The 12th ranked Iowa Hawkeyes try to move to 6-0 when they host Michigan on Saturday night. the Wolverines’ spread option is led by freshman quarterback Tate Forcier.
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says Forcier has great presence, great feel and is a playmaker who can get out of trouble with his feet. Ferentz says he has a good knack and instinct. This will be a battle of two teams that have excelled on special teams. He says it is important in every game and Michigan has good kickers and they do a good job on special teams.
The Hawkeye defense will need to slow down a Michigan offense that likes to spread the field. He says they have to stop the run first and says Michigan uses the option to keep you honest.
The Iowa State Cyclones visit 16th ranked Kansas in the Big-12. The Jayhawks are led by quareterback Todd Reesing who is dangerous in a number of ways. Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads says Reesing is a “dangerous, very talented football player” who is equally scary running or passing. Rhoads says the Cyclones will use an extra defensive back at times against Kansas.
Rhoads says a good pass rush is vital against the Jayhawks.