Iowa players preview Michigan

Iowa is a better than three touchdown underdog as the 16th ranked Hawkeyes head to Indianapolis for Saturday night’s Big Ten Championship against second ranked Michigan.

Iowa defensive end Joe Evans knows the Hawkeyes face a tough challenge.

Evans says the ability of Michigan quarterback JJ McCarthy to make plays with his legs is a concern. It was on display a year ago when the Wolverines posted a 27-14 win in Kinnick Stadium.

Iowa linebacker Jay Higgins says slowing down the Michigan offense begins with the ground game.

Iowa’s defense has feasted on opponent mistakes this season. That is unlikely against a Michigan offense that has only turned the ball over seven times the entire season.

Iowa offensive tackle Mason Richman was a starter two years ago and says it is a long day waiting for kickoff.

Richman says the Wolverine defense presents a huge challenge.



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