Joe D'Amico's NCAAF BIG 10 Game of the Month
Northwestern vs. Michigan,
11/10/2012 12:00 EDT,
Score: 31 - 38
Point Spread: +10/-110 Northwestern
Saturday's winner is Northwestern over Michigan. This is my Big 10 GoM.
At 7-2, Northwestern is just a few plays away from being perfect. Their only losses were a late collapse to Penn State by 11 and a 1 point defeat to Nebraska. The Wildcats have a 1000 yard rusher in Venrick Mark (1072 YR and 9 TDs). QB, Kevin Colter adds 622 YR and 11 scores on the ground. Overall, NW ranks 13th in the nation in rushing. That is just about the biggest weakness that Michigan has…stopping the run. The Wolverines put too much emphasis on Denard Robinson. The QB sat out LW but is expected to play here. Michigan got shellacked by Alabama, got out-played by Notre Dame, and was shredded by Nebraska. Each time a team faces them head-on, they lose. The road team is 4-1 ATS the L5 meetings in this series. The Wildcats are 8-1 ATS their L9 games played overall, 4-1 ATS their L5 games played on the road, and 4-1 ATS their L5 games vs. teams with a winning record. The Wolverines are 10-26 ATS their L36 games played in the Conference, 3-11 ATS their L14 games played in November, and 7-19-1 ATS their L27 games played vs. teams with a winning record. Take Northwestern. Thank you.