The Wolverines struck first in the Big Ten Championship and they did it fast.

No. 2 Michigan (11-1, 8-1 Big Ten) is currently facing off against No. 13 Iowa (10-2, 7-2 Big Ten) for the league title, and there were plenty of questions coming in about mindset. Was Iowa worthy of being in the game? Would Michigan be hungover after a massive 42-27 win over Ohio State in the snow a week ago? What kind of game was in the offing? The spread favored Michigan by double-digits.

The Wolverines have been a dominant rushing outfit all season, so it’s fitting the opening score of their title bout came from electric back Blake Corum.

Peep the freshman quarterback, JJ McCarthy, down the field blocking for his back.

But Michigan had another explosive lined up.

After a quick 3-and-out from the Hawkeyes on the ensuing possession, Michigan dialed up some trickeration to hit another big play.

Michigan isn’t here to mess around with a College Football Playoff berth on the line. The Wolverines wanted to create some distance early; Iowa’s offense has ebbed and flowed between mediocre and anemic this season. Too many more explosive plays from the Wolverines and this one could get out of hand. For now, Michigan has all the momentum over on FOX.