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BIG 10 Championship between Iowa and Michigan

During the Big Ten Championship Game that will be played on Saturday, the Michigan Wolverines will strive to win their third straight title. It will be Harbaugh's team's second meeting with the Hawkeyes in three seasons in Indianapolis.


By a combined score of 85-25, Michigan has dominated its two previous conference title game victories, beating both Iowa and the Purdue Boilermakers by. There were only two teams this season that scored more than 20 points on Michigan's defense, which were the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Maryland Terrapins. Despite a lackluster Iowa offense, Michigan's defense shouldn't be vulnerable, especially if they are facing a weak defense. Michigan can control the game through its rushing attack, led by Blake Corum. We saw on Saturday that J.J. McCarthy can throw big Iowa's offense is the laughingstock of college football.


There has been a lack of offensive production for the Hawkeyes throughout the whole season, as evidenced by their last two winning point totals being in the teens. I think Iowa is not capable of matching the offensive performance that Michigan has, even if they reach the 24-point mark.

The Hawkeyes have not scored over 24 points since their September 30 win over the Michigan State Spartans, which is why they will not be backed to pull off the upset Saturday.

It is expected that the Big Ten Championship Game will be the most lopsided game of Championship Week. I believe Michigan is simply too good on the interior of the defense to be stopped for four quarters as we saw two years ago when they won 42-3.

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