Brando: Michigan Will Beat Ohio State, Reach Playoff

Michigan has beaten Ohio State just once since 2004, but Tim Brando believes the Wolverines will get the job done this year

July 18, 2019 - 4:15 pm
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Michigan has beaten Ohio State once since 2004. That lone win came in 2011, when the Luke Fickell-led Buckeyes finished 6-7.

Since then? Seven straight losses in the series, all courtesy of Urban Meyer.

Well, FOX Sports college football commentator Tim Brando believes that will change this year.

“Harbaugh is finally going to get it done,” Brando said on Ferrall on the Bench. “Ohio State is going to take a step back this year, and Michigan is going to win at home.”

Michigan hosts Ohio State on Nov. 30. The Wolverines play at Wisconsin on Sept. 21, at Penn State on Oct. 19, and host Notre Dame and Michigan State on Oct. 26 and Nov. 16, respectively. 

Brando has Michigan in the College Football Playoff.

“I like the schedule the Wolverines have,” Brando said. “I love Josh Gattis, who is coming from Alabama and is going to take control of the offense. (Harbaugh is) finally giving the keys to the offense to his coordinator, and Gattis is going to allow Shea Patterson to become the player that he’s always been but they wouldn’t take the shackles off of him. Harbaugh was just hard-headed about his offense. I think this year they’re going to open it up.”

Michigan opens the season against Middle Tennessee on Aug. 31. 

Click below to listen to Brando’s interview in its entirety.