Michigan hits the road this week with a sour taste in its mouth thanks to last week's loss to Michigan State. The Wolverines will take on an Indiana team that's 0-2 in the Big Ten so far this season but would love nothing more than to make sure Michigan's misery lasts a little longer.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14 | Time: Noon ET
Location: Memorial Stadium -- Bloomington, Indiana
TV: ABC | Live stream: WatchESPN
Indiana: Life in the Big Ten East is tough enough, but there's another degree of difficulty added when your first three conference games of the season come against Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan. The Hoosiers have looked good outside of the conference, picking up a win over Virginia that looks better every week, and handling Georgia Southern and Charleston Southern with ease. They have not fared so well in their first two Big Ten games, losing to Ohio State and Penn State by a combined score of 94-35.
Michigan: The good news for Michigan is that, even though it lost to Michigan State last week, it hasn't played either Ohio State or Penn State yet. Of course, it's also important that the Wolverines don't allow Michigan State to beat them two weeks in a row. You can't get caught licking your wounds against an Indiana team that can pose problems.
This spread is just too small, and I think it's an overreaction to last week's Michigan loss and John O'Korn's performance in a downpour. But while Michigan has struggled against the Big Ten's elite programs under Harbaugh, it's dominated Indiana for quite a while. In fact, Michigan enters this game with a 21-game winning streak against the Hoosiers. Look for Michigan to extend that streak this weekend, and take out some of its frustration in the process. Pick: Michigan -5.5