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Michigan leads Iowa at the half with College Football Playoff in sight

The No. 2 Michigan Wolverines face the No. 15 Iowa Hawkeyes for the Big Ten title. For Michigan, there’s a lot more than conference glory on the line in Indianapolis.

The Wolverines are a win away from their first berth in the College Football Playoff. At 11-1, Michigan currently has an 85% chance of making the playoff, according to ESPN’s College Football Playoff Predictor. By beating Iowa, that percentage increases to 90%, per ESPN Stats & Information research. With a loss, Michigan’s chances drop to 13%.

In the first half, the Wolverines pulled out all stops against the Hawkeyes. Their offense came alive early on, orchestrating a trick play for a touchdown and running the ball efficiently. Michigan scored on plays of 75 and 67 yards. Iowa’s defense is known to be stout, but it has looked anything but in the first 30 minutes of the game — outside of a tipped interception by Jack Campbell.

Here are some of the best moments and plays from the Big Ten title game:

Hutchinson makes history

Aidan Hutchinson‘s sack late in the first half was one for the history books. His 10-yard takedown of Spencer Petras made him Michigan’s single-season sack leader.

Turnover time

Talk about being in the right place at the right time. Jack Campbell picked off a tipped Cade McNamara pass to provide a timely turnover at the end of the first quarter.

Setting the tone

It’s only the first quarter, but the Wolverines aren’t short on splash plays. Roman Wilson‘s 75-yard touchdown was the result of a little trickery from Jim Harbaugh & Co.

Wolverines strike first — and fast

After the Hawkeyes missed a field goal on the game’s opening drive, Blake Corum didn’t waste any time finding the end zone as the Wolverines drove down the field in just four plays.

No time like showtime

Both squads arrived at Lucas Oil Stadium in style, but the Wolverines had a particularly fashionable fan cheering them on via Twitter.

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