Michigan may not have had the season it was hoping for this year, but even at 6-3, the Wolverines are still in the hunt for a berth to the Big Ten Championship Game. Northwestern has been a surprise this season at 7-2 and also has a chance to appear in the big game.
The winner of the game when these two teams meet this weekend will tell us which squad is an actual contender in this watered-down conference.
The Wildcats will travel to Michigan Stadium and play against a Wolverines program they have lost six of the last seven meetings against. It should be a hard-fought battle with a bunch of running plays, as both clubs are ranked Top 30 in the country in rushing yards.
With the loser of this contest out of the running for the Big Ten Legends Division, here are a few key players that will likely make the biggest impact in the outcome of the game.