Central Michigan vs. Michigan: Wolverines look to win 13th straight over in-state rival Chippewas

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan is playing their final game before the Big 10 season starts, and look to overwhelm visiting Central Michigan with outstanding balance of offense and defense.

The Wolverines are dipping into historic waters with their 12-0 start to the 2012-13 season.

Not since 1985-86, a year in which Michigan went 28-5, have they remained undefeated so deeply into the season. Their No. 2 ranking is also the highest since the Fab Five Wolverines were ranked No. 1 in 1993.

More importantly, Saturday's game against in-state rival Central Michigan (7-5) is the Wolverines' last test before what looks to be a tough Big 10 season begins on Jan. 3 against Northwestern.

The Chippewas stand little chance of keeping the game competitive. Michigan's balance (51 percent from the floor, allowing 57 points per game) justifies their ranking, one spot behind No. 1 Duke. Kyle Randall leads Central Michigan with 15.9 points a game, and is the only Chippewas player averaging more than 10 points a game.

Tip-off from the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., is set for 7 p.m. ET Saturday.

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