ESPN's FPI predicts winner of UConn-Michigan battle in Week 3
ESPN’s FPI has a prediction for Michigan’s game against UConn in Week 3. The Wolverines are 2-0 following wins over Colorado State and Hawai’i.
J.J. McCarthy earned the starting job at quarterback after his showing against the Rainbow Warriors. He will now have to face the Huskies, who are now led by former UCLA coach Jim Mora. McCarthy and Michigan handled their business against Hawai’i, winning 56-10.
This will be Michigan’s last game before conference play officially opens on Sept. 24 against Maryland. The Terps are off to a good star so far, with a lot of returning talent from last season to thank for their 2-0 start.
To no one’s surprise, the Football Power Index is leaning towards Michigan once again. Michigan is given a 99.3% chance to beat UConn.
Michigan and UConn have played just twice before this. The Wolverines and Huskies have played in 2013 and 2010, and Michigan has won both times. The meeting in 2013 was decided by one score, as Michigan won 24-21.
Wolverines’ fans will get see a true McCarthy lead team against the Huskies. Michigan has not moved up in the Top 25 since beating Hawai’i, as it was the No. 4 team in the country.
Michigan and UConn kick off Saturday at noon ET on ABC.