Michigan hosts Notre Dame tomorrow in what's basically become a toss-up game. With heavy rains expected in Ann Arbor, two evenly-matched teams on the field and an old rivalry on the line, things could get crazy in The Big House.
Shea Patterson passing yards: 200
Patterson is currently averaging 217.4 passing yards per game put seemed to find a groove in the second half of the Penn State game. With that said, he's been inconsistent overall and will have a talented Notre Dame team and the elements to deal.
Michigan running back touchdowns: 1.5
Freshman running back Zach Charbonnet scored twice against Penn State and found the end zone during the two weeks before that as well. Redshirt Hassan Haskins also found the end zone against Illinois and has looked good as of late. If it does rain throughout the game, running backs could be called upon to carry the ball in order to protect possession.
Ian Book turnovers: 1.5
Notre Dame's quarterback has been solid this year. He's only thrown two interceptions, both against Georgia, and has not fumbled the ball. However, if the wind and rain kick up, and Don Brown dials up a lot of pressure on the Irish QB, he could get a little loose with the ball.
Michigan field goals attempted: 1.5
To me, this one is interesting because points could be at a premium. At the same time, kicking field goals in wind and rain can definitely be tricky. We saw Jim Harbaugh opt for a Jake Moody field goal attempt from 58 yards rather than go for it on fourth and six in plus territory, which seems to indicate that he'll take risks in the kicking game. Whether it's Moody or Quinn Nordin, how many times do you think Harbaugh will test fate via field goal tomorrow?
Michigan plays over 20 yards: 3.5
Michigan has only had four plays of more than 20 yards so far this season but two of them came against Penn State. There should've been a third big play had Nico Collins not been robbed of a 50-yard catch but those are the breaks. Inclement weather could make it tough sledding for the offense or it could result in costly mistakes by the Irish defense. Which way will the weather affect explosive plays?
How do you think these situations will play out? Where do you fall on each over/under? Comment below!!!