UM Predicto

Tim says:
How many more ways can you say "Things don't look good this week." Against like opponents Purdue lost to Notre Dame and Illinois, while Michigan beat both of those teams. Purdue scored 22 points against those teams, while Michigan dropped 95 (albeit with a 3 OT game in there). No matter how you look at it, Purdue has not played well this year. Michigan is in the top 10 in the nation in rushing yards, #12 in points for, and #28 in passing yards. Their obvious weakness is the defense. I don't think Purdue has the tools to exploit that defense though. I expect to see a heavy dose of Denard Robinson, to the tune of 300+ yards of offense himself. In other words, nearly as many yards than the Purdue team.

Michigan 38
Purdue 13

J says:

Purdue has averaged less than 8 points per game in their last three games. Michigan scores...lots. Let's say Purdue triples their avg output for the past three games...that's maybe 24 points. Can the Boiler D hold Michigan to less than that? I don't think so. No matter what, though, I think this game will be tight at the half. The question is whether Purdue can maintain the intensity for four quarters. Against my instincts, I'm going to say they do. The Boilers know they need this game if they're going to keep bowl hope alive.

Purdue 29
Michigan 28

boilerdowd says:
If you listened to the HH, you know where I stand on this. Sure, UM's defense is deplorable. BUT, our Alma Mater's offense is still so green, that if they were running the offense against a walk-through defense, I don't think they could score 60+ in 60 minutes...and there's the rub. Michigan has only scored 17 or fewer points once this season, and has scored more than 28 points in every other contest...Purdue, conversely, has scored under 17 points 4 times and only scored over 28 points twice. Who know what might have been for Purdue's offense...but what's happening now is this offense just doesn't seem to be geared up for a shoot-out.

This one doesn't feel like an impossible win, but it doesn't feel too likely. Like last week, Purdue should be in this, or in the lead...for a half.

Michigan 35
Purdue 24

    To Your Call Once More We Rally;
    Alma Mater Hear Our Praise.
    Where The Wabash Spreads Its Valley;
    Filled With Joy Our Voices Raise.
    From The Skies In Swelling Echoes
    Come The Cheers That Tell The Tale
    Of Your Vict'ries And Your Heros,
    Hail Purdue! We Sing All Hail!

    Hail, Hail To Old Purdue!
    All Hail To Our Old Gold And Black!
    Hail, Hail To Old Purdue!
    Our Friendship May She Never Lack.
    Ever Grateful, Ever True,
    Thus We Raise Our Song Anew;
    Of The Days We've Spent With You,
    All Hail Our Own Purdue!

Mmmmm...Turnovers. A wrap-up of Purdue's Sixth Loss.

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