No. 2 Michigan won its first Big Ten title since 2004 on Saturday and, with the victory, locked up its spot in the College Football Playoff field. The Wolverines routed No. 13 Iowa 42-3 in the Big Ten Championship Game, leaving little doubt who the best team in the conference is this season.
After a three-and-out in their first possession, the Wolverines struck quickly with a 67-yard touchdown run on their next drive. They then tacked on a 75-yard touchdown pass on their third to take a 14-0 lead and never looked back. There was no one star on the Michigan offense in the conference title win, but instead, the team used a group effort.
Cade McNamara threw for 169 yards and a touchdown, but the biggest pass of the game came from running back Donovan Edwards when he hit Roman Wilson for a 75-yard touchdown. Blake Corum led the team in rushing with 74 yards with the bulk coming on his 67-yard scoring run, but Hassan Haskins had 17 carries for 56 yards and two touchdowns. Haskins’ two scores gave him 20 on the season, a new single-season record for the Wolverines.
Defensively, the Wolverines held the Hawkeyes to only 279 yards of offense and 3.9 yards per play. Star pass rushers Aidan Hutchinson and David Ojabo combined for only six tackles and a sack but helped keep the Hawkeyes out of the end zone.
This win gives Michigan wins over top-15 teams in consecutive games for the first time since the 2003 season, and it’s first conference title since 2004 when it split the Big Ten with Iowa.
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