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.

Comments

OmarDontScare

January 1st, 2013 at 12:09 PM ^

No it wasn't. After the 1st half everyone knew he was not able to throw the ball. Do you know the 1st half v 2nd half breakdown of his carries from the QB position?

Shit, look at the quotes from OSU players after the game. They were told Denard wasn't passing the ball. When he lines up at QB there's no one else to pass the ball on the field

jaysvw

January 1st, 2013 at 11:25 AM ^

I think we get demolished.  Something on the order of 35-6.  Our offense has struggled to put points on the board against elite defenses since 2008.  Without a running game, I just can't see how we put up points against this pass rush.  I hope to hell come 4pm I am proven wrong, but as it sits I just don't see how this works out well for us.

jabberwock

January 1st, 2013 at 11:40 AM ^

but my Maize-colored glasses only see so far.

We are without our primary punter, without one of our most experienced defensive backs (& replaced by a special teams player), without our # 1 RB, our Offensive line has arguably been our weakest position group all year.
We have our primary QB either still slightly injured, or practicing at positions that he hasn't practiced in 4 years, (luckily the back-up QB has all of 5 starts) virtually no competent back-up RB, a suspect OC, an antiquated punt formation and we are essentially playing an away game.  Also, as much as I appreciate Hoke, I'll give the In-game coaching edge to Spurrier. 

Our D will keep them in it, but just barely.

jabberwock

January 1st, 2013 at 12:23 PM ^

Which is one of the reasons I don't see a blowout (plus I didn't want to ramble into a complete pro vs con post).  I'll still give them the edge in the backup RB dept.  
Our D will hurry, pressure, & hopefully manhandle Shaw; but their dink& dunk passing may still pose a problem.  

I guess to me it looks like Michigan is at risk for the "Death from a thousand cuts" scenario.  Too many little disadvantages adding up to yards & points.

Generic MGoBlogger

January 1st, 2013 at 11:46 AM ^

If Borges utilizes the Devin/Denard duo and plays much more aggressively and our defense is able to shut down Thompson and Shaw in the pass game, I think we have a great shot of winning today.  I also think special teams will end up being an X factor by the end of it all as well.  I'm going to stay optimistic and say Michigan, 31-28. Gibbons has another brunette girls moment with 30 seconds left.

Soulfire21

January 1st, 2013 at 11:52 AM ^

I'm not confident on Borges to have an effective game plan. That, combined with our suspect offensive line and lack of RB production means our offense is in serious trouble. We will be relying on a solid, turnover generating defense (haven't done much of that this season) and USC offensive mistakes.

Could be a long day for us today if Borges expects his 2nd half Ohio state gameplan to work. That said, I'm open to pleasant surprises.

AlwaysBlue

January 1st, 2013 at 12:49 PM ^

How can Borges game plan be separated from the fact the OL is suspect, his starting RB is out and his QB will be making his fifth start? 

Love it or hate it, the core of Hoke ball is lining up, looking your opponent straight in the eye and defeating him...not tricking him.   

Taps

January 1st, 2013 at 12:53 PM ^

Brandon's new bowl jerseys will include a scrolling LED display on the chest which Al Borges will use to inform the Gamecock defense that, yes, this play will indeed be a run.

Jake Ryan declaring for the draft will seem like a real possibility.

Denard scores a magical but ultimately meaningless touchdown.

South Carolina 13  Michigan 7

Committed

January 1st, 2013 at 12:59 PM ^

Did anyone see corso's picks? I didn't. I can't stand him.

Did he pick mich or SC?

If he picked SC...did he put a cock on his head?

Sry. I had to. Inappropriate, I know. Haha.