Michigan at Iowa


Michigan at Iowa

■ Time: Noon

■ Records: UM is 7-3, 3-3 Big Ten; Iowa 6-4, 3-3

■ TV: Big Ten Network

■ Radio: 100.7

■ Series: UM leads 41-13-4

■ Favorite: Iowa by 6

■ Notes: In terms of bowl positioning, this could make the fate for both teams. With a win, Iowa can leapfrog Michigan in the Legends Division standings. … The Hawkeyes are ninth in the nation and third in the Big Ten (319.2 yards) in total defense behind Michigan State and Wisconsin, and third in Big Ten on pass defense (189.2 yards). … Iowa’s offensive line has protected its QBs, allowing nine sacks this season. … Iowa’s redzone offense, however, has converted 13 of 19 chances inside the 20-yard line, second-to-last in the Big Ten. … Mark Weisman leads the Hawkeyes with 777 rushing yards, while quarterback Jake Rudock is 167 for 279 passing for 1,916 yards, 14 touchdowns, and has been intercepted nine times. … Rogers graduate Damond Powell has 12 catches for 291 yards and two touchdowns for Iowa. … Michigan tailback Fitzgerald Toussaint was sideline last week because of a concussion, which caused him to miss practice time leading up to the win at Northwestern. In his absence, freshmen Derrick Green and De’Veon Smith ran for a combined 120 yards and helped Michigan earn positive rushing yardage for the first time since Oct. 19. …UM quarterback Devin Gardner has been sacked 19 times in the last three games, including five times at Northwestern.