5 predictions for Michigan Football against Northern Illinois

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /
3 of 5
Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /

Another 300-yard day

Michigan football has put together back-to-back 300-yard games on the ground and against a Northern Illinois defense that has struggled against the run, the Wolverines will make it three straight games on Saturday.

In two games, Northern Illinois has allowed 412 yards per game on defense, but on the ground, it’s 232 yards, as well as 4.8 yards per attempt and six total touchdowns.

Those numbers aren’t great and Michigan is a lot better than Georgia Tech or Wyoming. The Wolverines have not just two, but three dynamic ball-carriers.

Corum and Haskins are going to get their production this week and it wouldn’t surprise me to see Corum get over 100 again — with his perchant for long runs. Haskins will have success too but like Western Michigan, might not see as many carries.

Five-star freshman Donovan Edwards should get more run this week. Mike Hart said he made a mistake not using him more against Washington and I think we see Edwards first score as a Wolverine on Saturday, as well as a couple of big plays.

As a whole the offensive line dominantes and Michigan football reaches 300 yards, plus adds 4-5 rushing touchdowns to its season total.