Michigan knocked off Iowa on Saturday afternoon in one of the most defensive-minded battles we’ve seen all college football season. The Wolverines won by a score of 10-3.
Both teams struggled to do much on offense. Both quarterbacks – Nate Stanley and Shea Patterson – had a tough time getting anything going. It was an ugly, ugly game.
One tweet from Sporting News shows just how ugly it was. In the contest, there were 15 punts, three scoring drives, five turnovers and two missed field goals.
Stanley finished the contest 23-of-42 for 260 yards with three interceptions. He also rushed for -65 yards. Patterson, meanwhile, finished 14-of-26 for 147 yards and an interception.
Final numbers from Michigan's win over Iowa.
15 total punts
633 combined punt yards
26 total drives
3 scoring drives
2 missed field goals pic.twitter.com/lDCeZEJElk
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) October 5, 2019
JUST IN: After today’s performance, Iowa’s offensive players choose not to own their names, images and likenesses.
— Steve Greenberg (@SLGreenberg) October 5, 2019
Iowa, with the loss, is now 4-1 on the season. Michigan is also now 4-1 after the victory.
Michigan will head to Illinois next week before playing Penn State in Happy Valley on October 19. Iowa gets the Nittany Lions at home next week before hosting Purdue the week after.