Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 9/14/12

Bold Prediction #1: UMASS Offense will get going in Ann Arbor

Sure UMASS only scored 6 points in two weeks in their inaugural FBS season and they are only scoring three points per game (124th in the nation), but the Minutemen can only improve right?

I’m not completely sold on Michigan’s defense as their pass defense is very shaky. UMASS runs a no huddle offense and was able to pass for 151 yards against Indiana last week, so I expect quarterback Mike Wegzyn to double that number against Michigan. Here is my stat line for Wegzyn: 27/40, 285 yards. 

Bold Prediction #2: Michigan Offense WILL really get going                                         

The Wolverines need their offense to improve this week as this will be the last tune up game before the battle with Notre Dame and when Big 10 play opens up in two weeks against Purdue.

Denard Robinson was superb last week scoring four touchdowns including runs of 79 and 58 yards.  That day, he ran for 218 yards and threw for 208.

UMASS' talent doesn’t even come close to Air Force, so expect Denard Robinson numbers to drastically increase.  Robinson’s stat line—275 yards rushing, 350 yards passing and six total touchdowns. 

Bold Prediction #3: UMASS keeps it close but falls short in the end

This is the third week in the FBS, so UMASS knows what to expect now.  Clearly UCONN and Indiana aren’t as good as Michigan, but I don’t think Michigan will be up for this game as their minds will be on Notre Dame.

Dare we say trap game?  If UMASS can start out hot and move the football, then they have a chance to keep it close for a half.  Michigan has too much depth to lose this game, but did anybody pick Appalachian State to beat Michigan in Ann Arbor? 

Final score: Michigan 59, UMASS 24.



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