Michigan Football: Michigan at Iowa -- Staff Predictions

Posted at 7:00am — 11/16/2013

Michigan Football: Michigan at Iowa — Staff Predictions

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Here is our take for the game today. What is your predictions … agree or disagree with us? Come to the message board and make your prediction.

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Iowa is a tough place to play and Iowa has tough lines. It should be a somewhat low scoring game.

Michigan 20
Iowa 24

Nov 9, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines quarterback Devin Gardner (98) passes the ball in the first quarter against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 9, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines quarterback Devin Gardner (98) passes the ball in the first quarter against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

ErocWolverine:

Well here we go again. As I predicted on the message board last week even with a win against Northwestern, Most Michigan fans once again made it feel like a loss on the message board. Some will never be happy and some will always complain because of a certain agenda they have against the coaches at Michigan right now and will not back off even with a “W”.

As for today’s game, Michigan goes on the road once again to play at Iowa which has always been a tough place for Michigan for some reason. Yes, Iowa fans are pretty passionate about their football and their program and always has a great atmosphere especially when the Wolverines come to town.

Can Michigan build off the win against Northwestern? Can the offense actually do something inside the red-zone this year? Can the defense keep the game close?

Michigan needs to continue on the ground game and build off of it. Derrick Green and DeVeon Smith helped the offense last week, but can they do it against a better Iowa defense?
This could be a game where whoever scored 20 first might win the game.

Been beating this horse all year long, but how this Michigan goes is by how well or how badly Devin Gardner plays. When he plays well the team plays well and when he struggles so does the team. He has to do a better job of reading the defense, take what the defense gives you, and also execute the play. I really doubt Iowa will have butter on their fingers like Northwestern did last week. Could you imagine how the Michigan fanbase would have changed their tune if Devin had 5-6 possible turnovers and 2-3 of those went for pick 6’s. The fans would be blaming Coach Borges once again, but in this case for not making a change to Shane Morris instead of poor play calling.

Tough game to call, but somehow Michigan finds a way to win it at the end … possible Gibbons for the late FG to win, again.

Michigan 20
Iowa 17

Nov 16, 2013; Evanston, IL, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke coaches from the sidelines against the Northwestern Wildcats during the first half at Ryan Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 16, 2013; Evanston, IL, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke coaches from the sidelines against the Northwestern Wildcats during the first half at Ryan Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

WerlsWolverine:

Michigan on the road, always tough to predict how this team plays on the road, but the game is a tough one to gauge how this team plays.

Can the offense get some momentum and continue to improve off of the overtimes last week. Didn’t do much during the regular game, but the overtime they at least seen some hope of a offense moving the ball inside the red-zone.

This team needs to capitalize every-time they get there, because honestly don’t know how many chances they will get once they get in that position.

The Michigan defense is going to need to play another very good game and keep Michigan in it, especially early. Maybe help the offense by scoring themselves.

Michigan 17
Iowa 14

Michigan HelmetYostMeister

Ironic how Michigan is returning to the place where they were last shut out… 29 years ago.

If the offense is as enept as it was at NW, it is a possibility.

Michigan 6
Iowa 17

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