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Old November 7th, 2017, 09:50 PM   #21
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THIS IS GOING TO BE A CHOCOLATE THUNDER BACKBOARD SHATTERING FOR THE AGES
Well, then, I'll sit back and enjoy it.
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Old November 8th, 2017, 08:11 AM   #22
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Good. Now, Wiz, do you have any advice for Jeff? Anything you think he should do?
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Old November 8th, 2017, 08:30 AM   #23
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Taking Michigan ATS is pretty bad bet this season. 3-5 or something like that. That's driving the points right now I would think.
Most of those games have been easy to predict. Michigan, for the most part, has been an easy to predict team since after Cincinnati, which is when we found out how much the offense (and especially the passing game) truly sucks ass. The spreads for the Air Force, MSU, and PSU games were pretty ridiculous.

I personally think that Maryland is easy to predict. It's hard for me to imagine us not covering the spread in this game without being at least -2 in turnovers. That's definitely a possibility, but we are a net +2 since the Sparty debacle, and +1 since Peters arrived. I agree with Froot -- it's a layup. Granted, sometimes guys biff layups, but it's rare.

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Old November 8th, 2017, 09:37 AM   #24
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Per mgoblog, Harbaugh has expressed optimism that Wheatley, Isaac, Perry, and Onwenu will all be back this weekend. Perry and Onwenu, specifically, will help tremendously.
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Old November 8th, 2017, 09:47 AM   #25
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Fancystats hate Maryland's defense -- they are ranked #88 in S&P. Their rush defense is ranked #59. By comparison, Rutgers's S&P rush defense is #66 and Minnehaha is #100. With Onwenu back and Evans on track, this should be another pretty strong rushing performance. I also feel like we're overdue for a decent game in the passing department. It's time for a DPJ breakout. He only has 12 catches.
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Old November 8th, 2017, 10:26 AM   #26
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Old November 8th, 2017, 10:39 AM   #27
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The only thing that really and truly fears the turtle is Wiz's undies. And even there, if he ever just washed them they would cease to be a living creature capable of having feelings.
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Old November 8th, 2017, 11:01 AM   #28
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Old November 8th, 2017, 11:08 AM   #29
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Old November 8th, 2017, 12:28 PM   #30
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Old November 8th, 2017, 01:58 PM   #31
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He did and his wife can't stop laughing.
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Old November 8th, 2017, 02:07 PM   #32
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I'd like to see a good huge blowout this weekend. it's our last chance and we haven't had one yet. If we don't, then this will be our first season without a 30+ point win since 2008.
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Old November 8th, 2017, 06:13 PM   #33
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What an odd stat
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Old November 8th, 2017, 09:08 PM   #34
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Unless favored in bowl game, this will be the last game we will be favored in till next years Western Michigan game.
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Old November 9th, 2017, 07:11 AM   #35
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Advanced Stats (link below) portends a 10.4 point win margin for M at Maryland.

Not a clean seep in all the metrics but close.

Michigan should have great success running the ball but if ever you'd want a game where Peters can spread his wings and throw the ball this is it. Maryland's pass rush is well below average which, if M's OL can stand up well, gives Peters an opportunity to survey the field and connect with his receivers. The implication is that "it will be on tape" and future opponents will have to respect the downfield passing threat in scheming Michigan defensively.

On defense, Maryland holds an overall advantage in explosiveness (their offense is good at explosive plays, M's D gives up explosive plays). We should expect that Maryland will get some of these type plays so don't throw bricks at the TV when this happens or be pissed off that Brown's boys couldn't pitch a shut-out. In the end, and the overall analytics support this, M will win comfortably.

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Old November 9th, 2017, 01:44 PM   #36
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is Walker still limping or is he good to go?
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Old November 9th, 2017, 09:52 PM   #37
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Nick Baumgardner reported on November 4th that Walker would be available to play against Minnesota. He didn't play last Saturday and nothing has been reported about his status since then.

I suspect he's available but if he's got that sort of nagging ankle injury, there's no need to play him. If he plays, he's going to be #4 on the depth chart behind Higdon, Isaac (if he's ok)/Evans. Omary Samuels is more likely to get some snaps if M gets a big lead unless Walker is truly healed and has been practicing.
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Old November 11th, 2017, 03:36 PM   #38
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Onwenu and Isaac probably won't play per IMG radio injury report. Crawford is not on the field.

Both Maryland QBs (the schlager guy and the guy from AF) both warmed up.
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Old November 11th, 2017, 03:46 PM   #39
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Maryland DB looked like a Sparty with that pass defense.
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Old November 11th, 2017, 03:48 PM   #40
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Again, back to back plays with no pass interference. That time Grant Perry the receiver. Don't call it, they'll continue to do it.
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