Big Game Series - Northwestern University @ University of Michigan October 09, 2015 09:00

The standings so far...

Win Loss
Alec 5 1
Maryanne 3 3
Northwestern University vs. University of Michigan

Saturday, October 10th at 3:30 EST on BTN

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The Match-up

This week’s Big Game Series matchup pits the top two scoring defenses against each other in The Big House when Northwestern University takes on the University of Michigan. Northwestern comes into the contest at 5-0 and ranked #13 in the nation, whereas the Wolverines are 4-1 and ranked #18. Points will be hard to come by in this one, and it will be up to a rested De’Veon Smith of Michigan to attempt to carry the Wolverines over the goalline and victory. In order to do so though, he will have to slip by linebacker Anthony Walker who leads the Wildcats in tackles this season, if the Wolverines are going to find success. I predict a low scoring contest that ultimately, the home team will prevail in.

The Prediction
Northwestern University - 16
University of Michigan - 10

 -Alec  

Cute Guy Watch 

Devin Gardner (left) and Shane Morris (right) have two things in common: (1) they both have experience as Michigan's quarterback, and (2) they should never wear anything else except for these football uniforms. Since I've been lacking cute guys in this series, I'm spoiling you today with two of them to make up for past weeks. Anyone else think that football pants are the best sports pants!? 

Shane Morris and Devin Gardner University of Michigan
Sources: 247Sports

Mascot Match-up

The wildcats will take on the wolverines this week and I don't think it'll be pretty. They both will have the same advantage of sharp claws and teeth, so that doesn't help me pick a winner. The mascots also both live in climates that prepare them for cooler playing temperatures. There isn't much more to say other than I feel like I just can't get past the giant, oversized jersey that the wildcat mascot wears at games. Although I like purple better than the navy and yellow combination, I'm picking the wolverines to win based solely on the wildcat's lack of jersey size awareness.

Tailgate and Cheer in Style

Ann Arbor is one place you don't want to forget your cold weather accessories. Here is what we recommend to cheer on Northwestern University:

Minnesota Vikings Infinity Scarf  White earwarmer with purple flower Northwestern University

And this is what we suggest for the University of Michigan:

Navy blue and yellow infinity scarf University of Michigan  Navy blue earwarmer with yellow flower University of Michigan 

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-Maryanne

Do you hold true to either of these universities? Who will you be cheering for this weekend? Leave us a comment below!