Thursday, October 12, 2017

M vs Indiana prediction based on I've got a bad feeling about this

As I've posted before not many people alive have seen M lose to Indiana.

In my lifetime M lost in 1967 and 1987. You'll note both of these years end in 7. The Hoosiers also defeated M in 1928, 1936, 1944, 1945 1954, 1958 and 1959. Nine Wolverine losses in 65 meetings.

I'm worried that the Hoosier defense will do a good job stopping Michigan's poor to middling offense. They hung around against the Buckeyes for most of that game. The score vs. Penn State doesn't;t reflect how close the game was statistically. They held Barkley to 56 yards on 20 carries. The total yardage and first downs were very close - the Hoosiers lost the turnover battle 4-1. As M saw last week, it can be tough to overcome turnovers.

The talk from practice about working harder on fumble drills. Means "DON'T FUMBLE" is going to be on the mind of all the M backs and receivers. I'm worried that will backfire into at least one fumble this week.

O'Korn was bad in the rain Saturday night, he was bad last year in the snow against the Hoosiers. The weather does look good for Bloomington Saturday, so maybe the trend here is O'Korn is 2-0 against schools from Indiana? Maybe it's time for the kind from Indiana, Brandon Peters comes out and gets something done?

I can't see this game being an easy victory. The defense will need to stay the course and keep the team in the game.

M 10
IU 9

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