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Michigan Wolverines College Football Betting

Michigan Wolverines College Football Betting

Matt Rhule is the latest coach to try and jumpstart what was once the most prestigious program in college football. The Nebraska Cornhuskers first year coach has a tall task ahead. Nebraska is capable of much more than they have delivered in recent years, but the program has fallen so far that a full recovery will require patience. Nebraska will host the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. The traditional sellout and Sea of Red crowd will be on hand. But Michigan will have the vast talent and depth advantage.

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Michigan Wolverines -18

Nebraska Cornhuskers +18

Total 39

Michigan Wolverines Weekly Matchup

On Saturday, September 30, 2023, the Nebraska Cornhuskers of the Big Ten will host the Michigan Wolverines of the Big Ten at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, NE. Kickoff time is 3:30 p.m. ET, with television coverage on FOX.

Last game, the Nebraska Cornhuskers won 28-14 against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs as 20-point home favorites. The game went under the total of 44.5. Nebraska has a record of 2-2 straight up, 2-2 against the spread, and 1-3 over/under the total.

Nebraska ranks 87th for total offense, 127th for passing, 5th for rushing and 103rd for scoring. Defensively, they rank 26th overall, 105th against the pass, 2nd against the rush, and 33rd for points allowed. Also, Nebraska ranks 129th for fewest turnovers lost and 72nd for takeaways.

Heinrich Haarberg ran for 157 yards and a touchdown, Anthony Grant for 135 yards and a score to lead Nebraska past Louisiana Tech. Haarberg, who started his second straight game at quarterback instead of Jeff Sims, worked in tandem with Grant as the primary ball carriers in the absence of injured running backs Gabe Ervin Jr. and Rahmir Johnson. The Cornhuskers had four runs of at least 30 yards and finished with 312 yards on the ground and 419 total yards.

For Nebraska, it's apparent the quarterback run will have to be a big part of the offense regardless of who’s playing because of a lack of depth at receiver and a shortage of running backs.

Haarberg had two more carries (19) than pass attempts (17). Nebraska hadn't had a quarterback run so many times since Adrian Martinez had 21 attempts against Michigan State two years ago. All but 10 of Haarberg's rushing yards came on three carries totaling 147 yards, including a 72-yard TD. The Huskers have held four straight opponents under 60 rushing yards for the first time since 1999.

Michigan Wolverines Weekly Recap

Last game, the Michigan Wolverines won 31-7 against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights as 24-point home favorites. The game went under the total of 44. Michigan has a record of 4-0 straight up, 0-3-1 against the spread, and 0-4 over/under the total. Michigan ranks 58th for total offense, 66th for passing, 51st for rushing and 54th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 3rd overall, 8th against the pass, 14th against the rush, and 1st for points allowed. Also, Michigan ranks 21st for fewest turnovers lost and 50th for takeaways.

Blake Corum ran for two touchdowns and 97 yards on 21 carries, helping the Wolverines pull away and beat Rutgers with Harbaugh coaching after his school-imposed three-game suspension for NCAA recruiting infractions. Michigan had 201 yards rushing, averaging 5 yards a carry, and gave up just 3.3 yards per run for 77 yards.

JJ McCarthy was 15 of 21 for 214 yards with a touchdown and no turnovers, a week after throwing a career-high three interceptions. McCarthy had seven carries, matching his total from the first three games, for 51 yards after entering the game with 35 yards on the ground.

2023 Michigan Wolverines Football Schedule

Sep 2 vs. East Carolina W 30-3 1-0
Sep 9 vs. UNLV W 35-7 2-0
Sep 16 vs. Bowling Green W 31-6 3-0
Sep 23 vs. Rutgers W 31-7 4-0
Sep 30 at Nebraska - -
Oct 7 at Minnesota - -
Oct 14 vs. Indiana - -
Oct 21 at Michigan State - -
Nov 4 vs. Purdue - -
Nov 11 at Penn State - -
Nov 18 at Maryland - -
Nov 25 vs. Ohio State - -

From the iconic winged helmets, the Big House, and “Hail to the Victors,” the Michigan Wolverines epitomize what college football tradition and ritual is all about. However, there are two sides to the Michigan Myth. Michigan has 11 national championships but only one (1997) since 1948.

Before the 2021 and 2022 seasons, Michigan found competing with Ohio State in the Big Ten impossible. In fact, Michigan went from 2003 through 2000 without a Big Ten championship. Despite the comparative lack of national success in the modern era, Michigan remains a marquee name and blue blood brand.

The late great Bo Schembechler took over a moribund program in 1969 and transformed it into a regular Big Ten and national championship contender. Schembechler’s program lived on after his retirement. One of Bo’s top assistants, Lloyd Carr, led the Wolverines to their last national championship. But after Carr retired in m2007, Michigan lost its way. However, favorite son and alum, Jim Harbaugh, is restoring Michigan to glory.

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2023 College Football Schedule

Alabama Crimson Tide Auburn Tigers Baylor Bears
Clemson Tigers Colorado Buffaloes Florida Gators
Florida State Seminoles Georgia Bulldogs Illinois Fighting Illini
Iowa Hawkeyes Kansas State Wildcats LSU Tigers
Miami Hurricanes Michigan Wolverines Mississippi Rebels
North Carolina State Wolfpack North Carolina Tar Heels Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Ohio State Buckeyes Oklahoma Sooners Oklahoma State Cowboys
Oregon Ducks Oregon State Beavers Penn State Nittany Lions
South Carolina Gamecocks TCU Horned Frogs Tennessee Volunteers
Texas Longhorns Texas A&M Aggies Texas Tech Red Raiders
Tulane Green Wave UCLA Bruins USC Trojans
Utah Utes Washington Huskies Wisconsin Badgers

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