Michigan Football: 5 Predictions for Wolverines against Nebraska

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Run, Adrian, run

While Michigan doesn’t necessarily rely on the quarterback to do it all offensively, Nebraska football relies heavily on signal-caller Adrian Martinez, who is a dynamic dual-threat.

Martinez is completing 66 percent of his passes, averaging over 260 yards per game, and has six touchdowns for the year. He’s also Nebraska’s leading rusher with 399 yards and five scores.

He’s lethal when the play breaks down and he can escape and Nebraska also loves to employ him near the red zone and last week, he scored three rushing touchdowns.

We haven’t seen this defense defend a running quarterback, but it’s always plagued the Wolveines over the years and I think it will Saturday night too.

With Martinez, there can be a huge difference between 100 yards and around 170, which he is capable of doing. He’s had multiple runs of over 70 yards this season.

Michigan will do a solid job of containing him, but he’ll break contain a few times and get over 100 yards and a rushing touchdown.