At first glance, it appears next weekend's game will be a defensive struggle similar to the one we witnessed yesterday. Iowa's defense is as stout as any in the nation and our offense appears to struggle when facing adversity on the road. Iowa's offense, however, appears to be a work in progress and this should be good news to the defense. A proven, battle-tested back hasn't emerged for the Hawkeyes and Stanzi doesn't always looks composed in the pocket. This bodes well for one of the Big Ten's weakest defensive units, especially on the road.
If our offense can put together a few nice drives and put up some points, I like our chances to keep it close and win the endurance competition. The Barwis effect was on full display yesterday as Michigan steamrolled down the field in the final minutes. Tate did appear to be completely spent but he was still strong to the very end. I think we can surprise them and maybe catch them off balance with a few big plays. It will be exciting. These are just first impressions. What do you guys expect to see?
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