As we all know, the experts (lol) are predicting a shoot out this weekend due to Michigan's potent offense against IU's inept defense and Indiana's potent receiving corp against Michigan's inept secondary. Note the distinction hower: potent offense compared to potent receiving corp. Now don't get me wrong, Darius Willis' stats are pretty good, so we need to protect against the run game, but really:
IU Offense (all against donkeys, per Brian)
- Passing: 304.3 yds/game (11th nationally)
- Rushing: 113.0 yds/game (96th nationally)
Michigan Offense (including 2 BCS)
- Passing: 231.5 yds/game (50th nationally)
- Rushing: 331.3 yds/game (2nd nationally) DENARD!!!!!!!!!!!
We are deadly on offense and IU can't focus on one aspect (DENARD AGAIN!!). We, however, have the luxury of running a bend don't break against IU's offense without as high a risk of getting gashed on the ground. Given this, what are the odds it is actually a shootout?