NCAA College Football Week 6; Feature Game Follow Up

That’s right!  We did it again.  🎇🎆🤑  Table Seven is now 3-1-1 versus the spread, and we knew something fishy was going on after we saw Michigan give another point, but we locked it in at 3, and let em roll.  💲🔥💲🔥  We also picked Michigan to win this game and they did.

(14)IOWA @ (19)MICHIGAN

Q- Okay!  How do you shake off an early season loss to a team that’s still undefeated (Wisconsin) and prove to the NCAA world of college football that you’re for real and that loss was a fluke?

A- You beat the undefeated, 14th ranked team in the country (Iowa) at home.

I almost have to laugh because if you read the feature game analysis, you kind of knew, or at least had an idea that I was unsure about this game.  Statistics, consistency, and defense were pulling me towards Iowa.  I knew Iowa hadn’t really faced a top notch school yet, but they were playing good football-mistake free football.

On the opposite side of that, this was a must win for Michigan, especially after that loss to Wisconsin.  It was more than statistics and their performance up to this point.  For Michigan, it was now.  It was, no fu**ing way is Iowa gonna come to Ann Arbor and beat us.  So, with Michigan playing at home, I believed they would do what they needed to do to win this game.

Everything Michigan had to do to win this game, they did, but what’s really interesting is that they didn’t have to do too much of it.

What do I mean, you ask.  Well, we said if they couldn’t throw the ball against Iowa they were going loose, and as inconsistent as Shea Patterson has been, Nico Collins would save the day.  All that happened within the first seven minutes of the game.

Michigan’s first drive resulted in a punt.  On Iowa’s first possession, RB Mekhi Sargent fumbled and turned the ball right back over to Michigan, but Iowa’s defense is no joke.  They kept Michigan from scoring deep in their own territory, and the Wolverines settled for a three.  Moody kicked the field goal and Michigan was up 3-0.

Iowa’s next series resulted in another punt, and when Michigan got the ball back, Patterson went deep to Collins for a 51 yard gain, and Charbonnet ended up running it in for 7.  That was all of Michigan’s 10 points in 10 -3 win.

Remember how consistent Nate Stanley has been?  He also had a streak going; 136 attempts without an interception.  Michigan’s defense, which was ranked 3rd against the pass coming into this game, picked him off three times.  Nate Stanley was 23/42, he threw for 260 yards, and 0 touchdowns. 

That’s a tremendous effort by the Wolverine defense.   

The Hawkeyes didn’t do much to help themselves either.  They had eight penalties that cost them 60 yards, and they turned the ball over four times.  In a low scoring game that becomes a defensive struggle, protecting the football is ultra important.  The team that makes less mistakes usually wins, and this game was no different.  Iowa didn’t protect the ball.

Iowa’s defense played really well.  Michigan RB Zach Charbonnet had 13 carries, 42 yards, and a touchdown.  Quarterback Shea Patterson was 14 for 26 with 147 yards.  He was intercepted once and didn’t throw a touchdown all day.  Nico Collins was even bottled up and held to three catches.

Oh yes, a classic Big 10 rivalry game indeed; low scoring, good defenses, and a battle for field position.  With then dust settled, it was Michigan 10, Iowa 3.  Michigan is now 4-1, and they’re back on the radar.

This loss was Iowa’s first, they’re also 4-1.  Next week undefeated Penn State (5-0) is coming to town.  Uh oh!


Elsewhere….

(12)Penn State beat Purdue 35-7.  Texas Tech upset (21)Oklahoma State 45-35.  There was a huge win in Gainesville as (10)Florida beat (7)Auburn 24-13. Florida is now 6-0.  Cincinnati upset (18)UCF 27-24.  Cal was unsuccessful in their attempt to avenge last weeks loss.  Cal 7, (13)Oregon 17,  (4)Ohio State beat (25)Michigan State 34-10.

Another week of college football is in the bag.  I hope everyone enjoyed their college football saturday, it was a good one.  Table Seven is now 3-1-1 versus the spread!🎆🎇 We picked Michigan -3 to cover and yes, they did.  We also picked Michigan to win their game against Iowa, and yes, they did.  We’re excited, and we hope you are as well.  Don’t forget, every Thursday morning at 6 it’s the Table Seven Top 6, and then in the afternoon at 3:00pm, it’s the Feature Game Analysis.  Follow us.  Like us.  Win money with us!

 

 

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