5* BIG TEN BLUE CHIP BOOKIE BEATDOWN
Michigan vs. Nebraska,
10/27/2012 20:00 EDT,
Score: 9 - 23
Point Spread: +2/-105 Michigan
5* BIG TEN BLUE CHIP BOOKIE BEATDOWN: Michigan +2.5
Nebraska is fortunate to be 2-1 inside Big Ten play. They trailed Wisconsin 27-10 in thesecond half before scoring 20 unanswered to win 30-27. The following game they were embarrassed at Ohio State 38-63 and then this past weekend they trailed Northwestern 28-16 in the 4th quarter.
The Wolverines come in with a 5-2 record and their only two losses have come against a couple of teams that are ranked inside the Top 5 in Alabama (No. 1) and Notre Dame (No. 5). Both of those teams feature outstanding defenses that are built to stop the run. There's no denying that this Michigan team has struggled when they can't get the ground game going.
Nebraska is not only not ranked they feature a pretty poor run defense. In fact, the Cornhuskers have the 87th worst run defense in the country, giving up 187.9 ypg. Last year Michigan ran for 238 yards in an easy 45-17 win at home over Nebraska last year. I expect a closer game with this one being played in Lincoln, but the end result will still be a Michigan win. BET THE WOLVERINES!