3. Michigan football finally obliterated the spread
For all the gambling diehards and those who want to see more blowouts than close wins, they got exactly what they have been waiting for.
Michigan football was picked by 17 and doubled it and then some. Last week the Wolverines matched a 24-point spread, while in the first three weeks, they did not cover over lesser opponents.
The Wolverines seem to be clicking at a good time with the second month of the season right around the corner. There’s no word yet on the line for next Saturday night at Minnesota, but it will most certainly be double digits.
The result of Saturday’s win brings their record to 1-3-1 against the spread or 2-3 if you count last week as a win instead of a tie.
On the national scene, there’s not much to complain about with Georgia barely surviving Auburn and Michigan’s case to overtake them.
It, in all likelihood, won’t happen, but the defending champs appeared to be beatable. That’s something we haven’t seen from them since the Peach Bowl. The maize and blue can at least pick up some first-place votes from voters around the country and gain some confidence.