Saturday, 10 October 2009

Gameday Predictions

Again, like last week, if I was to place a wager on this game, I'd be choosing the home team. But alas, rules are rules, so Michigan are going to win this one!!

ESPN Big Ten blogger Adam Rittenberg mentions daily how Iowa haven't conceded a rushing touchdown in 33 quarters, or something like that. That record will end today.

I hear that Brandon Minor is almost back to full fitness, so he will be the featured RB today after Carlos Brown was left out due to a head injury. Tate "the great" Forcier played extremely well in the last quarter against MSU, and if he can continue where he left off, Michigan could find themselves with an early lead. Mainly because Iowa QB Ricky Stanzi usually struggles early.

Iowa are heavy favorites in this one, and really for Michigan to have a chance the defense has to step up against the run. They need to force Stanzi to make difficult throws, because he will make mistakes. 

Iowa haven't scored many points this year, and if Michigan can put 30 odd points on the board, that will probably be enough. However Iowa's offense could have a season's best outing against a shaky Wolverine secondary.

Final Prediction: Michigan 31, Iowa 24

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