The wind was bad
Looking at the weather report before the game, I thought we were going to have a nice beautiful day in Ann Arbor.
But leave it to mother nature to mess with another game of the Iowa football team’s.
You could see it in the playcalling throughout that the wind was a big factor. It’s one of the reasons why the Iowa football team made six trips inside the 40 and came up with just three points. The only way they were going to be kicking a field goal was if it was under 40 yards at that point.
Even the punt game showed some issues, although, I’m not letting Michael Sleep-Dalton off the hook that easy because his performance was pretty mediocre regardless. He averaged 38.3 yards per punt on seven punts with a long of 56. Those are some Colten Rastetter numbers right there.
And finally to Nate Stanley. I don’t know how much the wind impacted his throws, but that was one of the worst performances of his career, and I would like to give him the benefit of the doubt and chalk some of it up to the wind.