Michigan's offense was constantly getting in their own way today, but in the end, Michigan's offense and defense were both much too strong for the Hawkeyes. Michigan would fumble the ball 4 times, lose 3 of them and throw an interception during the game. These 4 turnovers kept putting Michigan's defense in rough spots, but they pulled through. Michigan's 1st team defense only surrendered 3 points in Michigan's 45-17 victory @ Kinnick Stadium.
Michigan ran the ball well as they had 4 HBs gain at least 45 yards on the day. Starter Vincent Smith was the big gainer as he ran for 81 yards and 2 TDs on 13 carries. Michigan had 3 runs on the day for 20+ yards. QB Tate Forcier didn't throw the ball often, but when he did it was usually for a big gain as he threw for 203 yards on only 10 completions. Michigan's defense only allowed 267 yards on the day and they forced 2 turnovers themselves.
#3 Michigan will next play on the road again next week. This time they'll travel to Minnesota to try to retain the Little Brown Jug.
|3rd Down Conv||6-9||4-15|
|4th Down Conv||0-0||1-2|