Close one, but we pull it out:
Michigan 34, UConn 30
Close one, but we pull it out:
Michigan 34, UConn 30
30-34 sounds about right.
michigan wins: 38- 19
No mercy, I says.
Sweep the legs.
Nice double karate kid reference.
Strike hard. Strike first. No mercy.
And then we all break into a montage of "You're the best, around..."
They're the best... around...
We will definitely be putting UConn in a body bag.
I would predict the final score, but my keyboard doesn't seem to have an "infinity" button.
I just can't see UCONN's offense putting up more than 30 pts against us.. Their QB's were very inconsistent last year, and I doubt our D allows them to run all over us in the opener.
posted this score on other threads......Michigan 42-UCONN 17....i will stick with it.
For some reason i just dont feel they are as good as we keep hearing.
My son is always telling me i have a "spooky" ability to predict the outcomes of games.
I hope this is one of those times.
A convincing M win right out of the gate against a respected opponent will make everyone sit up and take notice.
I think our defense will score a TD Stonum will take a kick to the house. UConn will have a few long drives due to there running game so I dont think our offense will score that many on there own.
" due to their running game"...
(Couldn't help myself)
I'll double it.
UM: 45, UConn: 24.
I think we are going to put up some big numbers this year offensively AND our defense will improve some. I just think Denard brings us an intangible that can't be defended without making yourself weak in other areas, perhaps linebacker pass coverage. This will allow us to sustain longer drives which in itself makes our defense better.
Michigan will score 49, but Denard will account for 42 of those. Seriously though. I just don't see UConn having the horses to stay with our offense the entire game.
MIchigan 35, UConn 17. Michigan's defense shows that it may not be as bad as everybody thinks.
31-20 good guys.
That was the exact score I was going to predict but instead of wasting everyones time with reposting the same score I decided to waste everyones time by typing this reply back to you. I hope everyone enjoyed the 14 seconds they just wasted...
This isn't basketball season :s
I am very mixed on this one. Part of me thinks we blow them out and another part of me believes that it's going to be really close. I dont recall the last season opener that I was this nervous for. I say the final score is 31-24 Michigan. We are gonna be up 31-17 with about five minutes left before, Uconn makes it interesting with a late touchdown. This late touchdown inherently makes me really nervous and I start to really pound the beers the last few minutes of the game until the clock hits 0 and we start out the season 1-0.
In short: 31-24
UM needs to win this game much more than UConn does, and I think it will show. I think our bulked-up front 6 will be able to slow down UConn's running game, but the secondary will give up some big plays. I think our offense will be able to exploit UConn's secondary.
Special Teams comes through in the opener for us ! Hail, Hail ...
Who do they play in their first game? Looks like a nail-biter...
when Michigan is refered to as "Big Blue" it bugs the hell out of me.
Probably because its not actually our nickname
Are team makes a statemeant in this one,Dee Hart commits
I like your style
Our you sure?
Man I caught that too. I'm still laughing! +1 for you sir. : D
38-17....I just do not see UCONN beating us! I try to be objective but I definitly see a W for game 1, and I think it will be a considerable Ass Kicking!
Michigan, in double OT. This presages how the season is going to go. We'll score lots of points, but give up lots of points. Kicking game will be the difference in the majority of the contests, for good and bad.
We aren't going to beat them by >14, sorry. So much homerism.
Michigan - 38
UConn - 34
They are better than we give them credit for, it's not like we're playing a bad team. Judging by both of our seasons last year, I wouldn't say that we'll win running away. We aren't going to go from having a terrible defense to an awesome one. It will be high-scoring and it will be close. To be honest, I'm not sure that we'll win, and I'm not sure if we will be able to stop anyone this year.
Judging by our last two seasons, we come to play in the opener.
2 pt loss to the rightful national champ in 08 and a 31-7 throttling of a decent MAC team in 09
Come on. Florida was the rightful champ in '08, and you know it. That "decent" MAC team went 5-7 and didn't make a bowl game. I'm judging our last season ('08 is kind of irrelevant now, there's been so much turnover), where we couldn't stop anybody. If Cam Gordon can be a servicable deep safety, if JT Floyd can be a decent second corner, if the linebackers can actually read plays, and if our offense doesn't give the ball away like it did last year, then we will destroy UConn. I just haven't seen anything that indicates much of an improvement there. I'd like to be wrong, but frankly it would be incredible if our defense is competent this year.
by how much an improved Offense will do to really help the D.
I hope so.
How can you deny 13-0 Utah a claim to the title after that the way they dismantled Alabama?
Florida went 13-0 and beat much better teams. Utah has a claim to a split title, but if I had to give the title to one team, I'd give it to the one who ran the table against a better schedule. Florida also defeated Alabama. Utah was by no means the "rightful" champ.
Florida did NOT go 13-0
Florida has never had a perfect season in the history of their program.
Utah was the rightful champ
Oh sorry my bad. You are correct. Perks of playing in a BCS conference, I guess.
Why are they better than we give them credit for? Their signature wins last year were against a 6-6 Notre Dame team and a 6-7 South Carolina team. I'm not saying we're world beaters, but I don't see why some people are so high on UConn. Yeah, they lost some close games, so did Michigan.
I think that some of these predictions where we win by three or four touchdowns are a bit unrealistic and I think that we're underestimating a Top-25 caliber and Big East Championship contending team.
Fuck that. UConn sucks. 3 or 4 TD's by half or else...
RR said M's D will be good and dammit, I'm taking him at his word.
Sorry. My new prediction:
Michigan - 52
UConn - 0
For most of the game the Cocks looked like they did not come to play. Especially their receivers - they dropped so many passes I lost count. I was not particularly impressed.
U Conn was good enough to take advantage of a flat USC team. One advantage over us is that they played a bowl game.
That being said: Michigan 31 - U Conn 27
on both ends? what have you seen from uconn that leads you to believe that? and what have you seen from uconn that leads you to believe they are a good team? they beat 6-6 ND and 6-7 south carolina. that doesn't tell me they are a good team
I just think that they're better than some of us think. It's not that they're particularly great, but we aren't either. They lost a ton of close games, put up a lot of points last year and are returning a lot on offense. JMHE.
38-21. We come out like gangbusters and drop 21 on them in the first quarter while holding them scoreless. The rest of the game we just play it safe as their offense isn't conducive. come backs but rather for sitting on leads, of which they will never have in this game.
Our offensive line dominates up front and Tate has 3 td throws.
Michigan 31 UConn 20
Being the first game of the season and against a quality opponent, I think our offense won't be quite as explosive as they will be later in the season. But our defense will play well enough that it won't matter. I think UConn will get their yards (especially on the ground), but they will lack the firepower to put up a lot of points in their offensive system. I think it'll be around a ten point game for most of the contest, with Michigan opening it up to 14 or 17 in the 4th quarter before the Huskies score a meaningless late game touchdown.
Then I say we go take advantage of the one year we might have the unquestioned upper hand on Brian Kelly, ride the momentum wave to 5-0, re-establish our place over MSU to get our bowl game, and then sit back and see just how good a one we can get over the second half of the season.
UM's offense will be better this year than it was last year and UConn has nothing close to capable of stopping us. But we can't buy a FG to save our lives (FGs are a problem all season). UM scores five TDs and misses one extra point (early in the game).
UConn is not a quick scoring team (they actually win TOP) and our run defense will be good enough to make them earn every yard and point. UConn scores high teens to low 20s.
Michigan kicks to UConn to open the game. Mouton sacks their QB on third-and-long. M scores on its first drive. 31-7 at the half; UConn gets some points as the defense tests out different personnel combinatins in the second half. After the game thousands of haters call me personally to apologize for doubting. I graciously accept their apologies and humbly deflect praise even though it is widely recognized in the national media that my stout faith in the team was a crucial key to victory.
A slow game heading into the 4th quarter, Michigan leads 14-10. They'll trade touchdowns the rest of the way, with Robinson scoring on a 60+ yard run with 3:00 left to win it.
I think this will be a very tight game from start to finish, and it may be one of those cases where the last team with the ball is going to win.
I thinkt he game will be close until the fourth when a big play for Michigan will take the steam out of Uconn and the hungerier team will prevail. WIth Brock leading the team out, the home-opener, and the revealing of the new stadium; there will be too much of a home field advantage. And given the heartbreaking year for Uconn last year, I am not sure how well they will deal with adversity and emotion early this year.
I see a surprise hard hitting defensive game ... from Michigan
Good guys 27 - UConn 20
Defensive standout Greg Lloyd, one of UCONN's best players, is out for the year.
That was a huge loss for them.
UM - 38 ... UCONN - 24
I'm going to second DR's prediction. 38-24 and we start the ball rolling to a great season.
39 to 25, Michigan with the W.
Not sure if i'm giving you too much credit (maybe a joke), but 39-25 seems like an odd score for a football game. Hard numbers to achieve with footballs scoring system.
Maybe I'm crazy
Michigan wins 38-20. Jumps on UConn early only to let them back in the game in the 3rd. Denard closes the door with two long TD runs in the 4th.
With Mealer leading the team out into the stadium and it being the re dedication of the Big House, I see Michigan coming out of the gates strong and not really looking back. Uconn'll score 17, Michigan puts up 42+
All the doubters and haters are only fueling the team, should be a great Saturday.
I hate every player and coach and doubt that they can accomplish anything worthwhile.
Seriously, though, mark me for 34 - 17, Wolverines.
I'm sorry, I assumed we were talking about basketball.
If we are talking about football, then switch the scores...and subtract 68 from UCONN
Great win as UConn is no worse than the 2nd best team we play before November.
U Conn's defenses tongues will be hanging down to their knees by 4th Qtr.
Predict: UM 42 - U Conn 21
U Conn's defenses tongues will be hanging down to their knees by 4th Qtr.
Predict UM 42 - U
UConn is losing playmakers on offense and defense and Zach Frazier does not make me nervous at all. Also considering how much they struggled against the spread last year, I think we put up 38 on them.
I'm expecting a lot of offense from both teams to start the game but a slow second half. Touchdown in the 4th to make it a two possesion game.
Prediction 35-24 Michigan
34-20, good guys.
Michigan wins by 2 touchdowns.
Mich 5 Uconn 2
Uconn ends up 11-1. Our unreal defense happens to be the only ones who can stop them. Both teams end up with a safty, but we kick a 71 yard field goal in triple O.T. Danny Hope then is fired when the farest field goal Purdue makes is a 19 yarder all year.
What is a safty?
The farest field goal?
Jason - check your spelling and grammar. Normally we would expect this from 7th year MSU English majors.
With a 30 point margin of error for both teams.
Michigan 31 UConn 20
This is way too early to be making predictions.. How about let's get at least a week before the game before prediction threads. My prediction:
At least 5 prediction threads before the season on this game. I'll take the over.
UConn is not a bad team and, until proven otherwise, we aren't that good right now. Our offense should be very good especially if Shoelace (can we bring that back) is as improved as they say. Our defense should -- quite honestly -- be worse if anything.
So 41-35 and get used to a lot of games with scorelines like that
It will come down to the tangibles and the intangibles IMHO. Mich 56 UConn 0
Since I've seen this on every thread, and nobody has yet to comment, I guess I'll be the one to break it to you: that video sucks ass. Hard.
Michigan 34, UConn 20.
38 - 17
Mark it, Dude
Sounds practical to me. It's a close game at half time but in the 2nd half Michigan seals the deal!
Nine months ago I would have predicted UConn 38-31 or something like that, but I have been feeling better about this game lately. I think it will be more like 34-27 Michigan. We've got some youth issues here and there, but so do they. They have lost a LB/DE and a DE off of their front seven which they needed to be stiff to stop us. Their defensive backfield has the same question marks as ours. Their QB is experienced, but he put up very mediocre numbers last year. He might have an efficient day against us (60% completions, 10+ ypc, no INTs), but mere efficiency is not what I am afraid of. I've just got a feeling about this one. I like us to win a relatively high scoring game by about 7 points. If the game deviates from my prediction, I think that it will be in the direction of Michigan's favor (i.e. blowout territory).
With the rededication ending the stadium renovation curse.
38-13. I can see this one looking very similar to last years opening game. Totally disagree with it being a competitive high scoring game. And this is not just "fan speak."
Michigan Wins 31-27 on a late touchdown pass by denard to hemingway that was set up by a RVB forced fumble
How about the whole season?
Michigan 41, UConn 23 (1-0)
Notre Dame 34, Michigan 31 (1-1)
Michigan 55, UMass 13 (2-1)
Michigan 48, Bowling Green 20 (3-1)
Michigan 42, Indiana 17 (4-1, 1-0)
Michigan 31, Michigan State 21 (5-1, 2-0)
Iowa 34, Michigan 31 (5-2, 2-1)
Penn State 38, Michigan 24 (5-3, 2-2)
Michigan 45, Illinois 10 (6-3, 3-2)
Michigan 33, Purdue 24 (7-3, 4-2)
Michigan 27, Wisconsin 21 (OT) (8-3, 5-2)
Ohio State 35, Michigan 14 (8-4, 5-3)
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Arkansas 45, Michigan 42 (8-5)
RICH ROD SAVES HIS JOB and in 2011 Finishes in the Top 5
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I'm predicting a season opener similar to last year. I say Michigan gets an early lead and coasts.