Michigan Football: 3 overreactions from Northwestern win

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2. The rushing game will dissipate in astronomical showdowns

This is still yet to be seen outside the Rutgers debacle, but with the way the offense works certainly seems like an overreaction.

The offense revolves around Hassan Haskins and Blake Corum because of the lack of the passing game and that stood out again on Saturday. Starting with this weekend in East Lansing, we’ll all find out just how for real Michigan and this rushing attack can effectively be.

So far the only time that the running game has been held in check this season was against the aforementioned Scarlet Knights.

You better believe that teams like Michigan State, Penn State, and Ohio State will use that game plan to a T so they can do their best to slow down such a dangerous attack that Michigan makes their living on.

Michigan football averages around 250 yards a contest, while Michigan State only allows 121 yards per game, so something will have to give in this colossal collision. It’s also the best defense that Michigan’s offense will match up with this year to this point.

The offensive line will without a doubt be the key to how well Michigan’s offense can fare versus top-notch competition.