Jim Harbaugh previews Week 5 trip to Kinnick Stadium: Where 'top-5 teams go to die'
Jim Harbaugh had a lot to say about the clash of B1G teams happening on Saturday as No. 4 Michigan travels to Iowa to take on the Hawkeyes.
The Wolverines are 4-0 on the season and are coming off a hard-fought win against conference opponent Maryland. Michigan was aided in the battle by RB Blake Corum, who had a stellar game.
Corum already had 132 yards rushing and 1 touchdown at halftime. Corum had career highs in both carries and yards and ended up finishing the game as the first Michigan running back to have over 200 yards rushing in a game since 2017.
Although Michigan enters Saturday as 10.5-point favorites, Iowa by no means should be counted out. Michigan has typically dominated, leading the series 43-15. However, the Wolverines haven’t won in Kinnick Stadium since 2005.
As any college football fan knows, the atmosphere can mean the difference between a win and a loss on any given Saturday. Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh realizes the challenges of an away game in Kinnick Stadium, saying on Monday that the field is where “top-5 teams go to die.”
Jim Harbaugh: "As they say, top-5 teams go to die" at Kinnick Stadium. Iowa "beats you with execution."
— Alejandro Zúñiga (@ByAZuniga) September 26, 2022
Iowa will need to execute and use every tool available to hold off the Wolverines on Saturday. Perhaps home-field advantage will be enough to give the Hawkeyes the win.