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IOWA CITY, Iowa - Is there any doubt left that Bo Schembechler is a perfectionist?
"We've got to keep improving," the Michigan Coach said in the dressing room just after the Wolverines had smashed Iowa, 51-6, for their fourth straight Big Ten victory and their seventh triumph of the season.
The Wolverines just went to work with renewed determination following that 23-12 loss to Michigan State at mid-season and they now look like a group capable of giving Ohio State a run for its money this coming Saturday in Michigan Stadium.
"Ever since that game at East Lansing, which was our worst of the year, we've been getting better every week," the Coach continued.
"Michigan is a superior team," said Iowa Coach Ray Nagel whose Hawkeyes can make it a .500 season by winning at Illinois next Saturday.
Iowa's record now is 4-5 for ally games and 2-4 in the Big Ten.
"They are the strongest team we have played this year. They have really jelled since losing to Michigan State," Nagel continued.
Michigan hammered relentlessly at Iowa forwards, running 77 rushing plays for a Big Ten record-smashing 524 yards. Tailback Bill Taylor had 225 yards and tailback Glenn Doughty, running much better since his injuries continue to heal, had an even 100.
Schembechler had both Taylor and Doughty in the backfield for a part of the game with Taylor at fullback.
And that will give Ohio State some concern as it runs the films in Columbus today and starts preparation for the game which will determine whether or not Michigan shares the championship or OSU has it all to itself.
"Michigan did everything real good today - run, kick, defense - everything," said Nagel.
"They just knocked the tar our of us. They really hit."
When asked how Michigan might do next Saturday against top=ranked Ohio State, Nagel said: "They can beat anybody in the country."
"We came to play," said Schembechler, "and took it away from them. It was our game right from the first. We kept our poise after those first two fumbles.
Barry Pierson fumbled Iowa's first punt but Fred Grambau recovered for Michigan. Then, on the second play from scrimmage, Moorhead fumbled the pitch-out but teammate Jack Harpring recovered the loose ball.
Schembechler said he was surprised Iowa's passing wasn't more effective.
"We had great respect for Iowa, particularly their passing and Dennis Green's running. Ray Manning and Kerry Reardon are fine receivers. I thought that Iowa seemed to be hurting physically on defense several players limping and that type of thing."