Michigan Football: 5 Predictions for Wolverines against Wisconsin

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A.J. Henning creates chunk plays

I wrote earlier this week about A.J. Henning needing more touches and the game against Wisconsin is a perfect time to get him involved in the offense.

Last week, Henning played just seven offensive snaps and wasn’t targeted. He didn’t touch the ball except on punt return and he managed a 29-yard return, showing again his electrifying talent.

Henning is the prototype for the speed-in-space offense Josh Gattis wanted to bring to Ann Arbor. So far, it’s been anything but. Henning and Roman Wilson have both flashed this season, both as receivers and as participants in the run game.

Saturday, Henning is an X-factor. The Badgers are tough to attack in the middle, but attacking the edges with Henning, Corum, and Wilson, could lead to some big plays.

On top of handing him the ball, Michigan needs to throw Henning the football. Wilson and Mike Sainristil both made nice catches in the slot last week, but it’s apparent that Henning is one of Michigan’s most dynamic athletes, and on Saturday, he will make a couple of big plays.