Michigan Football: 5 Predictions for Wolverines against Nebraska

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Running game gets back on track

After averaging over 320 rushing yards per game in non-conference play, Michigan football came back to Earth on the ground, albeit against an elite Wisconsin run defense.

Michigan still churned out over 100 yards against the Badgers and the Scarlet Knights the week before and even though it wasn’t scintillating, it kept the offense moving forward and in manageable situations.

Plus, the Badgers sold out to stop it, which opened things up for McNamara, and last week, the Wolverines proved with both Cade and J.J. McCarthy, they can and will throw the ball downfield, completing three passes total of more than 38 yards.

Nebraska has been solid against the run and did a helluva job against Kenneth Walker, holding him under 70. It’s not going to be easy, but this offensive line is going to be out to prove a point and is better than any other Nebraska has faced.

Hassan Haskins will grind out about 50-60 yards, but I think Blake Corum gets going once again. He was very close to breaking a couple of big runs last week and Saturday, he will.