Sports columnist for The Herald-Palladium

Michigan Nebraska Football

Michigan quarterback Cade McNamara passes the ball against Nebraska during the first half Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb.

We’ve reached the halfway point in this surprising college football regular season.

Who would have thought that Michigan State and Michigan would both be undefeated at this time? Both only won two games a year ago. Especially the Spartans, who were picked for last in the tough Big Ten East Division, with oddsmakers putting their over-under win total at 4.5. Michigan’s was 7.5.

Al Arend is a sports correspondent for The Herald-Palladium. His weekly football predictions appear every Thursday throughout the college season.