Michigan Football: 3 bold predictions vs. Northwestern in Week 8

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The Michigan Wolverines return to action this Saturday and will take on the Northwestern Wildcats. This game kicks off at 12 p.m. ET and will be televised on FOX.

Michigan comes into this one as the sixth-ranked team in the country and is one of only 11 remaining undefeated teams. It feels like it has been forever since Michigan has played in front of their home crowd.

In some way, it sort of has been. Michigan’s last home game was on Sept. 25 against Rutgers. After two road games and a bye week, I’m sure the Wolverines are very excited to be back in their home stadium.

Northwestern has had a roller-coaster season so far currently sitting at 3-3. The Wildcats have won every other game that they’ve played which statistically means they’re due for a loss in this one if the trend continues. Michigan is favored heavily in this game but I know the Wildcats will be looking to defy the odds this weekend.

Here are three bold predictions as we look at this matchup.