NCAA Football Week 7 Recap
Michigan Wolverines (17) @ Indiana Hoosiers
Final Score - Michigan 27, Indiana 20
My Prediction Last week - Michigan (17) 16, Indiana 14
Passing - John O’Korn; 10/20 c/att, 58 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT
Rushing - Karan Higdon; 25 rushes, 200 yards, 3 TDs
Receiving - Donovan Peoples-Jones; 4 rec, 34 yards
Passing - Peyton Ramsey; 20/41 c/att, 178 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT
Rushing - Morgan Ellison; 14 rushes, 68 yards, 1 TD
Receiving - Luke Timian; 7 rec, 95 yards
In a game they were supposed to win, the wolverines rode Karan Higdon to overtime, and his touchdown in overtime went on to seal the game. He was able to rack up 200 yards and 3 touchdowns. The wolverines were once again incapable of moving the ball in the air, ending the game with only 58 yards passing opposed to Indiana’s 198. Keeping the ball on the ground allowed the wolverines to manage the clock well, but still wound up in overtime. The Wolverines were able to sneak away with an OT win after ending the game with an INT in overtime. Once again michigans defense was able to contain the opponent giving the offense ample opportunity to win the game, this time Karan Higdon heard the call.
Week 8 Outlook (UofM):
Michigan (19) @ Penn State (2) -9.5
Penn State goes into this game as the clear favorite. Saquon Barkley is unstoppable the guy does what he wants, and imposes his will on the opposing defenses. Michigan’s Big Ten leading defense shouldn't be much different. Penn States passing offense is no slouch either. Trace McSorley is averaging 266.2 passing yards, and 2 touchdowns per game. Needless to say John O’ Korn is not doing the same. The struggles passing the ball will seriously handicap Michigans ability to win this game. I do believe that Penn State will walk out with the win, but if John O’Korn can get it going, this could become a game.
My Prediction - Penn State (2) 29, Michigan (19) 17
Michigan State Spartans (21) @ Minnesota Golden Gophers
Final Score - Michigan State (21) 30, Minnesota 27
My Prediction Last Week - Michigan State (21) 24, Minnesota 17
Passing - Brian Lewerke; 9/18 c/att, 120 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT
Rushing - LJ Scott; 25 rushes, 194 yards, 2 TDs, 0 FUM
Receiving - Felton Davis III; 2 rec, 35 yards
Passing - Demry Croft; 11/20 c/att, 163 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT
Rushing - Rodney Smith; 11 rushes, 44 yards
Receiving - Tyler Johnson; 8 rec, 106 yards, 3 TDs
A delayed kickoff couldn't rattle the Spartans as they go into Minnesota and come out with a three point victory behind LJ Scott who had a career high 194 yards on 25 rushes as well as adding in 2 more touchdowns. Madre London was also a key player adding a touchdown and 74 yards. Keeping the ball on the ground was big for the Spartans as they tried to use as much time as possible after getting off to a 23-6 lead going in to the 4th quarter. 3’Tyler Johnson touchdowns in the 4th quarter made the game look close, but throughout there was a sense that it was already over.
Week 8 Outlook (MSU):
Indiana @ Michigan State (18) -6.5
Michigan State beat Michigan. Michigan beat Indiana. Therefore Michigan State will beat Indiana. Is it that simple? No. But in this case I think Michigan State will make quick work of Indiana. I think they will run the ball down their throats, and play smart football. Indiana was just ran all over by Michigan, and LJ Scott showed some stuff in the game against Minnesota. Look for Michigan State to win convincingly, and play their style of football keeping the tempo they want throughout the game. Indiana will take advantage of their opportunities, but it won't be enough.
My Prediction - Michigan State (18) 25, Indiana 17
NFL Football Week 6 Recap
Detroit Lions @ New Orleans Saints
Final Score - Saints 52, Lions 38
My Prediction Last Week - Lions 29, Saints 24
Passing - Matt Stafford; 25/52 c/att, 312 yards, 3 TDs, 3 INTs
Rushing - Ameer Abdullah; 14 rushes 54 yards
Receiving - Marvin Jones Jr; 6 rec, 96 yards, 1 TD
Golden Tate; 7 rec, 96 yards, 1 TD
Passing - Drew Brees; 21/31 c/att, 186 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INTs
Rushing - Mark Ingram; 25 rushes, 114 yards, 2 TDs, 1 FUM
Receiving - Ted Ginn Jr; 4 rec, 66 yards, 1 TD
What a weird game. 3 defensive touchdowns from the saints. One pick six, and one punt return touchdown for the Lions. The Saints led steadily throughout the game until towards the end when the lions turned it into a game. Those hopes were then crushed when Cameron Jordan intercepted Matt Stafford at the line of scrimmage and returned it for a touch down. Mark Ingram was the X-factor for the Saints as he went off for 114 yards and 2 touchdowns on the ground. Drew Brees surprisingly did little to contribute to the Saints’ 52 points. The real reason the Lions lost this game is because of the turnovers, and their failure to fix the mistakes they made. The Lions are a better team than this, and Matt Stafford is better than his 21.8 QBR suggests.
Week 7 Outlook:
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