the Maize and Blue will be taking their talents down to NOLA for a Battle with Virginia Tech, a team that has been known for their Running QBs. But who has the edge in this matchup? What type of team will the Wolverines be facing? All these questions and more will be answered over our 4 posts, so without further ado let’s continue with the Key Matchups for the Wolverines:
The Michigan Front 7 Vs. David Wilson- David Wilson is a great Running Back, there is no way around it. Wilson finished the season with 1627 rushing yards(thats 5th in the nation), Wilson also rushed for over 100 yards in 10 out of 13 games and Rushed for 150 yards or close to it 4 times. His got talent but Michigan’s front 7 playing in the Big Ten has seen some good and great 1000 Yard + RBs(Ronnie Hillman 1711 yards #2 in the nation, Marcus Coker 1385 yards, Rex Burkhead 1268 yards, and Cierre Wood 1042 yards) and of those many spectacular rushers we have shut down most of them or their teams. We did let a few of the rushers go for big games but the rushers that went big on us all had teams with balanced air and rush attacks(See ND and Iowa) and the great rushers that were part of rush only teams like VT got destroyed by the Michigan Front 7(See SDSU, EMU and Neb). This fact alone makes me feel very confident about Mike Martin and the big men upfront, for VT we will focus entirely on stopping the run and allow the the Turnover prone Hokie QB Logan Thomas to test are much improved ball hawking secondary. If we can stop the run in this game it will be a super long day for Virginia Tech.
Tune in Tomorrow for Part 3 of our Sugar Bowl Preview Go Blue!!!!