College Football Week 12: Iowa At #23 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.||Coaching||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).||Offense||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.||Defense||Michigan struggled against Northwestern at times, but came up with some big stops, including a game-winning stand in overtime.|
|Iowa’s punt coverage has been poor, but everything else has been solid.||Special Teams||Brendan Gibbons calmly made a 26-yarder with two seconds left to send the game into overtime last week.|
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