Michigan football marches on after a bit of a reality check last week against Maryland.

The Wolverines got it done, but they were unable to thoroughly dominate as they had against Hawai’i, Colorado State and UConn. Still, 4-0 is 4-0.

Iowa was this close to 4-0 in its own right. The Hawkeyes barely squeaked past South Dakota State, but rebounded against Rutgers last week and Nevada before that. Iowa’s lone loss on the season came to Iowa State, 10-7.

Spencer Petras was part of the reason for Iowa’s offensive incompetence, but he played semi-well to open B1G play against the Scarlet Knights. Iowa will need at least some semblance of quarterback play to earn a decent bowl bid  at the end of the season.

ESPN’s FPI (Football Power Index) gives the Wolverine the edge on Saturday in a 2021 B1G conference Championship rematch. Michigan is expected to win yet again with a 76.8% probability over the Hawkeyes.

Is that surprising? Not particularly. The Wolverines are considerably better on offense, but will have trouble moving the ball against a stout defensive unit that has allowed just 23 total points this season.

Oh, and one team has Blake Corum and the other does not. Corum has been fantastic so far this season, rushing for 478 yards and 9 touchdowns through the first 4 games of the schedule.

We’ll see. The matchup is set for Noon at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on FOX.