I have to admit that I'm not particularly excited about this game, despite the fact that I'm leaving for it in about an hour. Last week Iowa lost the game far more than Michigan won it and Northwestern looked pretty good up in East Lansing. Drew Tate proved that Michigan struggles mightily to take away the intermediate passing game, something that Northwestern excels at. Northwestern also likes to run the counter sprints and spread running game that almost doomed the Wolverines against the Spartans a year ago. The good news is that Michigan will most likely have to open up the gameplan after they trail early, so expect a high scoring affair. This game will come down to adjustments, something that Michigan has only been so-so at this season. Make it Northwestern 38, Michigan 35.
Chad Henne 25-35, 315 yards, 3 TDs, 2 Ints
Michael Hart 105 yards, 2 TDs
Mario Manningham 75 yards, TD
Jason Avant 120 yards, TD
Tyler Ecker 40 yards, TD
Brett Basanez 22-30, 250 yards, 2 TDs, 1 Int
Tyrell Sutton 175 yards, 3 TDs