After an off week against Maryland last week, the Wolverine’s defense returned to form against Iowa. The Hawkeyes scored a last-minute touchdown to make the final score 27-14, however, the Wolverine’s defense looked stifling all game shutting down the Hawkeyes in almost every drive. The pass rush looks like they haven’t missed a beat after two of the best rushers in college left for the draft, and the secondary holding their own as well. If the Wolverine’s defense continues to look dominant it may be enough to contend for a spot in the playoffs once again.
Looking back at week five against Iowa let’s look at the top performers.
Wolverine’s Offensive Stars
Once again Blake Corum looked like a beast. While he may not have put up over 200 yards again, Corum rushed 28 times for 133 yards and another touchdown. If Corum continues putting up monster games look out for him as a sneaky Heisman candidate. The rest of the offense did not look as good, with no receiver breaking 50 yards, however, seven different players did record a catch during the game.
Wolverine’s Defensive Stars
While the defense did not put up many stats, outside of four sacks by Mason Graham(1), Mike Morris (2), Taylor Upshaw(0.5), and Eyabi Anoma(0.5), stats do not define good defense and the Wolverine’s showed that today. The entire defense looked good all game forcing five punts and two turnovers on downs. The entire defense deserves praise for their performance today, and Mike Morris led the way with those two sacks.
Wolverine’s Special Teams Stars
While kickers do not get much love, because they are expected to make their kicks, Jake Moody did his job, hitting all three extra points and two field goals, one from 44-yards and one from 35. Although perfection is expected from kickers, Moody did his job and deserves praise just like anyone else.