Get Ready to Run the Ball - Saturday's Weather Report for Michigan-Indiana

The WolverineCorrespondent ISeptember 25, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, IN - NOVEMBER 11:  Adrian Arrington #16 of the Michigan Wolverines pulls in a first quater touchdown against Tracy Porter #9 of the Indiana Hoosiers on November 11, 2006 at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Indiana. Michigan won the game 34-3.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Tomorrow's game at Indiana looks like it could be messy—and I'm just talking about the weather.

The current forecast has a 60% chance of thunderstorms from 11am-5pm in Ann Arbor with cloud cover over 92%. The temperature will be between 65-70 degrees.

While such games can be fun to watch, others are not (recall last year's Notre Dame game and the OSU game the season before). The rain will make gaining yards on the ground even more important.

The Wolverines have the definite advantage there, but given a perceived or real lack of size on the Wolverines DL, Indiana is likely to gain some yards on the ground as well with their Pistol attack.

The two downsides to playing in sloppy conditions are: 1) turnovers due to a slippery ballsix last year during ND gamewe couldn't even catch kick-offs!; and 2) injuries. The Michigan starters have exceeded expectation this year, but there's no doubt that there is a real lack of depth at every position except TB. Let's keep our fingers crossed that there are no serious injuries tomorrow.

In such conditions, the team who protects the ball and tackles the best will win.