Before the 2019 college kicked off, ESPN released its prediction for The Game. ESPN’s computer model predicted Michigan would finally take down Ohio State and have a shot at the College Football Playoff.
After two weeks and two very questionable performances from the Wolverines, that has changed.
Ohio State – after demolishing FAU and Cincinnati in back-to-back weeks – is now favored to defeat Michigan later this season.
According to ESPN’s Football Power Index, Ohio State has a 54.5-percent chance to beat Michigan. The Wolverines have a 45.5-percent chance to pull the upset.
That’s a stark difference from ESPN’s prediction before the season that gave Michigan a 76.6% chance to beat Ohio State when the two teams meet in November.
After struggling to defeat Army last weekend, Jim Harbaugh’s team fell in the rankings from No. 7 to No. 10. It won’t get any easier for the Wolverines two weeks from now when they travel to Wisconsin to take on the Badgers.
Michigan has a week off to think about it’s close call with the Black Knights before facing off against a tough Big Ten opponent.
Can the Wolverines fix their woes before a November clash against Ohio State or will the Buckeyes continue their streak?