Michigan at Iowa NCAA Football Week 5 Odds

Michigan at Iowa College Football Betting

Michigan Wolverines NCAA Football Betting

The Michigan Wolverines are big favorites once again this week, as they visit the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday afternoon on FOX. The Wolverines had dominated their first three games of the season but they struggled last week in a close win over Maryland. Michigan was able to get past the Terrapins, but it definitely was not easy. The Wolverines won’t be overlooking Iowa as they did last week against Maryland. The Hawkeyes come into this game at 3-1 SU and they have played Michigan tough in the past. The Wolverines and Hawkeyes have split their last ten meetings overall and Iowa has won the last four at home in this series. The Wolverines are listed as a double-digit road favorite in Week 5 college football odds.

NCAA Football Week 5 Betting Odds

Michigan Wolverines -10.5

Iowa Hawkeyes +10.5

Michigan Wolverines Weekly Matchup

On Saturday, October 1, 2022, the Michigan Wolverines visit the Iowa Hawkeyes at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. Kickoff time is set for 12:00 p.m. ET with television coverage on FOX.

Michigan had looked great in their first three games, but they had some trouble last week against Maryland. The defense for Michigan showed some holes and Maryland took advantage. This week’s game against Iowa will be much different, as the Hawkeyes have a weak offense but a good defense.

The Wolverines are averaging 50 points per game which is 2nd-best in the country. They are averaging 489 yards per game. They are giving up just 11 points per game which is 7th in the nation and they are allowing only 244.8 yards per contest. Blake Corum leads the team with 478 rushing yards, J.J. McCarthy has thrown for 693 yards, while Ronnie Bell has 253 receiving yards.

Iowa is averaging just 17 points and putting up only 233 yards per contest. They are giving up just 5.8 points per game which is first in the nation. They are giving up just 236.3 yards per contest. Kaleb Johnson leads the team with 174 rushing yards, Spencer Petras has thrown for 524 yards, while Sam Laporta has 154 receiving yards.

As noted earlier, this series has been very competitive with the teams splitting their last ten meetings. Iowa has won five of the last eight at home in this series, including the last four games. Five of the eight went under the total.

Michigan Wolverines Weekly Recap

Last week in Ann Arbor, Michigan it was the Wolverines slipping past Maryland 34-27, as Blake Corum ran the ball 30 times for 243 yards and two touchdowns. The Wolverines defeated the Terrapins, who are 0–27 versus ranked league opponents since joining the Big Ten in 2014. Quarterback J.J. McCarthy completed 18–of–26 throws for 220 yards and two touchdowns.

Late in the second quarter, with Maryland leading 13-10, Corum scored from 33 yards to give Michigan the lead for good. Then, with 3:31 left in the contest, Corum ran in a touchdown from 47 yards out to seal the victory. After R.J. Moten had an interception to help put an end to the Terps' aspirations, Corum scored a big touchdown to seal the win. For Michigan, linebacker Junior Colson recorded 13 tackles, and D.J. Turner intercepted a ball as well.

Maryland quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa struggled after taking a blind-side hit from Michael Morris in the third quarter, completing only 20 of 30 passes for 207 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. Billy Edwards Jr. took over for Tagovailoa in the fourth quarter and led a late touchdown drive that was finished with an 18-yard touchdown pass to CJ Dippre with 45 seconds left.

Following a scoreless third quarter, the Wolverines used an 85-yard scoring drive to increase their advantage to 24-13, which McCarthy capped off with a 20-yard touchdown pass to Roman Wilson.

The first half started with the opening kickoff ricocheting off Tai Felton's helmet and Matthew Hibner recovered it at the Terps' 10. The following play, McCarthy rolled to his right and threw at TD to Luke Schoonmaker from 10 yards out. However, Maryland responded as Chad Ryland kicked field goals of 53 and 52 yards in between an Antwain Littleton II touchdown run of 2 yards.

The kicks gave the Terps a 13-10 advantage and brought Ryland's streak of successful field goals to 23.

2022 Michigan Wolverines Schedule

Sep 3 vs. Colorado State W 51-7 1-0
Sep 10 vs. Hawaii W 56-10 2-0
Sep 17 vs. UConn W 59-0 3-0
Sep 24 vs. Maryland W 34-27 4-0
Oct 1 at Iowa - -
Oct 8 at Indiana - -
Oct 15 vs. Penn State
Oct 22 OFF
Oct 29 vs. Michigan State - -
Nov 5 at Rutgers - -
Nov 12 vs. Nebraska - -
Nov 19 vs. Illinois - -
Nov 26 at Ohio State - -
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