Preview and Predictions: Michigan football vs. Nebraska

The Michigan Wolverines (9-0) will take the field against the Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-6) on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST.

The maize and blue have a small lead against the Huskers in the series. Michigan leads Nebraska 6-4-1 all-time.

The Wolverines are ranked No. 3 in the College Football Playoff rankings, and they are coming off a 52-17 victory against Rutgers last weekend.

Meanwhile, the Cornhuskers have lost three straight games.

Nebraska fired Scott Frost after three games this season and Mickey Joseph took over as the interim head coach for the remainder of the season.

The former Nebraska star lasted in Lincoln for four full seasons and three games.

The Wolverines are big favorites in this matchup in Ann Arbor — nearly 30-point favorites.

But games are played for a reason, and the Wolverines will need to show up and compete to remain undefeated on Saturday.

Here is our full preview and staff predictions on what we think the results will be.

By the numbers: Stat comparisons Scoring offense: Michigan 5th (42.2 points per game) Nebraska 85th (25.6 points per game)

Scoring defense: Michigan 3rd (12.1 points allowed per game) Nebraska 91st (29.4 points allowed per game)

Passing offense: Michigan 93rd (215.7 yards per game) Nebraska 60th (243.9 yards per game)

Passing defense: Michigan 9th (170 yards allowed per game) Nebraska 103rd (258.1 yards allowed per game)

Rushing offense: Michigan 4th (250 yards per game) Nebraska 75th (143.2 yards per game)

Rushing defense: Michigan 1st (72.4 yards allowed per game) Nebraska 108th (182.8 yards allowed per game)

Total offense: Michigan 22nd (465.7 yards per game) Nebraska 73rd (387.1 yards per game)

Total defense: Michigan 2nd (242.4 yards allowed per game) Nebraska 113th (441 yards allowed per game)

Staff predictions Wolverines Wire staff writers Isaiah Hole and Trent Knoop share their thoughts on the game, two soft predictions, one bold prediction and the final score.

Isaiah Hole: Michigan 41, Nebraska 10

Final score prediction Michigan 41, Nebraska 10

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