3 Keys to Michigan Football beating Iowa in Big Ten title game

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1. Avoid an Emotional Letdown

The Michigan Wolverines are in a position they have never been in at any point in their program’s history: playing for a Big Ten Championship game in Indianapolis, Indiana at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Listen, you and I were both crying tears of joy after last week’s victory over Ohio State. And if you and I were doing that, we can’t even begin to imagine how the players feel after finally laying vanquish to the beast.

Coming off an emotional victory and playing in a game they never have, it would be easy to get caught up in the emotional letdown. They can’t let that happen.

Iowa’s prayer at an upset win is reliant on Michigan football looking ahead and having the kind of letdown that was described.

The Hawkeyes don’t have an offense that is not equipped to drive the length of the field. In fact, they have not yet named a starting quarterback for this game.

The Hawkeyes take advantage of turnovers, good field position, and wearing their opponents down.

Michigan football is the better team. The Wolverines should win. And they will win if they don’t let themselves get caught up in the whirlwind of this week and succumb to an emotional letdown.