The second-ranked Michigan Wolverines will look to punch their ticket to the College Football Playoff when they battle the 16th-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes in the Big Ten Conference Championship Game on Saturday. Michigan (12-0, 9-0 East) is playing in its third consecutive title game, while Iowa (10-2, 7-2 West) is playing in its second conference championship in three years.
Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The latest Michigan vs. Iowa odds list the Wolverines as 21.5-point favorites according to the SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 35 (Head to SportsLine's college football odds page for the latest odds on every game).
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The model knows junior quarterback J.J. McCarthy powers the Wolverines attack. He not only is the team's leading passer, but is Michigan's third-leading rusher. For the season, he has completed 191 of 257 passes (74.3%) for 2,483 yards and 19 touchdowns. He has been picked off just four times and has a rating of 176.8. McCarthy has rushed 51 times for 181 yards (3.5 average) and three scores.
The model also has considered the Hawkeyes have leaned heavily on their defense to reach this point in the season. Senior linebacker Jay Higgins leads the group with a team-high 141 tackles, including 60 solo, with one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. He has one sack for two yards, three pass breakups and one interception.
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