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Maryland @ Michigan

Michigan Stadium

November 22, 2014 - 3:30 p.m. ET

The Michigan Wolverines play their final home game of the season against the Maryland Terrapins. Its Senior Day in Ann Arbor and 12 Michigan seniors will play their final game in Michigan Stadium Brennan Beyer, Jake Ryan, Devin Gardner, Ramon Taylor, Matt Wile, Will Hagerup, Joey Burzynski, Delonte Hollowell, Anthony Capatina, Jonathan Keizer, Alex Mitropoulos-Rendus, and Alex Swieca. Michigan is 5-5 on the season and needs at least one win in its final two games to become bowl-eligible.

The Terrapins have had an up and down season. They are 6-4 in their first season in the Big Ten including wins over Iowa and Penn St. But they have faltered badly against the upper echelon of the conference. They do not rank highly on either side of the ball and, in fact, Maryland is 12th in the Big Ten in total offense and 13th in total defense. They give up nearly 30 points per game. QB CJ Brown is a senior and averages 172 passing yards per game with 11 TDs and 9 INTs. He also leads the team in rushing. Top WR Stephon Diggs is questionable for the game after an injury and a suspension. The offensive line is undersized and has been unable to stop good rushing attacks.

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The Wolverine Den Trivia

Michigan scored only 10 points against Northwestern but still won the game. When was the last time Michigan scored 10 points or less and still won the game?

On defense, DL Andrew Monroe is 2nd in the Big Ten in sacks. LB Sean Davis leads trio of Terrapins that rank in the top ten in tackles. CB William Likely leads the Big Ten in interceptions and passes defended. He is also a good punt returner. But the defense has yielded 437 yards per game this season. Kicker Brad Craddock has not missed any kicks this year.

Michigan comes into the game off their second bye week. They lost Frank Clark after he has been dismissed from the team for domestic violence. But the Michigan defense is still a formidable group. We are 8th in the nation in total defense and lead the Big Ten in tackles-for-loss. A key has been that Michigan has a positive turnover ratio in its last two games both wins. On Senior Day and with bowl eligibility on the line, Michigan will be able to run the ball on the porous Maryland defense while shutting down a one-dimensional Maryland offense. Maryland is 4-1 on the road this year and will not be intimidated by the Big House but they just dont have the team to compete with Michigan.

Michigan leads the overall series 3-0.

The Wolverines are a 5 point favorite.


Craig's Prediction

24-13

Tim's Prediction

17-14

Steve's Prediction

28-20


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