Indiana Hoosiers (5-5) at Michigan Wolverines (9-1)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 19, 2016, 3:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Michigan Wolverines -26 -- Over/Under:
The Indiana Hoosiers and Michigan Wolverines meet Saturday afternoon in a Big Ten college football game at Michigan Stadium on ESPN.
The Indiana Hoosiers look for a win after losing four of their last six games that would make them bowl eligible. The Indiana Hoosiers have two wins over ranked teams since the 2014 season. Richard Lagow is completing 61 percent of his passes for 2,866 yards, 17 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Lagow has five touchdown passes in his last four games. Nick Westbrook and Ricky Jones have combined for 1,506 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Mitchell Paige has 49 receptions. The Indiana Hoosiers ground game is averaging 164.6 yards per contest, and Devine Redding leads the way with 901 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Indiana is allowing 28.4 points and 392 yards per game. Tegray Scales leads the Indiana Hoosiers with 93 tackles, Nile Sykes has four sacks and Marcelino Ball has two interceptions.
The Michigan Wolverines hope to bounce back from a loss to the Iowa Hawkeyes and get back in the college football playoff race. The Michigan Wolverines haven’t lost two straight games since the end of the 2014 season. Wilton Speight is completing 62.3 percent of his passes for 2,156 yards, 15 touchdowns and four interceptions. Speight has one or less touchdown passes in six of his last eight games. Amara Darboh and Jake Butt have combined for 1,206 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Jehu Chesson has 27 receptions. The Michigan Wolverines ground game is averaging 236.3 yards per contest, and De'Veon Smith leads the way with 592 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Michigan is allowing 11 points and 244.7 yards per game. Ben Gedeon leads the Michigan Wolverines with 78 tackles, Taco Charlton has 5.5 sacks and Channing Stribling has four interceptions.
The Hoosiers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wolverines are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up loss. The home team is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Indiana hung around with Michigan last season and actually lost by just one touchdown. However, it's important to note that neither of these teams are the same as they were a year ago. Michigan is as good as its been in years and Indiana is limping toward the finish line hoping to get another victory to reach a bowl. After the loss to Iowa, you have to expect the Michigan Wolverines to be ready to take out their frustration on a team like Indiana. There's no look ahead spot here with Ohio State on deck.
Give me Michigan in a blowout.