IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Iowa football team will face Michigan at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium in Big Ten postseason play.
The Big Ten Conference announced its postseason matchups on Sunday, and it was disappointing to those hoping that Iowa (6-2) would face Indiana since they both finished second in the West and East divisions, respectively.
But instead, Iowa will face a 2-4 Michigan team, while Indiana will face 2-4 Purdue on Saturday.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is feeling some heat with the Wolverines struggling, while Iowa has won six games in a row after starting the season 0-2.
Iowa still is in contention for a New Year’s six bowl, but a victory over Michigan wouldn’t carry as much weight as a victory over Indiana would have.
Iowa closed the regular season by defeating Wisconsin 28-7 on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium. It was Iowa’s first victory over the Badgers since 2015, and its first win over Wisconsin at Kinnick Stadium since 2008.
Michigan won its most recent game against Iowa 10-3 last season in Ann Arbor, Mich., but Iowa has won five of the last seven games in the series, including a 14-13 victory in 2016 at Kinnick Stadium.
Keith Duncan made a field-goal in the closing seconds to beat the Wolverines in 2016. Duncan is now a senior and one of the most prolific kickers in program history, earning consensus All-America honors in 2019.