My Computer for Bama/Mich calls for Bama to have a 196-155 rush edge, a 245-182 pass edge outgaining them (441-337) with a 31-21 proj score.
UM vs Bama Sept 1 - Dallas, TX Cowboys Stad. S/'99 the National Champ from the prev yr is 13-0 with an avg win of 45-13 in season opener.
This will be the first reg ssn gm between the two tms as the prior 3 have all come in bowls. UM won the L/gm ('99 Orange Bowl) 35-34.
Bama did not face a dual threat QB like D Robinson LY and has just 5 ret sts from the best D in CFB LY but they still have my #3 rated D.
UM is off 1st 11-win ssn S/'97 and is a veteran tm w/13 ret st'rs. The biggest matchup edge is UA's #1 OL vs a rebuilt UM DL w/1 ret st'r.
UM only faced 2 ranked tms away from home LY and were outgained 710-434 in those but got a fortunate win over VT in the bowl.
Only once all yr in 2012 did Bama's D give up 2 TD's vs an FBS foe but that might happen here.
Still games like this are won up front at the LOS and Bama has the edges. Roll Tide 31-17!