CFB Week 1: Previewing Michigan-Florida with 7 Quibbls

By Columnist Matt Lieberman

Who will win Saturday’s matchup between the Michigan Wolverines and the Florida Gators?

In the season opener for both teams, the Michigan Wolverines will be taking on the Florida Gators at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. This matchup pits a Big Ten blueblood against an SEC powerhouse. Who will come out on top at when the final whistle blows?

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How many touchdowns (passing and rushing) will Wilton Speight score in the season opener against Florida?

The Michigan senior out of Richmond, Virginia has accounted for 19 touchdowns in his career, with 18 of those coming last season. He also put over 2,500 yards last season. How many touchdowns- both passing and running- will he pick up against Florida?

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Will the Michigan defense pick up an interception against Florida?

Last year, Channing Stribling led Michigan with four interceptions on the season. Unfortunately for the Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines, Stribling has since transitioned into the NFL. Now it’s up to the rest of the Michigan cornerbacks and secondary to pick up the slack. Will they get an interception

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How many yards will RB Chris Evans of Michigan rush for?

Chris Evans career high for rushing came as a freshman last year when he went for 153 against Rutgers on 11 attempts. How many yards will Evans, who’s slotted as the first Wolverines running back, pick up this time around against Florida?

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Will Jabari Zuniga pick up a sack for Florida on Saturday against Michigan?

Zuniga, now a sophomore, picked up five sacks during last season. Will he get one when the Gators face the Michigan Wolverines in Arlington, Texas?

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How many total tackles will Florida DB Marcell Harris pick up on Saturday?

Defensive back Marcell Harris out of Orlando, Florida impressed nationwide by picking up over 70 total tackles on the year. How many will Harris be able to pick up against the Michigan offense?

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How many quarterbacks will Florida coach Jim McElwain play against Michigan?

A major SEC story this past summer has been the three-headed monster of a quarterback battle in Gainesville between Malik Zaire (yes, the former Notre Dame QB), Luke Del Rio (who has recently recovered from a shoulder injury), and Feleipe Franks (a red-shirt freshman who was once former four-star recruit). Franks is in the top spot on the depth chart for now, but it’s anyone’s guess as to how he will fare against a strong Michigan defense.

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