After our first two-time winner of the season last week, we are back on track with first time winners. This time, kfarmer16 takes home the $20 gift card to The M Den with a dominating performance. His point differential of 72.3 was the best of the season by any contestant. He was just three away from Michigan’s leading individual rusher, and 11 away from Michigan’s total yards. Previous winner HTTV133 was second with a differential of 113.8, while two-time winner crp12qb finished 10th out of 11.
Tooty_pops was the only person to correctly predict that Michigan wouldn’t make a field goal. Kfarmer16 was the next closest on that question with 20. New contestant Shoelace4Heisman was only four away from Michigan’s total yards and 31 away from the combined passing yards, while JustJeepGear.com was the closest to the combined passing yards, just 19 away. JustJeepGear.com also nearly became our first correct score predictor of the season, but the 35-12 prediction was just a point away.
The 11 contestants this week picked Michigan to win by an average score of 37-11, so you weren’t very far off. Even with Gardner playing instead of Denard, it sounds like Michigan fans had a pretty good grasp of how the game would turn out.
This week, Michigan returns home to face Northwestern. The Wildcats feature a solid run game and rush defense, but not much of a pass defense. It will be interesting to see whether Denard is fully healthy for this one. Good luck!