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Michigan shuts out Iowa 26-0, wins Big Ten Championship

Iowa just isn’t on Michigan’s level.

2023 Big Ten Championship - Iowa v Michigan Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images

Michigan defeated the Iowa Hawkeyes handily on Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis to win its third consecutive Big Ten Championship.

Here’s the game recap.

First Quarter

— Michigan’s opening drive of the game was a long one. A seven-minute and 35 second, 13 play 52-yard drive culminated with a James Turner 35-yard field goal. Michigan 3-0

Michigan’s second drive of the game was set up nicely by a Semaj Morgan 87-yard punt return. Blake Corum would pound it in two plays later from two yards out to put Michigan up two scores. Michigan 10-0

Third quarter

— After neither team scored in the second quarter, Michigan’s defense set their offense up with goal-to-go after Mike Sainristil strip-sacked Iowa quarterback Deacon Hill with Josh Wallace recovering the fumble. Michigan would score on the very next play, a six-yard touchdown run by Blake Corum. Michigan 17-0

— A nine play, 28-yard drive finishes with a 46-yard James Turner field goal. Michigan 20-0

— Braiden McGregor forced Deacon Hill to fumble with Kenneth Grant recovering it for Michigan’s third takeaway of the game. James Turner would go on to nail a 36-yard field goal. Michigan 23-0

— The James Turner show wasn’t over just yet. With 3:38 left in the quarter Turner made his fourth field goal and his longest of the night, 50 yards. Michigan 26-0

FINAL SCORE: Michigan 26 - Iowa 0