Although the team heads into Iowa ranked No. 4 in the nation and 10.5-point favorites, Michigan will have a fight on its hands Saturday.

Iowa has several offensive and defensive weapons that could potentially set the Wolverines on their heels. Hawkeyes QB Spencer Petras found his groove in the Week 4 contest against Rutgers.

Petras had an 80% adjusted completion % and was pressured on 9 of 21 dropbacks, good enough to be ranked the highest offensive player for the Hawkeyes, per PFF grades.

Michigan will attempt to answer Iowa’s challenge with its own weapons like RB Blake Corum.  Corum already had 132 yards rushing and 1 touchdown by halftime in Michigan’s Week 4 battle against Maryland.

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.

Speaking to the press about the upcoming B1G matchup with Iowa, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh praised Corum’s play, saying the RB makes opponents miss “by the narrowest of margins.” Harbaugh believes that ability puts Corum in a special group of running backs and said Corum gets so close he “can smell their breath” before cutting.

That’s one way to put it:

The Hawkeyes will be looking to upset the Wolverines, who are 43-15 in the series but haven’t won in Kinnick Stadium since 2005.