It is another Big Ten loss for the Michigan Wolverines. This time at the hands of the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Once again the formerly feared offense of the Wolverines couldn’t get the job done. Michigan could only manage 158 total yards against a tough Iowa Hawkeyes defensive front that seemed to be in the Michigan backfield all day. Conversely the Hawkeyes were able to run up 407 yards of total offense despite turning the ball over 4 times.
The real story of this game occurred in the second half when the Hawkeyes scored 17 unanswered points en route to beating the Wolverines 24-21.
The Hawkeyes completely shut down the Michigan offense in the 2nd-half after trailing at halftime 21-7. In fact, the Wolverines were not even able to gain a first down in the 2nd half, gaining only 5 yards on 5 possessions.
With the loss the Wolverines drop to 7-4, 3-4 in the Big Ten and 5th in the legends division. A disastrous season for a team expected to compete for a conference championship.
Brady Hoke is now staring the possibility of a 7 win season right in the face with Ohio State looming next week. Ohio State is undefeated and will be looking to bury its arch rival.
For Michigan it all comes down to one game. Can the Wolverines straighten out their offensive struggles? The answer better be yes or the game could get very ugly.