College Football Week 12: Iowa At #23 Michigan

Iowa v Northwestern
Michigan State v Michigan
Kirk Ferentz may be on the hot seat as Iowa has lost four straight and is just 4-6 on the season. That record will likely be 4-8 in two weeks.
Winner Brady Hoke’s team need a Nebraska loss in order to reach the Big Ten title game, but winning out would mean at 10-win season at the very least.
Iowa’s offense is one of the worst in the country. Only once has it cracked 30 points. James Vandenberg has thrown more interceptions (6) than touchdowns (5).
Winner For the second straight game, Devin Gardner started in place of the injured Denard Robinson. Don’t be surprised if Gardner starts again on Saturday, with Robinson returning against Ohio State.
To win with this offense, the defense has to be great. Instead, it is just average. And Michigan’s offense may be the best it has faced all season.
Winner Michigan struggled against Northwestern at times, but came up with some big stops, including a game-winning stand in overtime.
Special Teams
Winner Iowa’s punt coverage has been poor, but everything else has been solid.
Brendan Gibbons calmly made a 26-yarder with two seconds left to send the game into overtime last week.

The Winner Is

Michigan State v Michigan
Winner Michigan
3 out of 4

It shouldn’t matter who plays quarterback for the Wolverines on Saturday; Iowa doesn’t have the personnel to keep up.

-Andrew Kahn, College Football Contributor


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