2022 Michigan Football: Big Ten Championship


College Football Champions week, a week of exuberance and hurt. Teams hopeful for playoff spots and teams hopeful for big upsets so they can sneak into playoff spots. This week entails a lot for teams from all over the country, and especially the Big Ten and the Michigan Wolverines. 

The Michigan Wolverines are set to play the Purdue Boilermakers this weekend in Indy for a chance at the Big Ten Title. Ohio State is sitting at home hoping and praying they can weasel into the playoffs with losses from USC and TSU. With USC losing the Bucks can make it into the playoffs with some special situations happening, but the better question is what will happen with the Michigan Wolverines coming off of an emotional high in Columbus.

Purdue, a team with upset on their minds. Michigan, a team with the CFP on their minds. Last year Michigan owned the Iowa Hawkeyes winning with a score of 42-3, they hope to do the same thing this year against the Boilermakers. Purdue has few notable wins coming out of a weak Big Ten West this year, winning against Illinois and a ranked Syracuse team at the time. Purdue also lost by 20 to an Iowa team that lost to Michigan, let’s just safely say that the Big Ten West was a joke this year. 

Michigan to bag up the Big Ten Championship needs to stick to their roots, run the ball. Running the ball will open up the passing game and Michigan will be able to win the game. JJ McCarthy has had a great year so far, he needs to keep doing this and play well to get a big win and a trophy. Last week against OSU, Michigan passed early and then ran with success. Donovan Edwards will be the featured back this week because of Blake Corum going down with a knee injury, some saying he will be out for the season. 

Purdue versus Michigan, a game that both teams are anticipating for their own reasons but for the Wolverines a chance for a CFP playoff. The game will be played at 8 EST on FOX at Lucas Oil Stadium.