Michigan Football: 3 Reasons Wolverines will beat Rutgers

Syndication: Detroit Free Press
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1. Dynamic Running Game

Led by superstar Blake Corum, and bruising back Hassan Haskins, Michigan is currently averaging over 350 yards per game on the ground. To put that into perspective, ONLY the ground game is averaging more than the TOTAL offenses of teams such as Clemson, LSU, Texas, Minnesota, and Virginia Tech.

Stats like that sound too good to be true, but it is. That’s the exact reason why Michigan football will win this game.

Rutgers is a fine team, it is. But the Scarlet Knights are not elite and are not even mediocre. They are a perennial dumpster fire on the way out of the ashes fighting for a bowl berth that would potentially spawn from a 5-7 or 6-6 season.

The Wolverines could run it on every down and probably win this game. They still might. But when you have a running back who’s splitting reps and still making early Heisman lists, you know this offense is electric.

Expect Michigan football to once again rely on Blake Corum and Hassan Haskins to lead them to win No. 4.