Michigan Football: Minnesota at Michigan -- Staff Predictions

Posted at 6:30am — 10/5/2013

Michigan Football: Minnesota at Michigan — Staff Predictions

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Sep 21, 2013; East Hartford, CT, USA; Michigan Wolverines running back Fitzgerald Toussaint (28) runs the ball for a touchdown in the third quarter against the Connecticut Huskies at Rentschler Field. Michigan Wolverines defeated the Connecticut Huskies 24-21. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports


In the who knows game that may define how good Michigan is, or could be, the Wolverines settle down some and win by a score of 31-17.

If the game is clean and without mistakes, a 21-24 point win would not be a shock.

Sep 7, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines quarterback Devin Gardner (98) drops back to pass during the second quarter against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports


Well now that Michigan is back from a three week layoff which included two games it is time to get back to work, back to business and start seeing this team improving as the schedule gets harder as the season goes on.

Time for Devin Gardner to get refocused and back on track. I believe he was believing in all the media hype that followed the Notre Dame game and got to him a bit. Think getting back to basics is just what he needs to do and not force things or try and do everything himself. He has some talent around him and time for him to start using it.

Michigan will once again try and establish a running game, play good defense, and hopefully fix the turnovers issue that has plagued this team and Devin Gardner the past couple of weeks. Cannot win to many Big Ten games when you turn the ball over four times. Let’s also hope that Devin Gardner’s turnover for touchdowns three game streak for the other team stops today as well.

If Gardner and the offense doesn’t turn the ball over I believe this game will likely be a lot more comfortable than the past couple of games, but if they turn the ball over we could see another nail-biter once again.

Minnesota 17
Michigan 38


The oldest trophy in college football will stay in Ann Arbor once again.

Having the week off getting healthy, getting mind right, and back to basics should pay off for Michigan.

Minnesota 14
Michigan 42


Time for Michigan to regain the respect they should from also-ran teams like the Gophers (especially after their brazen remarks about DG in the media.)

The back to basics approach during the bye week, the changes on the offensive line and the reduction to the playbook *should* help the offense reduce their turnovers. The Gophers have a cheesecloth defense that Michigan has to take advantage of. DG had one of his first starts last season in Minneapolis and did just fine in a 35-13 win. I don’t see where it will much different this season.

Michigan keeps the Jug.

Minnesota 17
Michigan 38

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