Michigan (0-1) vs. Oregon State (1-0)
|Date & Time||Saturday September 12, 2015, 12:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Michigan -15 -- Over/Under: 48
The Oregon State Beavers and Michigan Wolverines square off Saturday at Michigan Stadium.
The Oregon State Beavers are coming off a 26-7 win over Weber State. Seth Collins is completing 55.6 percent of his passes for 92 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Four of Collins’ 10 completions moved the chains. Jordan Villamin and Storm Woods have combined for 95 receiving yards and one touchdown while Victor Bolden has three receptions. The Oregon State Beavers ground game is averaging 281 yards per contest, and Collins leads the way with 152 yards on 17 carries. Defensively, Oregon State is allowing seven points and 178 yards per game. Rommel Mageo leads the Beavers with 11 tackles, Kalani Vakameilalo has a sack and Manase Hungalu has an interception. Receivers Hunter Jarmon and Malik Gilmore are questionable with injuries.
The Michigan Wolverines look to bounce back after a 24-17 road loss to Utah. Jake Rudock is completing 62.8 percent of his passes for 279 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions. Ruddock has six touchdowns in his last four games, three of which came with Iowa. Amara Darboh and Jake Butt have combined for close to 200 receiving yards and two touchdowns while freshman Grant Perry has three receptions. The Michigan Wolverines ground game is averaging 76 yards per contest, and De'Veon Smith leads the way with 47 yards on 17 carries. Defensively, Michigan is allowing 24 points and 337 yards per game. Joe Bolden leads the Wolverines with 13 tackles, Chris Wormley has three tackles for loss and Jeremy Clark has an interception.
The Beavers are 11-23-1 ATS in their last 35 games in September and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Wolverines are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games in September and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. loss.
Michigan actually did better than I expected last week against a tough Utah sqaud on the road. Michigan had a chance to win that game. Oregon State didn't prove much last week and will truly be tested here. This is a tough spot for the Beavers.