Michigan Football Game 5 – Game Grades – Michigan 10 Iowa 3


Today was a dogfight.”

Michigan Center Cesar Ruiz

Phil’s Game Grades

Special TeamsC

So after first few minutes of the second quarter the game both offenses just went to sleep – Iowa was in the sleeper hold of the Michigan defense and the Michigan offense was MIA.

Offense-  A week after shaking off the cobwebs and hanging 52 points on Rutgers, the offense goes back to sleep versus Iowa. Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz was worried about the size mismatch between his defensive backfield and Michigan’s wide receivers. He needn’t worry as Michigan didn’t exploit the advantage…

Defense –  The Michigan defense flat out won this game, it was a great performance after getting spanked by Wisconsin a few weeks ago. Iowa QB Nate Stanley was sacked 8 times and threw 3 interceptions. He was running for his life all game…

Special Teams –  Ugh, missed a make-able field goal and the punting game came up short. Michigan will need a spark from its when the offense or defense stumbles…

Coaching –  The defense showed up huge while the offense took a step back.

Comments – A win over a top 20 team is great but concerns remain…