The Michgian Wolverines may not be the most exciting team in the country, but they no doubt play in the most exciting games in the country. Following up a time-expired victory against Penn State at the Big House, Michigan went on the road to Iowa to face a Hawkeye team that hadn't lost at Kinnick in three years. After a Hawkeye field goal tied it as time ran out in regulation, Michigan looked to build on their perfect overtime record. The defense held Iowa to a field goal, and Senior tailback Jerome Jackson, filling in for Max Martin, filling in for Kevin Grady, filling in for Mike Hart, punched it in from the one yard line to give Michigan the victory, 23-20.
They lost the turnover battle, and were outgained both in passing and in rushing for the second straight week. And though they were riddled with injuries on both sides of the ball, Michigan found a way to win in Iowa City, breaking the Hawkeyes 22-game home winning streak.
A long drive with an overnight pause in Davenport proved successful for our traveling tailgaters. We spent a spirited Friday evening cavorting about Rock Island, Illinois, at a bar filled downtown area known as The District, hitting nearly every tavern in the area for at least a drink. Dragging a bit on Saturday morning due to sleep deprivation, we managed to still put together a full spread of breakfast food and bloody mary's that made Hawkeye passers-by drool with envy. Another great week with another great victory...and now we look ahead to a battle in Evanston with Big Ten Championship implications. EVERY GAME COUNTS!
Quick Theme Change
In lieu of enduring a long day of cold and greasy fast food, we have opted to change the theme to soups and stews for next week's game at Northwestern. The Commissioner's Sausage and Cheese Chowder will be on the menu. See you there!