2015 Michigan Wolverines Football Schedule
(2014 Record: 5-7)
Total Returning Starters: 16 (6 offense, 10 defense)
Projected Win %
@ Penn State
Power Rating: 81.5
Win Total: 7.76
General Outlook: Jim Harbaugh has been one of the best coaches in football the last decade and really came onto the scene at Stanford before going to the NFL and coaching the 49ers to multiple NFC championship games and a Super Bowl. Other than his uncanny ability to get the best out of his quarterbacks, Harbaugh has made a name for himself coaching up some of the best defenses in his respective league year after year. The Wolverines return 10 starters from a defense that already ranked 8th in the country just a year ago. Watch out. With Iowa transfer senior QB Jake Rudock expected to lead the way on offense with both of Michigan’s leading rushers from 2014 and an offensive line with 76 career starts, the offense should be much improved behind Harbaugh as well. Rudock actually has 25 career starts at Iowa and took care of the ball only turning it over 18 times over that span. Michigan’s turnover margin in 2014 alone was -16, 4th worst in the country. When those type of turnover numbers are that drastic they typically regress toward the mean the following year and I would expect no less from a Harbaugh coached team with Rudock running the show.
Win Total Take: Michigan gets a tough season opener in Salt Lake City but have a really good opportunity to get things going with 5 of their next 6 at home and 5 games they will be at least TD favorites in before hosting Sparty Oct. 17th. As double-digits favorites against Rutgers and Indiana that’s 7 likely wins and a Harbaugh team that needs to win just 1 against Utah, Sparty, Minnesota, Penn St. or Ohio St. to cash an over 7.5 season wins ticket. With the Harbaugh magic and expected turnaround in turnover margin for the Wolverines I recommend making a 1x play on over 7.5 wins at +105.
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