Michigan Football: 5 predictions for Wolverines against Indiana

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Michigan football will look to get back in the win column against Indiana on Saturday and here are five predictions for the Wolverines. 

It’s been a long wait for Saturday and we are just one day away. It usually goes that way after a loss and Michigan football should be ready to wash the taste of defeat out of its mouth.

Coming to the Big House Saturday night will be Indiana. The Hoosiers are sitting in a rare position. Despite being 2-6, the Hoosiers own a win over Michigan football from last season and the Wolverines need to be careful not to overlook Tom Allen’s crew.

Yet, Indiana is going down the depth chart for its starting quarterback this week in  Donaven McCulley who is a true freshman and is playing due to injuries.

He did throw a couple of touchdowns and had some moments against Maryland but has still completed just 48 percent of his passes for so far this season.

Yet, he is facing one of the best defenses in the Big Ten and quite possibly the best pass-rushing duo in the country in Aidan Hutchinson and David Ojabo.

Michigan football is a heavy favorite. Can the Wolverines get to 8-1? Here are five predictions.

Hutchinson/Ojabo dominate

Nobody will say this is a bold prediction but it’s one of my first thoughts when coming into this matchup. Indiana struggles offensively. The Hoosiers average just 3.4 yards per attempt and are one of the worst scoring offenses in the Big Ten.

Indiana is 12th in the Big Ten in sacks allowed and it’s hard just to block both Hutchinson and Ojabo and I see them registering at least two sacks combined on Saturday, plus at least one forced fumble — that Michigan will actually recover.