Iowa can clinch at least a .500 record in the Big Ten after winning just two league games a year ago.
Michigan can string together consecutive wins and gain some momentum before its annual matchup with Ohio State.
Michigan QB Devin Gardner vs. Iowa's defense. Gardner torched the Hawkeyes for six touchdowns last season.
But he has struggled at times, and Iowa's defense is much better than it was a year ago.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Michigan: RB Derrick Green. Is the freshman ready to give Michigan's ground game a serious boost?
Iowa: QB Jake Rudock. Teams have been able to throw on Michigan, but it's going to be a brutally cold and windy morning.
FACTS & FIGURES
Michigan is 16-6-1 in Iowa City, but the Hawkeyes have beaten the Wolverines twice in a row at home...Devin Funchess has already racked up the most yards by a Michigan tight end in a season with 684.
Iowa's 1,939 rushing yards through 10 games are its most in 11 years.