Michigan Football: 5 Predictions for Wolverines against Nebraska

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Olives (turnovers) keep flowing

Jim Harbaugh loves referring to food when he’s talking about football or anything for that matter. But recently, he compared Michigan football’s lack of takeaways to an olive jar — meaning once the top came off, they were going to keep coming.

And over the past two weeks, that has started to come true. David Ojabo forced a fumble late against Rutgers to seal that win and also forced one last week that U-M recovered to go along with Daxton Hill’s fourth-quarter interception.

Forcing turnovers is about putting pressure on the quarterback and having guys capable of making impact plays. Ojabo and Aidan Hutchinson are becoming as good a pass-rushing duo as there is in the Big Ten and Hill is playing like a first-round pick.

Michigan is going to put pressure on Martinez and my guess is that Macdonald will know a thing or two about defending mobile quarterbacks from his days practicing against Lamar Jackson.

Martinez will make some plays but he will some mistakes too and the Wolverines will get a couple more olives (turnovers) out of the olive jar.