Last week, I wrote a preview of Michigan at Minnesota asking whether the 14 point spread was too much. The markets closed at 11 points.
It’s always tough to evaluate a Michigan team that has improved under new coach Jim Harbaugh. Are they top 10 in the nation? My numbers suggest more like top 20.
Minnesota seemed to be off this year with bad losses to Northwestern and Nebraska. Then coach Jerry Kill retired due to health concerns a few days before the Michigan game.
I tried to convince my mates on the MGoBlog round table on Thursday morning. However, none of them thought Minnesota had a chance in this game.
On Saturday night, Minnesota played a fantastic game in which they outgained Michigan in yards by 461 to 296. However, they couldn’t score a touchdown from the half yard line on the final play of the game to lose 29-26.
I think interim coach Tracy Claeys forgot he could tie the game with a field goal. Instead he tried to run on the best rush defense in the nation.
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