MICHI­GAN over Smu by 31

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Af­ter stum­bling out of the gate in their open­ing 46-23 loss to North Texas (fell be­hind 17-0 early in the sec­ond quar­ter), the Ponies re­sponded quickly in Week 2’s Bat­tle for the Iron Skil­let by jump­ing out to a 9-0 firsthalf lead against TCU on Thurs­day night. Un­for­tu­nately, the Mus­tangs ended up with just 225 yards of of­fense and scored just 3 points the rest of the way in a 42-12 drub­bing at the hands of the Horned Frogs. Is this the same Sonny Dykes that was ac­claimed as col­lege foot­ball’s of­fen­sive guru at pre­vi­ous stops? Av­er­ag­ing just 240 YPG thus far cer­tainly makes us won­der. As for Michi­gan, Jim Har­baugh en­gi­neered some pos­i­tive mo­men­tum for the Wolves in last week’s 49-0 white­wash win over West­ern Michi­gan, as it marked the first time in a year that a UM wide re­ceiver ac­tu­ally caught a TD pass. The bad news to­day for the Wolver­ines is their 2-9 spread record as fa­vorites of 30 points or more when com­ing off a win in which they scored more than 32 points, cou­pled with SMU’s

mark when get­ting more than 3 TDs. If you must, hold your nose and grab the points.

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