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Rothstein's Front Four: Denard's early comfort level crucial for Michigan

Updated: October 25, 2012, 2:53 PM ET
By Michael Rothstein | WolverineNation
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan's game at Nebraska on Saturday has the feel of a play-in game to the Big Ten championship game.

The Wolverines and Cornhuskers have the two top records in the Legends Division and while Iowa is tied with Nebraska for second in the division at 2-1, the Hawkeyes still have to travel to Northwestern and Michigan before facing Nebraska at home in the regular-season finale.

For the Wolverines, a win over Nebraska would give them a two-game lead over the Huskers and at least a one-game lead over the Hawkeyes in the divisional race.

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