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Stanzi redeems himself as Iowa ties it up

10/10/2009



Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Ricky Stanzi might have a reputation for interceptions, but he also is known for his short memory and ability to bounce back.

After throwing a pick-six to begin the game, Stanzi once again displayed great poise to bounce back against a clearly vulnerable Michigan defense. Two plays after missing a wide-open Derrell Johnson-Koulianos for a sure touchdown, Stanzi called an audible and found a streaking Tony Moeaki for a 34-yard score.

Michigan was coming on an all-out blitz, but Stanzi saw it coming and Moeaki was left unattended in the middle of the field. After missing the last three games with an ankle problem, Moeaki showed no signs of an injury as he sprinted into the end zone. The Wolverines clearly blew the coverage on third-and-13, something that has happened too often this season.

You've got to take the good with the bad when it comes to Stanzi, but most coaches want a quarterback with his type of resiliency.