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The Daily football writers do their best
to predict, against the spread, what
happens in the 2014 football season.

Greg Alejandro
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Alexa
Dettelbach /1

Max
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Bobby
Dishell, CSG
President

Miami (Ohio) vs. Michigan (34)
Wyoming vs. No. 2 Oregon (-44)
Southern Miss. vs. No. 3 Alabama (-49)
Tennessee vs. No.40klahoma (-21)
No. 6 Georgia (-7) vs. No. 24 South Carolina
No. 8 Baylor(-38) vs. Buffalo
No.9 USC (-17) vs. Boston College
UL Monroe vs. No.10 LSU (-31)
Purdue vs. No.11 Notre Dame (-28)
No.12 UCLA(-8)vs.Texas
LA-Lafayettevs. No.14Ole Miss(-28)
Army vs. No.15Stanford(-29)
No. 16 Arizona State (-16) vs. Colorado
East Carolina vs. No.17 Va. Tech-10)
UCF vs. No.20 Missouri(-10)
No. 21 Louisville (-7) vs. Virginia

Michigan
Oregon
Southern Miss
Tennessee
Georgia
Baylor
BostonCollege
LSU
Notre Dame
UCLA
LA-Lafayette
Stanford
Arizona State
Va. Tech
UCF
Louisville

Michigan
Wyoming
Southern Miss
Tennessee
Georgia
Baylor
USC
LSU
Notre Dame
UCLA
Ole Miss
Stanford
Arizona State
Va. Tech
Missouri
Louisville

Michigan
Oregon
Southern Miss
Oklahoma
Georgia
Baylor
USC
LSU
Purdue
UCLA
Ole Miss
Stanford
Arizona State
Va. Tech
Missouri
Louisville

Michigan
Oregon
Southern Miss
Tennessee
Georgia
Baylor
USC
LSU
Notre Dame
UCLA
Ole Miss
Stanford
Arizona State
Va. Tech
Missouri
Virginia

Michigan
Oregon
Southern Miss
Oklahoma
Georgia
Baylor
USC
LSU
Purdue
UCLA
Ole Miss
Army
ArizonaState
Va. Tech
Missouri
Virginia

Overall 19-11 18-12__ __ 17-13 15-15 N/A
Week 3 update: Breaking down the 2014 season

Appalachian State: This totally undefeated team.
made everyone forget about 2007,

right?
Notre Dame: We don't want to
talk about it.
Miami (Ohio): Michigan has
defeated the RedHawks in all five
of their meetings. The teams most
recently matched up in 2008 in
what was Rich Rodriguez's first
win as the Wolverines' coach.
Michigan struggled to put Miami
away until Brandon Minor ran
for the Wolverines' final score in
Michigan's 16-6 victory.
Utah: The Rich Rodriguez
era began against the Utes on
Aug. 30, 2008. That afternoon,
the Wolverines' new-look
spread offense struck first with
a touchdown, but Utah took a
15-point lead midway through the
third quarter and hung on, 25-23.
The close loss earned respect
later in the season as the Utes
beat Alabama in the Sugar Bowl
and finished as the country's only

Minnesota: It's the oldest
trophy game in FBS college
football, even if it's not very
competitive. The Wolverines and
Golden Gophers have fought for
the Little Brown Jug since 1909,
and Michiganholds a commanding
73-24-3 series lead. The jug was left
behind in Minnesota in 1903 after
the Gophers rallied for a late 6-6
tie. (Those were the only points
allowed by the Wolverines all year.)
The jug isn't little (it's a five-gallon
container) and originally was
white, not brown.
Rutgers: Despite boasting 280
years of college football between
them, the Scarlet Knights and
Wolverines have never met.
Rutgers hosted the first-ever
intercollegiate football game on
Nov. 6, 1869, against Princeton in
New Brunswick, New Jersey. The
Scarlet Knights won, 6-4, but lost
the rematch the following week.
Meanwhile, Michigan played its
first game 10 years later against

Racine in Chicago.
Penn State: Last season's
version of the matchup was a four-
overtime affair that tested the
health of everyone's heart. Now,
both teams return for another
matchup at night. This time, the
Wolverines take on a squad with
just11seniors and new coach James
Franklin replacing Bill O'Brien. In
the third year of their sanctions,
the Nittany Lions are playing with
fewer scholarship players where
the offensive line has taken one
of the biggest hits. Penn State has
time to adjust, though, and the
team that shows up now could be
different than the one starting the
season.
Michigan State: The rivalry for
the Paul Bunyan Trophy has tilted
in the Spartans' favor in recent
years. Michigan State has won
five out of the last six matchups
between the teams.
It could be difficultfor Michigan
to reverse the trend this year
playing at Spartan Stadium for the

second consecutive season.
Indiana: Little defense was
played in last year's meeting
between the teams when Michigan
beat the Hoosiers, 63-47 at the Big
House on Oct. 19. The Wolverines
will be coming off of two difficult
divisional games against Penn
State and Michigan State, so
avoiding a letdown could be key.
Northwestern: The Wildcats
seem to have had Michigan's
number the past few years. Three
years ago, the Wildcats held a lead
in Evanston before falling apart in
the fourth quarter.
Two years ago, the Wolverines
needed a late effort in the waning
minutes to force overtime and
pull out the win. This year, they
needed last-second field goal
to hang on for the win. All that
said, the Wildcats will be without
several key pieces, including
running back Venric Mark, and
should be less of a threat.
Plus, they reportedly used the
wrong wristbands against Cal.

Aren't they supposed to be smart?
Maryland: Welcome to the Big
Ten, Maryland. Like Michigan,
the Terrapins are looking to
rebound from a 7-6 season and
have a long road to do it. The
two teams will face off on the
tail end of Maryland's brutal six-
game stretch that includes Ohio
State, Wisconsin, Penn State and
Michigan State. The Terrapins
have sixth-year quarterback CJ
Brown leading the helm.
Ohio State: The Buckeyes
will be without star quarterback
Braxton Miller, but given that his
replacement will have a full season
to grow, Michigan should still see a
dominant team.
. Ohio State lacks Carlos Hyde
and its powerful run game and
also lacks skill at cornerback. Last
year's thriller, middle fingers and
broken foot behind them, this
year's game might be for bragging
rights only unless the Wolverines
and Buckeyes can rebound from
bad losses in Week 2.

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