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Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz Previews Michigan

Iowa City, Iowa — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz confirmed Spencer Petras will start at quarterback when the 15th ranked Hawkeyes play number two Michigan in the Big Ten Championship.

Petras missed two games with an injured shoulder but relieved Alex Padilla in the second half of a 28-21 win at Nebraska.

Ferentz says there is no plan to rotate quarterbacks on Saturday.

Ferentz says one of the advantages for Petras is his experience.

Iowa is 10-2 and will be in the title game for the first time since 2015.

A key will be handling Michigan defensive ends Aidan Hutchinson and David Ojabo. Hutchinson was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year.

Ferentz says a key in preparing for a championship game is handling all of the obligations away from the field.

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