Michigan -16.5 2.2% play 

Maryland could be down to their 4th string QB here, but even if they aren't they have really struggled offensively against good defenses.  They are ranked 115th in passing yards, and 56th rushing.  However, when they don't rush for 150 yards they have averaged only 14.5 points.  They lost those 4 games by an average of 29.25 points per game. Here they face the #1 passing defense, and #7 rushing defense.  I'm not sure if they will score more than 3-9 points here against this Michigan defense.

Michigan's offense has a lot to be excited for with the infusion of QB Brandon Peters they have now also started to run the ball with back to back weeks of over 300 yards.  Michigan has scored 30+ points 4 times this year and in everyone it was against a bad run defense.  Maryland ranks 86th and fits the bill here for a bad run defense which will allow Michigan to grind their way through a low scoring, but dominating game.  I look for a ton of big plays late in the game when Michigan wears this defense down.



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