Michigan football will take part in Game 7 on Saturday against Indiana and here are five predictions for the Wolverines against the Hoosiers.
The Wolverines will be back at home on Saturday after two weeks on the road. Awaiting Michigan football is Indiana — by all appearances one of the worst teams in the Big Ten.
Indiana is 2-3 overall but hasn’t beaten a single Power-5 opponent. The Hoosiers had a bye last week but were crushed by Maryland two weeks ago.
The offense has been so bad that Tom Allen fired his offensive coordinator and turned the duties over to Rod Carey, the former Northern Illinois and Temple head coach.
That should add an element of intrigue to this game. Michigan football won’t totally know what to expect, although it’s not like Carey is going to reinvent the wheel.
Football is football and Michigan’s defense has been outstanding, minus a few big plays. Indiana has been competitive against the Wolverines and here are five predictions for Michigan football vs. Indiana on Saturday at the Big House.
J.J. McCarthy will be ruthlessly efficient
Outside of the Bowling Green game, McCarthy has been damn near perfect. He was 14-of-20 last week and I expect a similar performance against Indiana.
The weather isn’t expected to be good. There should be rain and wind. However, that doesn’t mean the Wolverines can’t hit a few big plays in the passing game. Indiana allowed five touchdown passes against Maryland and seven pass explosive pass plays (20 yards or more).
Sure, I expect more runs. But McCarthy will still connect on some explosive pass plays including at least one touchdown that covers at least 20 yards. I also think his QBR is over 90 again. Remember, he’s currently No. 1 in college football QBR.