The #2 ranked Michigan Wolverines continued their Big Ten dominance with a 52-7 win over the Indiana Hoosiers last Saturday.
The Wolverines once again showed why they deserve to be the #1 team in the country, dominating every aspect of the ball. Michigan football has now won 19 straight Big Ten games, and 23 straight regular season games. The Wolverines travel to East Lansing in Week 8, to face off against in-state rival, the Michigan State Spartans.
J.J. McCarthy had another incredibly efficient game commanding the Wolverine offense, going 14/17 for 222 yards, and three touchdowns.
McCarthy may not have the stats as other Heisman contender quarterbacks such as Michael Penix, Bo Nix, or Caleb Williams, but he’s on one of few undefeated teams left, while maintaining a 78% completion percentage, one of the best in the country.
Michigan’s run game had another terrific performance, running for a combined 163 yards on 42 carries, while adding three touchdowns.
Star RB Donovan Edwards got his first touchdown of the season, punching it in from two yards out, while Blake Corum got his 11th and 12th touchdowns of the year. The offensive line got off to a slow start, allowing the Hoosier defense to get pressure on McCarthy and even stop the run game a bit, but the Michigan football offense started rolling in the second quarter.
The Wolverines receiving core showed their depth on Saturday, with Colston Loveland grabbing three balls for 80 yards and a touchdown, while sophomore WR Tyler Morris had somewhat of a breakout game, ending with five receptions for 54 yards. Star WR Roman Wilson had a quieter game than usual, ending with only three catches for 14 yards and a touchdown.
Michigan football will travel to East Lansing in Week 8 to take on the 2-4 Michigan State Spartans. The Spartans sit at 0-3 in conference play and have had a rough season after the unexpected firing of head coach, Mel Tucker (inappropriate conduct).
Michigan football hasn’t lost a Big Ten (or regular season game) since the loss in East Lansing in 2021 37-33. Michigan proceeded to take the Big Ten conference by storm, beating Ohio State in Ann Arbor and then in Columbus 42-27 and 45-23. Michigan also went on to win back-to-back Big Ten championships over Iowa and Purdue, by the scores of 42-3 and 43-22.
My Prediction, Michigan 45, Michigan State 3