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Michigan vs. Colorado: What to watch for

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Here are some things to keep an eye on as Michigan tries to move to 3-0 against Colorado.

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Michigan takes on Colorado on Saturday afternoon at the Big House as both teams look to move to 3-0 on the young college football season.

The Wolverines enter this game as a 19.5 point favorite and should have the upper hand on Saturday, but the Buffaloes are the best opponent they have played to this point and could give them some trouble.

Here are some things to keep an eye on in this game:

Run game renaissance

Michigan showed last week and in parts of last seasons that they do not necessarily need to run the ball to be successful offensively, but it still is not ideal.

UCF sold out to stop the run last week and it largely worked, but the Wolverines made them pay through the air. If teams are doing to dare Jim Harbaugh to throw, or do anything for that matter, he is going to take advantage of that and make them pay.

Michigan has superior talent for the third week in a row and it will be interesting to see if they can get their running game back going.

Speight locked in

If teams want to sell out to shut down the rushing attack, Michigan will throw all day and they have the quarterback to do it. Wilton Spieght is galaxies ahead of where Jake Rudock at this point last season and he has shown the ability to hit on long passes.

Speight has been nearly flawless since his first snap this season. We will see how he follows it up this afternoon.

Tempo tempo tempo

UCF moved the ball and gave Michigan’s defense problems that they have had with spread offenses over the years and Colorado brings a similar up-tempo attack to the Big House on Saturday afternoon.

Michigan put a lot of correctable things on film in last week’s game. It will be interesting to examine the adjustments that Harbaugh and Don Brown have made this week.

What will you be looking for? Sound off in the comments below!