Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Michigan Wolverines, NCAAF Citrus Bowl. This is one of the most anticipated games of 2020. The Crimson Tide seeks to win the bowl to close the season with something important beyond the positive record. Alabama’s number one problem was the loss of Tua due to injury. But for now the team just wants to turn the page and win. The Wolverines have a solid record and are also looking for a last chance in this bowl.
Alabama Crimson Tide: The last game.
The Crimson Tide arrive at the bowl with a positive record, ten wins and only two losses this season. The only two defeats were against conference rivals LSU 41-46 and Auburn 45-48. One at home and one on the road. The best of the season were the eight consecutive victories. The record in the conference was 6-2.
This season the team is scoring an average of 48.2 points per game, 33.2 rushes with 171 rush yards, 21.1 completed passes for 312.2 pass yards. Najee Harris RB with 1088 yards and 11 touchdowns. The defense allows up to 18.8 points per game, 35.4 rushes with 136.5 rush yards, 18.2 completed passes for 188.9 pass yards.
Mac Jones will be the quarterback for this bowl. For now Jones was playing a few minutes and throwing passes in several games. 69.8% for 81 completed passes, 11 touchdowns and 3 interceptions, 1176 yards, 181 overall rating. 15 personal rushes for a single touchdown.
Michigan Wolverines: We made mistakes.
The Wolverines didn’t have a negative season, but it certainly wasn’t what Jim Harbaugh wanted. The team finished the regular season with nine wins and three overall losses, and 6-3 in the conference. In addition, the Wolverines finished in 17th place of the last AP Poll. The last game of the season was a loss against Ohio State 27-56.
The team is scoring an average of 33 points per game, 37.2 rushes with 150.8 rush yards, 17.6 completed passes for 252.3 pass yards. Charbonnet RB 642 yards and 11 touchdowns. The defense allows up to 19.5 points per game, 38.8 rushes with 120.2 rush yards, 15.2 completed passes for 173.8 pass yards.
Shea Patterson arrives healthy for the bowl. 57.3% for 197 completed passes, 2828 yards, 22 touchdowns and only 6 interceptions, 143.9 overall rating. 79 personal rushes and only 5 touchdowns. In the last game on the road Patterson threw 366 yards, 20 completed passes, 5 touchdowns and 1 interception against Indiana.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Michigan Wolverines 01/01/2020 is: take the Michigan Wolverines +7.0 (Spread).
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