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MICHIGAN WOLVERINES VS IOWA HAWKEYES

THE SETTING
Date: Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Stadium: Lucas Oil Stadium (70,000)
Surface: Shaw Sports Momentum Pro
Kickoff: 7:17 p.m. (CT)
Series: Michigan leads, 42-15-4
TV: FOX
Gus Johnson, play-by-play
Rick Klatt , analyst
Jenny Taft , reporter
Radio: Hawkeye Radio Network / KRUI / Compass
Gary Dolphin, play-by-play
Ed Podolak, color analyst
Rob Brooks, sideline reporter
Live Audio: hawkeyesports.com (Hawkeye All-Access)
Live Stats: hawkeyesports.com
Twitter: @TheIowaHawkeyes / @IowaFBLive
Satellite Radio: Sirius Channel 83; XM Channel 83

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IOWA HAWKEYES NOTES

First and Ten

Iowa won the Big Ten West Division title with a 7-2 mark in conference play and will play Michigan on Saturday, Dec. 4, in the Big Ten Football Championship Game. The winner earns the Amos Alonzo Stagg Championship Trophy and a chance to play in one of the six bowls that comprise the College Football Playoff , including the Rose Bowl Game.

Iowa has three wins this season over ranked opponents (vs. #17 Indiana, 34-6; at #9 Iowa State, 27-17; vs. #4 Penn State, 23-20) and has won six straight against ranked opponents overall. Only Alabama (10) has more consecutive wins over ranked opponents.

Iowa is playing for a trophy this week for the fifth time this season. The Hawkeyes are 3-1 in trophy games this season and 22-5 in their last 27 rivalry trophy games (Iowa State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin). The Hawkeyes are 25-5 in their last 30 trophy games
(includes bowl games)

Iowa leads the country in interceptions (22) and ranks third nationally in takeaways (28). The school record for interceptions in a season is 23 (1986, 1987, 2008). The Hawkeyes have 86 interceptions since 2017, more than any team in the country.

LB/DB Dane Belton ties for the NCAA lead with five interceptions. DB Riley Moss has four interceptions and DB Matt Hankins has three interceptions. Eleven different Hawkeyes have at least one interception this season. Iowa is plus-19 in turnover margin in its 10 wins and minus-six in its two losses.

C Tyler Linderbaum is one of four finalists for the Rotary Lombardi Award and one of three finalists for the Outland Trophy. He was  named a midseason first-team All-American by the Associated Press, Sporting News, CBS Sports, and The Athletic. Linderbaum has made 33 consecutive starts at center. Iowa is 26-7 during that span.

QB Alex Padilla has started the last three games, all Iowa wins. QB Spencer Petras had started 17 straight games for the Hawkeyes before missing the Nov. 13 contest against Minnesota. Petras relieved Padilla to start the second half Week 12 at Nebraska and rallied
Iowa to a 28-21 victory.

WR Charlie Jones ranks second in the Big Ten averaging 8.5 yards on a league-high 34 punt returns. He has returned 23 kickoff s for an average of 26.3 yards per return, No. 2 in the Big Ten. He returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown Week 11 against Illinois.

RB Tyler Goodson leads Iowa’s rushing attack with 1,101 yards on 238 attempts, both single-season career highs. He rushed for a career-high 156 yards in Iowa’s Week 12 win at NEB. It was his 9th career 100-yard rushing game and his 4th this season. In his last 4
games, Goodson is averaging 5.5 ypc and 123.0 ypg (89 attempts, 492 yards)

LB Jack Campbell leads the Hawkeyes and ranks second in the Big Ten with 124 tackles. He is the first Hawkeye to record 100 tackles in a single season since Josey Jewell, who had 100+ tackles each year from 2015-17 (126, 124, 136). Campbell has four double-digit tackle performances (11, 18, 17, 16) this season.

IOWA IS BOOKED FOR INDY
Iowa won the Big Ten West Division title with a 7-2 mark in conference play and will play Michigan on Saturday, Dec. 4, in the Big Ten Football Championship Game. Kickoff is at 7:17 p.m. (CT) at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The game is televised nationally on
FOX. Iowa is the home team and will wear black jerseys. The West Division title is Iowa’s second in program history. Iowa won the West Division in 2015 (8-0) and played Michigan State in the championship game. Michigan shared the Big Ten East Division Ɵ tle with an 8-1 conference record and is making its first appearance in the Big Ten Football Championship Game. The winner earns the Amos Alonzo Stagg Championship Trophy and a chance to play in one of the six bowls that comprise the College Football Playoff , including the Rose Bowl Game. The four teams in the College Football Playoff s, along with the participants in the other New Year’s Six bowl games, will be announced at 11 a.m. (CT) on Sunday, Dec. 5.

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