Which game or games are ones Michigan needs to guard against as trap games* in the 2012 schedule? Blazefire's post of a few days ago, "What games will have you pacing in 2012" got me thinking along these lines. Which game do you think will be the biggest trap game for Michigan this year?
We have a bye week after playing ND, so I don't think the Purdue game will be a problem (without the bye week, I would list that as our top trap game to look out for).
Strangely enough, I think the Minnesota game could be our trap game. It follows two tough games against rivals and/or teams expected to battle us for division championship, State, and Nebraska, and we just demolished them last year. It wouldn't be a stretch to think that somewhere in the back of many Michigan players' minds is the thought that they just have to show up, and the win is theirs. I still think Michigan wins this game, probably by two touchdowns, but Minnesota has the capability of keeping the game close for awhile if Michigan's play is lackadasical.
So, do you think Michigan will have a trap game this year? If so, which game will it be?
Link to Michigan's 2012 schedule: http://mgoblog.com/content/michigan-future-schedules
*A trap game is one your team is expected to win handily, but it might not play as well as expected becaurse it occurs right before or after a game with a top rival or difficult opponent.