The Michigan Wolverines (6-2, 3-1 B1G) return home on Saturday afternoon to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (3-5, 1-4 B1G) trying to put the events of the previous game behind them for the second week in a row.
This time, it comes in the form of an emotional win on the road at Minnesota, but the Wolverines took a bit of a step back on defense last week and had their fair share of offensive issues.
So how do they get back on track? A visit from Rutgers could be the recipe for success.
The Scarlet Knights beat Michigan last year and put up 476 yards of offense, but that does not even look like a remote possibility on Saturday. Add in the fact that they will be without star wide receiver Leonte Caroo, who leads the conference with nine touchdown receptions this season.
Jake Rudock is expected to play for Michigan after leaving last week's game with a torso injury, while Drake Johnsonand De'Veon Smith appear to be getting healthier and ready to provide a boost to the run game.
Michigan comes in as a heavy favorite in this one. I have them winning this one 34-6. Make your score predictions below using The Crowd's Line widget.
Teams: #16 Michigan (6-2) vs. Rutgers (3-5)
Date: November 7th, 2015
Location: Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich. (107,601)
Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. ET
Television: Big Ten Network/BTN2Go
Radio: Michigan/IMG Sports Network (for a list of affiliates, click here)
Spread: Michigan -24.5
- This is the second meeting between two of the oldest programs in college football history. Rutgers won last year's matchup in Piscataway by a score of 26-24.
Hitting the Links: MnB's Michigan vs. Rutgers Coverage
11-6 - MnB Roundtable: Rutgers Week
11-5 - The Michigan Man Podcast w/ Rutgers radio voice Chris Carlin
11-5 - S&P+ Projects Michigan-Rutgers
11-4 - Behind Enemy Lines: Q&A with On The Banks
11-4 - Tim Drevno Expects Jake Rudock to Play Saturday
11-4 - Getting to Know the Rutgers Scarlet Knights
11-3 - Michigan Ranked #17 in First CFP Poll
11-3 - Week 10 B1G Odds: Trap Game for MSU?
11-3 - The Michigan Man Podcast w/ The Michigan Insider's Joshua Henschke
11-2 - Rudock Limited in Practice, But No Signs of Concussion
11-1 - Michigan Opens as a Three-Touchdown Favorite vs. Rutgers
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