Detroit News columnists Bob Wojnowski and John Niyo, with beat writers Angelique Chengelis, Matt Charboneau and sportswriter Dave Goricki, break down last week's games and what's coming next. With an appearance by CMU coach John Bonamego.
The Detroit News' Angelique S. Chengelis, Matt Charboneau, John Niyo and Bob Wojnowski predict the outcome of Saturday's Michigan-Wisconsin game.
Angelique S. Chengelis: Wisconsin arrives in Ann Arbor on a high after scoring an upset just up the road. Defensive coaches had the luxury of studying film of Wisconsin redshirt freshman QB Alex Hornibrook, who is playing behind a solid line but faces a healthier Michigan defensive line. Michigan 24-13
Matt Charboneau: Wisconsin is surely riding high after the win last week at Michigan State, but the offense should find things a bit more difficult against Michigan. The Badgers took advantage of four Spartans turnovers, and barring a similar performance from the Wolverines, finding points might be tough against a Michigan defense ranked No. 1 in the Big Ten. Michigan 34-17
John Niyo: Michigan’s front seven is just getting started. And while Wisconsin’s a much more physical test — don’t expect another 300-plus rushing yards, for one thing — Alex Hornibrook is going to feel much less comfortable. Michigan 31-14
Bob Wojnowski: Finally a legitimate test for the Wolverines, and they’re not likely to top 40 points a fifth straight week. They are likely to dial up pressure on Badgers redshirt freshman QB Alex Hornibrook. Wilton Speight won’t have to win this for the Wolverines — Jabrill Peppers and Don Brown’s defense will. Michigan 31-13