3 Reasons Michigan Football will beat Georgia in the Orange Bowl

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2. The Wolverine run game is the best Georgia will have seen

Granted, the Bulldogs do have a great defensive line. But a defensive line that has not been tested on the ground nearly as much as Michigan football will hit them with on Friday night.

Michigan ranks #10 as best running games nationally which is the best the Bulldogs will have seen to this point.

The identity of the Michigan offense is the run game. That’s no secret. Led by all-time Wolverine great Hassan Haskins, the Wolverines are more than capable of going toe to toe with Georgia in the trenches.

Michigan football has played five teams ranked inside of the top 40 in rushing defense nationally (Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan State, Ohio State, and Penn State). In those games, Michigan has averaged 182yds per game.

Will the Wolverines run all over the Bulldogs for some crazy amount of yards? Highly unlikely.

But they are more than capable of running their offense the way they have to date. Leaning on their physicality in the trenches and trio of running backs (Hassan Haskins, Blake Corum, Donovan Edwards) and wearing the Bulldogs down throughout the course of the game.