The TTUN game is shaping up to be The Game that will decide the B1G East
I'm not confident that TTUN beats PSU or even Wisconsin for that matter.
I think they beat Wisky. Their D can stop Taylor and Hornibrook isn't a QB who can beat a defense like theirs.
Even if they come into Columbus with a loss, it still decides the B1G
I'm pretty confident that we can beat Wisky. If we had any kind of offense last year we could've beat them in Madison. They didnt pull away until the 4th quarter and our defense was tired because the offense never moved the ball. I should say though that it really comes down to Harbaugh not being stubborn and letting Patterson pass to win the game.
Both games are in Ann Arbor. Probably will beat Wisconsin. Unlikely that they will beat Penn State. And then there is the game in East Lansing, in two weeks, which Michigan always manages to find a way to lose, Sparty having won 8 of the last 10.
"Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it." - Woody Hayes
It would be hard to lose to Sparty this year but Harbaugh and TTUN seemingly find ways to lose games.
Agreed he does find ways to lose but he may have to literally not show up to lose this year...Sparty is terrible. Penn State and OSU are probably their only remaining losses...pretty sure they will shut down Taylor when they play Wisconsin...they are just too one dimensional.
You can’t be 1 dimensional vs ttun they just stack the box...Hornibrook has to make key third down tosses...and have to have some pressure on shea...can’t let him stand there as MD did
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I think Michigan beats both. Brown's defense should be able to stop Taylor and McSorley and that's enough to beat those teams.
I dont think Michigan beats PSU. The defense weaknesses are still a running QB, and safeties in man coverage. Michigan has yet to play a team that can spread it out and throw consistently against our safeties. PSU is a team that can and will do that to us just like they did last year. I dont think Michigan will get blown out, but I dont see them beating PSU. Same thing with OSU, Haskins and company will pick on the safeties in man coverage.
We all appreciate your candor, MGO, but I wouldn’t sell your D short against PSU. OSU was able to make PSU almost one-dimensional and that dimension, McSorley, was still nearly enough. If UM can do the same, then it becomes a matter of spying him to get them into 3rd down situations, where PSU really struggled last week. Personally, I think, at least right now, that your back seven is playing better team D than OSU. PSU will get some points, but I’m more interested to see if UM can score in the face of PSU’s relentless blitz. The lions were really impressive at the line against our offense.
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The problem for TTUN against Wisky is not their D (altho I watched Nerdwestern put 17 pts on that 'vaunted D' with a quickness - that ain't exacty a Wisky-level offense), but will their shaky offense be abe to score enough pts to beat the Badgers?
That seems like a first-team-to-20 kind of game.
“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Harbaugh needs to throw the damn ball more against Wisky and the other good teams to set up the run. He will stubbornly try to run between the tackles when those defenses put 8 or 9 in the box. Its frustrating to watch because I feel like Michigan could have a much better offense if Harbaugh wasnt so damn stubborn. I'm not saying Patterson is great by any means, but he has shown the ability to make plays using his legs. Michigan needs more of that and less of Higdon up the middle for a yard or 2 on 1st down.
JH in the press conference after the game last year said that they need to get stronger to be able to beat the buckeyes , somehow I agree with him that u of m folds at the end of the game and can't match in stamina, so maybe that power running is just to make the OL more mean and get stronger and tougher for that late NOV GAME.
"If you take it to em and you keep takin it to em , hell there's no question whose gonna win" W.W.H
How far hast thou fallen, Sparty.
I was a little shocked when I read that NW has now beaten Sparty 3 in a row.
Sparty will get up...for Ohio State.
Everyone shows up when they play THE OSU ,its like christmas for these teams .
On the bright side, since 1990 Ohio State is 9-1 against Sparty when playing in East Lansing. Past performance doesn't guarantee present success, but the Buckeyes have actually played better against Michigan State lately in East Lansing than they have in Columbus, except for last year.
Playing a high-profile, night game against Michigan State, with all their Ohio coaching and player connections, provides an incentive to MSU. Better, in Columbus, to play them at noon, like the Buckeyes did last year.
Sparty has average players. Before the season started, Dinardo and Griffith, who I both like, said that MSU was the best team in the conference no question. Think they were hitting the crack pipe? MSUs players cant sniff the jock of the Buckeyes or Lions.
"You're welcome for the house I built."
On the other hand, NW and IA are showing flashes at least.
Looking forward to Notre Dame @ Northwestern on Nov. 3.
Sure we wont just find out that the B1G just isnt that good outside of us and PSU?
That may very well be the case. Feel like NW could keep it close or get completely blown out depending on who shows up.
So, I’ve been wondering if ND steamrolling folks is good for the B1G in terms of keeping a second SEC team out of the CFP, as most talking heads (and I) believe UGA and Bama will make it to the SEC championship unbeaten. OU losing obviously made it more likely the B12 and PAC12 both get left out, putting the B1G champ, Clemson (I can’t see them losing), Bama/GA winner, and, hopefully, ND in. I know there’s a lot of ball to play and anything can happen, but I’m pulling for ND to keep going. There’s no way ND gets left out if they are unbeaten, especially with their schedule. On the flip side, the B1G also has zero margin for error, as a one-loss SEC runner-up may get in before them in the same scenario. I don’t know - just thinking...