Sep 22, 2012; South Bend, IN, USA; Michigan Wolverines fans visit the Word of Life Mural, also known as Touchdown Jesus, before the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-US PRESSWIRE

Predictions: Notre Dame-Michigan

Michigan Wolverines

September 22, 2012 at 7:30 pm EST

TV: NBC

Last Meeting: Michigan 35-Notre Dame 31

Lead Editor Andrew Hall: Michigan 13-Notre Dame 17

Staff Writer Nick Combs: Michigan 24-Notre Dame 31

Podcast Co-Host Brett Arney: Michigan 17-Notre Dame 27

Michigan’s Offense is drive by how well Denard Robinson plays. In Michigan’s wins, Robinson is averaging 454 total yards against the opposition. In Michigan’s loss to Alabama, Denard Robinson only totaled 227 yards. No team in the NCAA is so dependent upon one player than Michigan.

Michigan is returning 8 starters from last year on defense. They lost most notably their All-Big Ten defensive tackle Mike Martin. He was the captain of last year’s team and the anchor of the defensive line. Michigan’s strength on defense is their secondary led by Kovacs, but they tend to zone blitz a lot with the secondary. I think we will see more dump offs to the running backs and quick screens to the receivers this week. Blitzing a young quarterback in Golson could cause some problems but I think he will use his legs to get out of pressure.

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