Looking ahead to Indiana on Saturday, here are three keys for Michigan football aiming for its seventh straight win.
However, Tom Allen’s teams have always competed hard against Michigan and held up well. Indiana beat Michigan during the disastrous 2020 season. Yet, the Wolverines have re-established their dominance the past two seasons.
It was still a game at the half a year ago. Indiana is also bringing in a new play-caller — Rod Carey — the former head coach of Northern Illinois and Temple.
A change in offensive coordinator doesn’t do anything to add talent, which is the biggest issue for Indiana. Tayven Jackson is expected to be the starting quarterback again on Saturday and looking ahead to Big Ten game No. 4, here are three keys for the Wolverines.
Manage the weather conditions
It’s expected to be rainy and windy on Saturday. The forecast reminds me a little of the Michigan State debacle in 2017.
The Wolverines shouldn’t have a problem getting their brand of football to translate to bad weather. Michigan football loves to pound the rock and will take any excuse to do it more.
The ball could be wet and taking care of it will be critical. With the new rules, games can go much quicker, and you can bet Indiana will want to shorten it.
Add in a couple of turnovers, like we saw against Bowling Green, and things can get close because there are only so many possessions.