Michigan Football: 3 keys for Wolverines against Northern Illinois

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Michigan football has launched its 2021 campaign by tearing its opponents asunder. In comes a 1-1 Northern Illinois Huskies team hungry for the upset. Will they pull off the win, or will the Wolverines continue to throttle their out-of-conference foes?

Michigan football turns to its Week 3 opponent after coming off a 31-10 win over Washington in what many consider one of the better wins in the Harbaugh era.

Making their return to relevancy, and the AP Top 25 for the first time in almost a year, the wolverines appear to be ‘back’.

For the Northern Illinois Huskies, they enter the game after a heartbreaking home loss to Wyoming, dropping that game 50-43.

Their chances of rebounding and pulling off what would be stunning upset hinges on what their offense can do against a resurgent Michigan defense.

The Huskies are led at the helm by Wolverine killer and Michigan State Spartan transfer quarterback Rocky Lombardi, dynamic running back Harrison Waylee.

For the Huskies to pull off the upset, they’ll need the offense and the aforementioned two, in particular, to show up and show out.

Michigan football should no doubt be able to win come Saturday, but for many fans, there’s always a level of concern when an upset-minded team comes to town.

What are the keys for Michigan to win? Let’s get into it.

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