Both teams have great defenses. The markets predict a total of 35 points, not far from The Power Rank prediction of 38.7. It will be a slow, ugly game.
However, Northwestern has an offense that ranks worse in my numbers than the Maryland team that Michigan shut out last week.
In addition, Northwestern defends the pass better than the run. This plays into the hands of Jim Harbaugh, who has run of 57% of plays.
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