Winner of Alabama vs Michigan Is Clear, Says ESPN
Then winner of Alabama vs Michigan is clear, says ESPN.
Heading into this college football season expectations were high for both the Crimson Tide and Wolverines.
The latter program was supposed to take a big step forward with the ghost of Urban Meyer no longer haunting them. The former was looking to rebound off a disappointing performance in last year’s title game versus Clemson.
Unfortunately, neither program was able to live up to the high hopes and proved to have seasons that were arguably even more disappointing than last year.
In the lead-up to the big game, ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg offered his prediction for how the game would ultimately transpire.
“This is one of the tougher quick-picks, as we don’t know which top-level Alabama players will sit out and prepare for the NFL draft,” he wrote.
“The Tide crushed Michigan State 49-7 in their last Citrus Bowl (then Capital One Bowl) appearance, but they also have endured motivation lapses when left out of the national title race.
“Michigan offensive coordinator Josh Gattis sees his former Crimson Tide wide receivers, and Wolverines quarterback Shea Patterson faces Alabama for the first time since 2017.
“I think Alabama shows up ticked off, and Jim Harbaugh’s bowl blues continue.”
Rittenberg sees Alabama winning this one 44-31.