ORLANDO, Fla. — Free Push athletics author Orion Sang breaks down the Citrus Bowl game between Michigan and Alabama:
Matchup: No. 17 Michigan (9-3) vs. No. 9 Alabama (10-two).
Kickoff: 1 p.m., Wednesday, Tenting Earth Stadium, Orlando, Florida.
Television set/radio:ABC WWJ-AM (950), WTKA-AM (1050).
Line: Alabama by seven.
Michigan: Out: OT Andrew Stueber (ACL), DT Michael Dwumfour (undisclosed), RB Christian Turner (undisclosed).Probable: S Brad Hawkins (undisclosed), DT Carlo Kemp (undisclosed).
Alabama:Out: QB Tua Tagovailoa (hip), EDGE Terrell Lewis (sitting out), CB Trevon Diggs (sitting down out), RB Trey Sanders (foot), LB Joshua McMillon (correct knee), LB Dylan Moses (ACL), DL LaBryan Ray (foot), DL DJ Dale (knee).Possible: DL Raekwon Davis (ankle).
When Michigan has the ball: The Wolverines’ offense improved dramatically the 2nd 50 percent of the season, averaging 35.7 details and 417 yards for every sport in the final 6 online games. They fixed their turnover difficulties (they experienced 13 by the very first six game titles) and began to jell in the passing video game. Quarterback Shea Patterson might’ve played the very best of his occupation in the previous 3 games. and his stats versus Ohio Point out — eighteen-of-forty three completions for 305 yards, one landing and one interception — didn’t tell the full tale, as he threw for 250 yards in the initial fifty percent on your own and was plagued by drops during the sport.