IN vs. Michigan: Game Grades, Analysis for the Wolverines

Neither Michigan nor IN gained over 300 yards on the day, but the Wolverines came out on top bouncing back after their loss to Iowa a week ago.

IN prediction roundtable with the Campus Insiders staff. Breaking down what will happen during Saturday's game between the Wolverines and Hoosiers. Upset alerts flashed across the nation. "It felt like old-fashioned slobberknocker football". It resulted in a 20-10 victory.

"The offense did some things they needed to against a great defense", said IN coach Kevin Wilson.

OK. Take a moment for the collective sigh of relief.

But the MI defense would not yield when it mattered most.

With the win MI moves to 10-1 on the season and 7-1 the Big Ten. "It's just The Game", Michigan's Jabrill Peppers said. “Everything we want is in front of us.

We'll have up-to-the-minute scoring and stats here throughout the game. "The game is big enough as it is". It should be a great weekend for college football fans.

John O'Korn - the quarterback tasked with replacing starter Wilton Speight - finally made that play. He didn't play well. Saturday at home against IN was supposed to be the easier of the two remaining Big Ten games for MI, but that may not be the case. If you think about the corners that MI football has produced over the years, that seems like a monumental achievement.

And once again the game was decided by the running game, Wilson said.

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It was John O'Korn on Saturday.

Linebackers become important against read option teams because they usually have to make a decision to go inside or outside on every play, which in turn dictates the direction the play will head. If Indiana is to have a shot on Saturday, the offense needs to have a repeat performance of last season.

Indiana: Redding. He is 99 yards away from giving Indiana a player with consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons since Vaughn Dunbar in 1990 and 1991.

Darboh leads the Wolverines with 43 receptions for 746 yards and six touchdowns. The score was set up thanks to a partially blocked punt from senior Michael Jocz and a 25-yard run on fourth down from Smith. O'Korn said he found out he would be starting on Sunday.

"It was really cool to see the field covered up and the snow coming down really hard", Thomas said. IN tried sneak a pass by him five times today, by my rough count, and he allowed one short completion on a quick slant. "But luckily our run game and our O-line had my back today". Richard Lagow finished 23-of-40 for 292 yards and two touchdowns to move into fifth place on the Hoosiers' single-season passing yards list with 2,866.

"That's what sparked us", Smith said.

Ohio State has an outstanding talent base, and Urban Meyer's record is a matter of record. The Wolverines face the No. 2 Buckeyes on the road in next week's regular-season finale. They aren't unbeatable, that's for certain. IN knows all too well whom those weapons in the passing game after getting torched last season.

Nebraska had to grind out a tough 24-17 win over Minnesota on Saturday, but the question about the teams mentality was answered. His counterpart also came up huge, as Jourdan Lewis came up with a number of excellent stops.

"When they started playing that video and that sad music, Khalid (Hill) comes to me and is like, 'I might start crying.' I was like, 'If you cry, I'm going to cry.' And JD (Jourdan Lewis) is like, 'What's wrong with y'all?"


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