Michigan 10, Iowa 3

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6Oct 2019
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Michigan 10, Iowa 3

Kwity Paye had 2.5 sacks (image via Detroit Free Press)

Enjoy Michigan football. I’ve seen a lot of complaints about Michigan’s offense, which we will indeed discuss. But those complaints are probably coming from a lot of the same people who have said Jim Harbaugh can’t win big games against tough opponents. Iowa was 4-0 and ranked #14 coming to Ann Arbor. It wasn’t a pretty win, but it counts the same in the Big Ten standings as a win over Ohio State or Rutgers.

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4Oct 2019
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Preview: Michigan vs. Iowa

RUSH OFFENSE vs. IOWA RUSH DEFENSE
Michigan is kinda bad at running the ball. They rank #94 nationally (131 yards/game), and the 3.48 yards per carry is even worse at #106. Those numbers could be better if the option runs were actually options, but Shea Patterson won’t keep the ball and Dylan McCaffrey got knocked out cold the last time he did. It doesn’t appear to matter who lines up at running back right now, because the offensive line doesn’t want to move anyone off the ball. Iowa is #10 in rushing defense (77 yards allowed/game) and #36 in yards allowed per carry (3.42). No team has topped 91 rushing yards this season. Senior linebacker Kristian Welch (6’1″, 239 lbs.) leads the team with 31 tackles, and sophomore Djimon Colbert (6’1″, 235) is second with 23. Sophomore defensive tackle Daviyon Nixon (6’3″, 309) leads the squad with 2.5 tackles for loss. This looks like a bad matchup for the Wolverines.
Advantage: Iowa

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3Oct 2019
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Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Jabrill Peppers

Jabrill Peppers (image via Bleacher Report)

Safety Jabrill Peppers, in his first year with the New York Giants, picked off former Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins (Washington Redskins) and returned it for a 32-yard touchdown. He also made 6 tackles and 2 pass breakups in the 24-3 victory.

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2Oct 2019
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Visitors: Michigan vs. Iowa

J.J. McCarthy

2020

Anton Harrison – OT – Washington (DC) Archbishop Carroll: Harrison is a 6’5″, 310 lb. prospect who committed to Oklahoma in early September. He’s a 4-star, the #20 offensive tackle, and #220 overall. This is an official visit.

A.J. Henning – WR – Frankfort (IL) Lincoln-Way East: Henning is committed to Michigan (LINK). This is an unofficial visit.

Theo Johnson – TE – Windsor (Ontario) Holy Names:

2021

J.J. McCarthy – QB – La Grange Park (IL) Nazareth Academy: McCarthy is committed to Michigan (LINK).

1Oct 2019
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Michigan vs. Rutgers Awards

I just really like this picture (image via MGoBlue)

Let’s see more of this guy on offense . . . Donovan Peoples-Jones. Peoples-Jones played quite a bit on Saturday, but I just want to take this opportunity to express how important Peoples-Jones is to this offense. I really think his absence from the field hampered Michigan during the first few weeks of the season. The team was missing its best receiver and the only reliable punt returner. His 4 catches for 62 yards didn’t set the world on fire, but he offers a different element to the team than anyone else can provide.

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