SCOUTING THE OFFENSE: The Wolverines have been dynamic most of the season, but Ohio State can match Michigan's firepower with their own defensive strength. Execution and game planning will determine which side is successful. After losing two previous games to Ohio State, QB John Navarre has a lot to prove and a ton of pressure on his shoulders. If he plays tight, the Wolverines could be in trouble.
SCOUTING THE DEFENSE
This appears to be a major advantage for Michigan since the Ohio State offense has been largely disappointing this season. Ohio State has gotten to 10-1 at this point of the season with Maurice Clarett, but he was a difference-maker last season in games like this, and the Buckeyes aren't anywhere near as effective this year without him. Michigan should be able to stuff the OSU running game, which would go a long way toward determining the winner of the game.
QUOTE TO NOTE
"By far Michigan. They are a great team. Offensively they are balanced and have so many weapons. Defensively they fly around. By far Michigan. Head and shoulders." -- Northwestern LB Pat Durr, evaluating whether Michigan or Ohio State is better. The Wildcats lost to both teams this season.