling THIS team is different, and they are gonna lay one on the Zips.

Akron is a team that is struggling mightily. They have a proven winner at the helm in Coach Terry Bowden, but the talent he needs to turn it around is still playing on Friday nights. The Zips will throw the ball all over the field, and they have a nice running back, but the Michigan D should give them nightmares. They better anyway. The Zip defense is improved, but seriously folks, Michigan should be able to do what it wants, when it wants, all day.

Sit back and enjoy what is supposed to be a sunny day in the mid 60’s. After this week there won’t be many opponents like this. OK…maybe UConn next week, but they are much better than Akron. At least we won’t bite our nails to the quick this week, and it’s a rare 12noon kickoff! Enjoy! I see another great big Meeeechigan victory coming. GO BLUE!

Akron 7
Michigan 58

Sep 7, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; The Black Diamond Jet Team flies over Michigan Stadium before the game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Michigan won 41-30. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports


Well the stadium won’t be rocking like last weekend that is for sure and the players will likely think they are in study hall instead of the football field. Akron has a good coaching staff, but lack the players at this time.

Michigan should be able to come out of the funk of the big game last weekend and roll this week.

Akron 3
Michigan 49


Akron has the makings of a good MAC team, but nothing more.

Michigan will have some lapses after such a big emotional win, but not enough to spoil the party.

IMHO, the B1G Ten network will have to find other topics to discuss, such as Terry Bowden’s weight, in the 2nd half.

Akron 10
Michigan 45

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