Michigan Football: 3 Stats that defined Big Ten Championship win over Iowa

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2. Spencer Petras 9-22, 137 YDS, QBR 56.2 | Tyler Goodson 18 CAR, 50 YDS

Iowa’s offense statistically was one of the worst this season, especially in the Big Ten. Iowa’s offense was in the marina trench of offenses that includes teams like Northwestern and Connecticut.

This offense, which has been in the depths of Total Offense for years is led by none other than Kirk Ferentz’s own son, Brian Ferentz.

We know that Petras was not going to be a factor in this game, while he could throw the ball if needed he just really is not that good of a College Quarterback. However, Tyler Goodson who has been a monster for Iowa was their true offensive playmaker.

Michigan’s run-stopping ability while checking Iowa here and there, daring them to throw it over the top, proved to be a successful formula for the best defensive line. Josh Ross was an animal cooking up a game-leading 9 tackles, 4 solo.