Washington Huskies (0-1) vs. Michigan Wolverines (1-0)
September 11, 2021 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Michigan Wolverines -6 / Washington Huskies +6; Over/Under: 51
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The Michigan Wolverines meet the Washington Huskies in week 2 college football action from Michigan Stadium on Saturday night.
The Washington Huskies will try to rebound from a 13-7 loss at the hands of FCS Montana last time out. Dylan Morris threw for 226 yards and 3 interceptions on 27 of 46 passing while rushing for the Huskies’ lone touchdown as well. Richard Newton put up a team-high 62 rushing yards while Cade Otton led Washington’s receiving group with 8 catches for 82 yards and Taj Davis had 6 grabs for 59 yards. Camden Sirmon led the Huskies’ defense with 9 total tackles while Kyler Gordon had a team-high 7 solo tackles and Cooper McDonald added a sack to the cause as well.
The Michigan Wolverines will attempt to build on their 47-14 win over the Western Michigan Broncos last time out. Cade McNamara threw for 136 yards and 2 touchdowns on 9 of 11 passing while J.J. McCarthy threw for 80 yards and a touchdown on 4 of 6 passing. Blake Corum rushed for 111 yards and a touchdown while A.J. Henning’s 71-yard run went for a score and Hassan Haskins had 13 carries for 70 yards and a touchdown. Ronnie Bell and Daylen Baldwin each had a lone catch that went for a touchdown of 76 and 69 yards while Corum also had a touchdown catch for the Wolverines. Defensively, Daxton Hill and Josh Ross each had a team-high 6 total tackles with Hill logging 5 solo tackles. R.J. Moten had 5 solo tackles while Aidan Hutchinson chipped in a sack as well.
Washington is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games while the under is 11-4 in their last 15 road games. Michigan is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-11 ATS in their last 12 games against the Pac-12 while the over is 13-7 in their lat 20 Saturday games.
I’m not rushing to the window to bet this game, and I’m not a Jim Harbaugh fan, but I don’t know how anyone can be quick to jump back on with the Huskies after losing to Montana last week. It’s one thing to lose to an FCS team if you’re one of the bottom feeders in the FBS, but Washington was a top-25 team for crying out loud. Michigan has one of the more overrated home field advantages in my opinion, but the Wolverines have some work to do if they’re going to crack the top-25 and a win over Washington would go a long way. I’ll side with the Wolverines here.