Some basic stats to project Tate Forcier's struggles in the upcoming Oct 10th Iowa game.
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Listed stats are:
Pass Efficiency Defense
Take a look at the defenses (specifically pass defenses) that Forcier has played against.
PE D - 79th
Total D - 89th
Scoring D - 71st
PE D - 76th
Total D - 96th
Scoring D - 58th
PE D - 6th
Total D - 72nd
Scoring D - 99th
EM is 6th in PE, but Forcier was only 7/13 for 68 yards because the game was in hand.
PE D - 86th
Total D - 46th
Scoring D - 63rd
PE D - 101st
Total D - 49th
Scoring D - 64th
Now, look what he faces this Saturday -
PE D - 4th
Total D - 32nd
Scoring D - 10th
And Tate Forcier has yet to win a game on the road.
Forcier has been pretty good so far. He makes freshman mistakes, though, and Iowa will capitalize on those.
Forcier hasn't played away from home in a stadium like Kinnick with fans like Iowa's.
Forcier hasn't seen a defense remotely as good as Iowa will bring on Saturday.
I think the frosh has supreme talent and potential, but he'll be shell shocked coming into Kinnick - not only because of the environment, but because of what the D will be bringing at him.
UM's hope will be on the ground in this one.
Iowa will handle Forcier, and the Wolverines, this Saturday.