ESPN’s SP+ is back with more score predictions for the Week 5 slate of college football. That includes Michigan’s first road trip of the season to Lincoln for a B1G crossover matchup with Nebraska.

Michigan enters the game undefeated and ranked No. 2 in the country, and Bill Connelly’s SP+ system predicts a major win for Jim Harbaugh’s program against the Huskers. The predicted final score is 34-11 in favor of the Wolverines.

That final outcome would not be very surprising with Michigan entering the game as more than a 2-touchdown favorite on the road. Any fans looking to get in on the action can use our unique FanDuel Michigan promo code to get started!


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The Wolverines enter the game with a mostly healthy program and should not experience many surprises in that regard. Blake Corum has been great at running back in his return from a season-ending knee injury and a pair of key defensive backs returned to the lineup in Week 4.

The same cannot be said for Matt Rhule’s Nebraska program. The Huskers lost a pair of running backs to season-ending injuries recently with Anthony Grant returning to the top of the depth chart moving forward.

Nebraska is also juggling injuries to its top 2 quarterbacks with Jeff Sims and Heinrich Haarberg dinged up this season. Rhule had a positive update on both players Thursday, but the team is still waiting to see who will be available at game time.