The Michigan Wolverines (2-0) host the UConn Huskies (1-2) Saturday. Kickoff from Michigan Stadium is set for 12:00 PM ET.
Michigan has won its first two games by scores of 51-7 and 56-10. Its next game could be similarly lopsided. The Huskies lost to Syracuse on Saturday night 48-14 to fall to 1-2 on the season.
Michigan vs UConn Huskies Streaming Info
Game Day: Saturday, September 17, 2022
Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Stadium: Michigan Stadium
TV Channel: ABC
Live Stream: fuboTV (Watch for free)
Michigan vs UConn Game Preview
Why UConn Will Win
The Huskies have a few decent positives to build on in the long, hard journey to being at least competitive under new head coach Jim Mora Jr.
The running game worked fine in the first two games – a loss to Utah State and a win over Central Connecticut State – and the team might have something in freshman QB Zion Turner, who hit 14-of-17 passes for 92 yards and a score in the loss to Syracuse.
The defensive front hasn’t been totally gouged so far against the run, third down conversions haven’t been a problem, Michigan is only clicking on 31% of its third down tries
Why Michigan Will Win
Turnovers. It’s not like Michigan needs a ton of help in this, but UConn will be happy to provide it with at least two giveaways – probably three or more – and Michigan has given up just one turnover so far.
The running game is crushing.
The Wolverines are averaging close to seven yards per carry, there’s been no issue getting the offense moving, and the defense isn’t allowing anything happening down the field.
The lines have been fantastic. UConn won’t generate anything in the backfield, it won’t come up with enough of a push for the ground attack
Michigan vs UConn Huskies Game Prediction
This is the perfect showcase game for McCarthy as he continues to get comfortable at the helm of the offense. I expect Michigan to keep the foot on the gas pedal against a Connecticut team that can’t move the ball with backup quarterback Zion Turner under center.
UConn posted only 202 total yards at home against Syracuse last weekend and will struggle to handle the speed of Michigan, who has scored 50+ points in both games this season.
If you’re looking for action on this lopsided spread, bet the Wolverines with ease.
Prediction: Michigan 52, UConn 10