This Saturday, Michigan looks to get back on the winning track at home against the Miami (OH) RedHawks from the MAC. Here is how the season is going for Miami thus far.
Miami is currently 0-2 through its first two games of the season. The RedHawks have yet to face a conference opponent and will not do so until Week 5 at Buffalo. Their first two losses of the season have been pretty bad. In Week 1 they were blown out at home against Marshall, 42-27. Starting off the year with a loss in front of your home crowd is never a step in the right direction. Although Marshall is a tough opponent—the team is currently ranked 16th in rushing yards in the FBS thanks to lead back Devon Johnson—they still needed to get that win to start off the year right.
Their next opponent, Eastern Kentucky, was also at home. Eastern Kentucky, a school in the Ohio Valley Conference, should have also been an easy victory at home. Miami currently is 18th overall in the FBS in passing yards with 338.5 per game. But somehow, Eastern Kentucky held them to only 10 points the entire game and won that contest 17-10.
With two losses to begin this season, the RedHawks are now in an ugly stretch of 18 consecutive losses.
If the passing game continues to strive for this RedHawks team, look for them to exploit the Wolverines’ secondary early in the game. Michigan’s front seven is what keeps it from giving up massive amounts of points every game. I also expect guys like Frank Clark to step up big for the Wolverines to try an eliminate the passing game.