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Michigan and Michigan State struggling in Week 3 against Indiana and Iowa

It’s been a bad day so far for the state of Michigan to kickoff Week 3 in the Big Ten.

Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh looks on during pre game warmups before a game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Week 3 in the Big Ten conference has not gone well for both teams in the state of Michigan.

The Michigan Wolverines are losing 24-7 to the 13th-ranked Indiana Hoosiers on the road. Hoosiers quarterback Michael Penix Jr. is having a field day against the Wolverines’ defense, completing 22 passes on 32 attempts for 254 yards and three touchdowns.

Penix’s favorite target on the day has been senior wide receiver Ty Fryfogle, who is absolutely torching Michigan’s defense to the tune of seven receptions for 154 yards and a touchdown.

In regards to the Wolverines, they are struggling to put it lightly. Junior quarterback Joe Milton is currently 4-of-13 for 96 yards and a touchdown. Furthermore, the running game is non-existent as running back Hassan Haskins has 18 rushing yards on five cards.

If the Wolverines do not come back it would be horrible look for head coach Jim Harbaugh, who is already on thin ice after losing to in-state rival, Michigan State 27-24 at home.

As for the Spartans, they are getting destroyed by the winless Iowa Hawkeyes, who are leading 35-0 at halftime. This is the same Hawkeyes team that almost defeated Northwestern, despite quarterback Shane Petras throwing three interceptions.

Petras is having a better game on Saturday, throwing for 121 yards and a touchdown. It’s actually Spartans quarterback junior quarterback Rocky Lombardi, who is having turnover issues. Lombardi has thrown three interceptions to only one touchdown, giving him five interceptions on the season. We’ll see if either of these teams can turn it around in the second half.