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Preview: Michigan vs. Rutgers

Previewing Michigan's upcoming game against Rutgers.

Here we are, Rutgers week.

Some have waited for this week to happen since the summer when the Rutgers coaching staff were attempting to out duel Jim Harbaugh in the satellite camp department. Either way, the game has finally arrived marking the Wolverines' first road test of the season. The Wolverines should take care of business this week regardless what happens on Saturday.

Last Meeting: Michigan won 49-16 in 2015.

What a win means for Michigan: The Wolverines took care of business and enter the bye week on a high note. That's about it.

What a win means for Rutgers: Talk about a season-changing win if the Scarlet Knights were to somehow upset the Wolverines on their home turf once again. A season that has been marred by poor play, a win for this program would be absolutely huge in setting the groundwork for the future. For a school that would love to keep its in-state talent home, what a way to sell recruits to tell them that they beat Michigan this season.

Player to watch: With Rutgers' best player out for the year in Janarion Grant, quarterback Chris Laviano will be one to watch purely from a defensive standpoint. You saw what the Wolverines were able to do in rattling Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook, it's hard to imagine Laviano having a better day than any quarterback U-M has faced this season. However, as he is the leader of the offense, he is someone worth mentioning and to keep an eye out for on Saturday.

What they're saying: Rutgers head coach, Chris Ash:


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