The unit had been bailed out all afternoon — the offense mired in a bewildered mess, the defense responding emphatically. Rinse, repeat. The whiplash hadn’t hindered defensive coordinator Don Brown’s unit. To that point, Iowa had a single rushing yard. Its quarterback, Nate Stanley, had been picked off three times. The Wolverines were flying. Eight sacks. Twelve tackles for loss.
Up 10-3, they just had to do it one more time. And, really, was there ever a doubt?