The Iowa Hawkeyes will be at home to take on Michigan in the Big Ten. The Hawkeye defense is struggling and needs to find a way to slow down a Michigan offense led by quarterback Denard Robinson that ranks at the top of the Big Ten.

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says Robinson is playing with even more confidence this year as he has gained experience. Sophomore running back Fitzgerald Touissant has also put up impressive numbers. He says Touissant is very athletic and he says Robinson is a running back that throws pretty well too.

Michigan is 7-1 under first year coach Brady Hoke and the defense has made significant progress. Ferentz says they have excellent players on defense and they are pretty clear on what they are doing under the new staff.

Iowa is 5-3 overall, 2-2 in the Big 10.