Joel Klatt is intrigued by Michigan’s B1G championship rematch against Iowa this week at Kinnick Stadium.

Klatt and crew will be at the game for Big Noon Kickoff, and he says it could be the toughest test JJ McCarthy will face at this point in his young career for the Wolverines.

And that’s not crazy to say. Iowa has the No. 1 scoring defense in the B1G right now, even against an offense like Michigan’s that’s nothing to scoff at despite their struggles to move the ball. McCarthy has to limit mistakes to avoid falling behind early.

“This is going to be a low-scoring affair. This is a game that screams defense to me, and not just because Iowa is playing in it. This is going to be a really tough test and the toughest test that we’re going to see JJ McCarthy face in his young career as the starting quarterback for Michigan.”

Klatt also gave his prediction, which is closer than some may think. He’s got the No. 4 team in the country over the Hawkeyes in a close one