Gameday Prediction Thread

Submitted by UM2018 on January 1st, 2013 at 9:42 AM
what do you guys thjnk the score of the game will be? I say michigan wins 20-17 after Bellomy replaces an injured Devin Gardner and leads us on a game winning drive.



January 1st, 2013 at 9:53 AM ^

28-14 Carolina.....sorry I have zero trust in Borges to come up with something innovative with Devin/Denard, I see a full replay of the 2nd half against Ohio today.


January 1st, 2013 at 9:54 AM ^

I'm about 10 minutes from leaving to head over to the stadium. Weather is perfect and at least where I'm staying the USC fans outnumber is about 5-1.

I'm saying 27-17 Michigan cause Denard runs wild in his farewell game and (god willing) we don't turn the ball over.

I'm heading in. Go fucking BLUE!


January 1st, 2013 at 9:59 AM ^

well said.  Have fun today.

I don't think we will win, but I think we can;  for me it comes down to the offenses ability to score touchdowns.  I think the first team to 24 wins this game and the game could turn on a special teams play (lets hope its our return for a touchdown).

If I had to bet my first born I would say USC (NTUSC)  27 Michigan 23

If I had nothign to lose i would say Michigan 31  USC(NTUSC) 10


like Is said, have fun today!



January 1st, 2013 at 9:57 AM ^

For some reason I have a good feeling about this game. Michigan wins 21-13, Roundtree has a big game.

ps-We have not won back to back bowl games since 2000/2001 Orange-Citrus bowl. 


January 1st, 2013 at 10:04 AM ^

Feel comfortable with us playing SEC opponents for another couple years. I just don't think we are good enough up front yet. Call me a troll....I pray I am wrong, I want to beat the SEC soooooo bad..... Go Blue, prove me as an idiot.....

South Carolina 31
Michigan 16


January 1st, 2013 at 10:58 AM ^

I know that's kind of a trite thing to say, but for some reason, I think it's actually going to have more of an impact on today's game than usual.  We win an ugly, close game that comes down to making a big stop late in the fourth.  

Michigan - 20
USC - 17


January 1st, 2013 at 10:13 AM ^

60% chance these will be the top threads tonight:

1. Fire Borges now or after signing day?

2. Gruden to ND, Kelly to SF, Harbaugh to UM?

3. Why did Carr veto Miles/Tenuta?

4. If we kept RR, Robinson 1 or 2 Heismans?

5. Dave Brandon same as Hitler or worse?


January 1st, 2013 at 10:41 AM ^

That would be awesome! But having a blocking TE in next to Schofield will probably be gameplan. On othe sets we should have a FB blocking this tremendous pass rushing team. Maybe Brandon Moore will show up and give all the extra help we need. Having those blockers obviously limits the amount of recievers on the field.


January 1st, 2013 at 10:25 AM ^

I also have little confidence in the Offensive Game Plan.  Our Offensive coach has lost us atleast 2 games and almost lost the MSU game.  Not confident in his schemes or play calling. 


January 1st, 2013 at 10:37 AM ^

My head says, yes, this will be a repeat of the 2nd half against OSU. My heart says Denard takes things into his own hands. Put them together, we win in overtime 27-21.


January 1st, 2013 at 10:36 AM ^

I believe South Caralina is a legit top 10 team. Michigan is barely A top 25 team. We only beat two decent teams all year. Our offensive line is very average and that's going to be exploited by a very good Gamecock defensive line. However, I think Deven Gardner will handle the rush and complete some passes against this agressive defense. Look for Michigan to score some points. South Caralina will probably score more than you think. Our secondary makes me nervous. Michigan 34 South Caralina 33. Remember this a bowl game and sometimes the defenses don't show up.


January 1st, 2013 at 10:37 AM ^

Defenses stand strong as they only allow a few fieldgoals. Then the offenses find a way to work through both defenses. After UM turns the ball over on a costly fumble at a tied 20-20 game, Ryan puts a huge rush on the QB to force a bad throw. We get the ball back with under minute, a few passes to gallon and a screen to #16 puts Gibbons in FG range. He nails it as the clock runs out.

23-20 Michigan 


January 1st, 2013 at 10:39 AM ^

The 2nd half offense vs OSU really took the wind out of my sails. If Borges doesn't F this up for the players we have a shot. Unfortunately he probably will. 17 - 6 SC


January 1st, 2013 at 11:05 AM ^

One of the fundamental responsibilities of any coach in any sport is to minimize your weaknesses and take maximum advantage of your strengths. You're certainly right about the nature of our OL, but that's exactly why Borges' game-planning has been so wanting. If your OL has trouble in straight-ahead run blocking and your regular RBs are not particularly shifty or fleet of foot, why in God's name would you keep Denard—the one player who has shown any ability to gain yardage with very few holes—on the bench for a significant part of your main rivalry game? Why would you make such little use of a tight end who is a matchup nightmare for virtually every DB or LB who tries to cover him?


January 1st, 2013 at 12:03 PM ^

Everyone loved the Borges game plan when it worked against Iowa. The truth is we don't have players in the trenches to beat teams with better talent especially if we have turnovers. Even last year we had problems (Molk and Martin really made a difference) and could have lost to ND and VT without the ball bouncing our way. 


January 1st, 2013 at 11:01 AM ^

we have played at least three teams that are better than USC and we could have beaten two of those teams.

  Who can say if Borges hasn't learned something?  We know the players have grown through the trials, maybe today they stand together and smash USC?  If nothing else we have a chance...


Stupid Flanders

January 1st, 2013 at 11:09 AM ^

Al Borges bashing is so 2012. Today the game plan will be willy-nilly, with Denard all over the place. I see Denard with rushing, receiving, passing and special teams TDs.

UM 38, SC 24

For realz?


January 1st, 2013 at 11:20 AM ^

So the Wolverines will send out a QB to make his fifth start, be without their starting RB and feature an OL that has, with one exception, not distinguished itself to line-up against a pretty highly ranked defense...and if they don't win it will be the fault of Borges?  



January 1st, 2013 at 11:50 AM ^

Why, yes.  Yes, it was.

Denard Robinson vs. OSU: 10 carries, 122 yards, 12.2 yards/carry, 1 touchdown

Take out the 67-yard touchdown?  Okay.

9 carries, 55 yards, 6.1 yards/carry.

It might not have been imaginative, but it worked very well.  But I guess you can ignore the facts if you want.


January 1st, 2013 at 12:11 PM ^

The numbers suggest that the play calls for Denard were effective.  You can't just run outside every time.  It seems that people are acting like Borges could have called the same play 25 times and it would have worked every time.  A couple plays didn't work for Denard, but 122 yards and 1 touchdown on just 10 carries is pretty darn good, no matter how you slice it.