Michigan vs. Connecticut: Game Preview With TV Schedule

By Connor Muldowney
Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Michigan Wolverines are coming off one of the worst game in the school’s history on Saturday, Sept. 14. What do I mean by this? Michigan snuck away with a lucky win against the Akron Zips in which the Wolverines would have suffered the worst loss since the Appalachian State debacle from a few years back.

On the other side of the field, the Connecticut Huskies haven’t had a solid squad in years. The Huskies enter the game at 0-2 and it’s not looking good for them as they likely are one of the worst teams in college football to start the season. Good thing they’re at home — where they’re 0-2 this year.

Michigan has a talented quarterback that goes by the name Devin Gardner. He’s so talented, in fact, that he was projected to be far better than former QB, Denard Robinson. He has the rare combination of a strong arm and speed to burn, but he has struggled early this season. He has just 704 yards with seven touchdowns and six interceptions — his accuracy needs a lot of work heading into week four. He also has four rushing touchdowns and over 200 yards on the ground. Jeremy Gallon is the second-biggest weapon on offense with 297 yards receiving and four touchdowns on 18 catches.

Connecticut’s offense is just flat-out struggling. It ranks 122nd in rush yards per game with under 60 and 103rd in points for with 19.5. This team has no offense so far and it’s a big reason as to why they are 0-2. Junior quarterback Chandler Whitmer is the only bright spot on offense with 555 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions through two games.

Defensively, the Wolverines have allowed 21 points per game, but a recent trend should worry the Wolverines. The pass defense has gotten worse in each game while they have allowed over 400 yards in each of their past two games. Connecticut has been far worse, allowing about 450 yards per game to go along with 33 points. Michigan’s offense is likely to break out in this one.

Michigan will travel to Connecticut to take on the Huskies at 8 p.m. EST on Saturday, Sept. 21. The game will be aired on ABC.

PREDICTION: Michigan 42, Connecticut 14

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Connor Muldowney is a columnist for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Connormuldowney, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google. You can also reach him at muldown5@gmail.com.

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