Michigan Football: 3 Reasons Wolverines will beat Nebraska

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Elite football teams go into hostile environments and pull out the win. Michigan football has an opportunity to not only prove its elite but that the Wolverines have the mettle to do it. Can they win? Will they win?

Two historical programs with different trajectories this season. Michigan football stands undefeated and in a prime position to challenge Ohio State for the Big Ten East division title. Nebraska stands 3-3, with a couple of highs, and many lows this season.

Coming off a dismantling of the Northwestern Wildcats this last week, Cornhusker fans are optimistic regarding their chances at an upset. Should they be, though?

Michigan certainly is more talented, the Wolverines are better coached, and unlike Nebraska, have consistently dominated their opponents week after week.

They should win this game, and for all intents and purposes — if they want to reach the goals they have set before them — can’t lose this game.

What are the reasons why Michigan football will win come Saturday night? Let’s get into it.

1. The Wolverines They can Win on the Road

The biggest knock on Jim Harbaugh’s Wolverines has been the fact they have not performed well on the road whether against ranked opponents or above-average teams.

Those demons were expelled last week against a Wisconsin team that ranks among the best from a home-field advantage viewpoint, and also has one of the best defenses in the nation. The way the Wolverines performed last week on the road in Madison should carry over to this matchup against Nebraska.

Sure, it’ll be a raucous environment, but it’ll be one similar to what they just played in.

What are the keys to winning on the road? Starting fast, not committing turnovers.

That’s exactly what the Michigan Wolverines did last week and that’s what they will do this week.