Phil @pcallihan and Clint @Clint_Derringer discuss Michigan’s 26-0 victory over Iowa to clinch a third consecutive B10 Championship. With QB JJ McCarthy, RB Blake Corum, LB Michael Barrett, DB Mike Sainristil, OL Trevor Keegan and Head Coach Jim Harbaugh.
Final Score: 26-0, Michigan by 26 over Iowa SP+ Projection: Michigan by 22.7 (+3.3) CD Projection: Michigan by 24 (+2)
GAME 13 B1G TEN CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP vs. Iowa
Michigan needed just 213 total yards on offensive to put the Iowa Hawkeyes away in he B1G Ten Championship game. JJ McCarthy completed 22 of his 30 passes for 147 yards, but no touchdowns. Cornelius Johnson takes the crown as king of the passing attack. CJ hauled in a career high 9 receptions, showing tremendous athleticism and soft hands throughout the game. Blake Corum handled the scoring load, finding pay dirt twice. Corum’s two touchdowns tie him for the career rushing touchdown record (55) with legend Anthony Thomas.
The Michigan defense handled their business against an overwhelmed Iowa offense. Mike Sainristil received the championship game MVP after he forced two fumbles in key moments of the game. The linebacker room also showed out. Michigan’s three leading tacklers all come from the LB room. Ernest Hausmann and Junior Colson collected 8 stops each, and senior Michael Barrett added 7 more tackles.
Nine minutes into the game, James Turner sealed the final result by kicking the first Michigan field goal from 35 yards out. Turner would finish with 14 total points by going 4-for-4 on field goals, and 2-for-2 on PATs. Tommy Doman also managed to out-perform Iowa’s Tory Taylor with a net punting edge 39.8 to 35.1. The field position advantage set the Wolverines up with an estimated 1.42 point advantage each time the field flipped.
No doubt, the Wolverines have spoiled Michigan fans with three consecutive titles to go with a three game win streak over the Buckeyes. However, team 144 is a little different than the past two. They immediately shift focus to the next objective. Blake Corum likes to quote Kobe Bryant by saying, “…job’s not finished.” OK, Blake. Bet!
Phil @pcallihan and Clint @Clint_Derringer discuss Michigan’s 30-24 victory over Ohio State. With QB JJ McCarthy, RB Blake Corum, LB Michael Barrett, DL Kris Jenkins, and acting Head Coach Sherrone Moore.