College Football Week 6 Picks – Northwestern Wildcats vs. Michigan Wolverines October 10,

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Who Will win College Football Picks Week 6. No. 13 Northwestern and No. 18 Michigan will put their respective winning streaks on the line if they square off this coming Saturday in a mouth-watering Big Ten clash. Both teams are playing some excellent football lately, particularly on the defensive end, so expect a bruising encounter between both of these conference rivals.

College Football Picks Week 6Northwestern is now unbeaten in 5 games with a resounding 27-0 victory over Minnesota on Saturday. It was another huge performance by Northwestern who left little doubt that they’re a primary contender in the Big Ten West Division this year.

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Leading the way in which for the Wildcats inside their Big Ten opener were quarterback Clayton Thorson and running back Justin Jackson. Thorson was on the money Saturday, completing 14 of his 19 passes for 128 yards lacking any interception. He made his presence felt, though, on the floor, rushing for 24 yards on 11 carries with two touchdowns. Jackson also wreaked havoc on the Minnesota defensive line, running for 120 yards on 20 carries. Northwestern totally dominated Minnesota in the bottom game, outgaining them 184-74.

What turned out to be the difference in the contest, though, was the Wildcats’ exemplary defense. They limited the Golden Gophers to only 173 yards as they shut down Minnesota on all of its fourth down conversion attempts. Such was the Wildcats’ defensive pressure in this game that the Golden Gophers punted the ball seven times.

That has been the case for most of Northwestern’s opponents thus far this year as they’ve found it difficult to unlock the Wildcats’ defense. The Wildcats have allowed only three touchdowns inside their opening five games. They are first in the FBS in scoring defense, allowing just 7.0 points per game this season. Their upcoming showdown against Michigan is bound to be described as a low-scoring affair with the Wolverines also stamping their class this year on the defensive end. Michigan is second in the FBS in scoring defense, allowing 7.6 points per contest this campaign.

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Michigan kept its winning streak to 4 games with a dominate 28-0 rout of Maryland on Saturday. It was a huge result for the Wolverines who won their first Big Ten opener under Jim Harbaugh. With the victory, the Wolverines improved their season-record to 4-1.

To no one’s surprise, it absolutely was Michigan’s defense that took center stage in this contest. The Wolverines picked off three passes and limited Maryland to just 105 yards. It was the second consecutive shutout victory for the Wolverines, who’ve allowed a complete of 14 points inside their last four outings. That’s the very first time since 2000 that Michigan has accomplished this kind of feat. The Wolverines have outscored their opponents 139-38 through their first five games. The 38 points allowed will be the fewest through five games for Michigan since the 1997 season.

Desmond Morgan was a monster for the Michigan defense, recording nine tackles and an interception against Maryland. He was a significant reason why the Terrapins finished the contest with just 29 rushing yards, a far cry from their average of 196 yards on the floor during their previous four games. Morgan could have his work cut out for him, however, against a Northwestern rushing offense that’s averaging 248.8 yards per game this year, 14th in the whole FBS.

That said, the Wolverines will fancy their chances from the Wildcats as they’ve fared extremely well against them of late. They are 9-1 SU against Northwestern inside their last 10 games. The Wolverines edged past the Wildcats, 10-9, inside their only meeting last year. College Football Picks Week 6 Northwestern Wildcats at Michigan Wolverines under the posted total.

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