Scores

Final

(15) Iowa 38

(5-1, 2-0 Big Ten)

Michigan 28

(5-2, 1-2 Big Ten)

Coverage: ABC

3:30 PM ET, October 16, 2010

Michigan Stadium, ANN ARBOR, MI

1 2 3 4 T
#15IOWA 7 14 7 1038
MICH 7 0 0 2128

Top Performers

Passing: R. Stanzi (IOWA) - 248 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: A. Robinson (IOWA) - 31 CAR, 143 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Hemingway (MICH) - 9 REC, 134 YDS, 1 TD

Iowa holds off Michigan after Denard Robinson leaves game

Associated Press

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Kirk Ferentz has led Iowa to a lot of wins, coaching up the Hawkeyes to avoid mistakes and take advantage of their opponents' miscues.

Rich Rodriguez can only imagine what that's like at Michigan.

Ricky Stanzi threw his third touchdown pass to Derrell Johnson-Koulianos early in the fourth quarter and Michael Meyer kicked a 30-yard field goal with 2:53 left, helping No. 15 Iowa hold off the Wolverines for a 38-28 win Saturday.

Michigan outgained the Hawkeyes 522-383, but had four turnovers, didn't force one and had six of its eight penalties in the first half.

"You're hoping to minimize mistakes, at least that's how we try to play because of the way we're built," Ferentz said. "It was a weird game from a statistics standpoint."

Iowa (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten) led the Wolverines (5-2, 1-2) by three TDs early in the fourth quarter for the second time during the game.

Tate Forcier came in for a banged-up Denard Robinson and threw a 45-yard pass to Junior Hemingway and added a 3-yard run to make it 28-21 with 6:55 to play.

Iowa's Adam Robinson, who scored twice, converted a third-and-8 at the Michigan 40 by breaking a tackle on a 26-yard reception to set up the victory-sealing kick.

"That was a huge play for us," Ferentz said.

Denard Robinson left during the third quarter after he was hit hard on a run, aggravating a shoulder injury that Rodriguez said bothered him all week.

"He landed on it funny," said Rodriguez, adding that he expects Robinson to play Oct. 30 at Penn State after resting during a bye week.

Robinson was 13 of 18 for 96 yards with an interception -- an ill-advised heave into coverage -- and a TD. He ran for 105 yards, gaining no more than 12 yards on any of his 18 carries.

Forcier, who started every game last year, was 17 of 26 for 239 yards with two TDs and two interceptions.

Rodriguez scoffed when asked if the quarterback position was open for competition.

"Denard Robinson is our starting quarterback," Rodriguez said.

Stanzi completed 17 of 24 passes for 248 yards with three TDs, helping Iowa score the most points in school history against Michigan.

"This is a great, great win for our program," he said. "Any win is big, but this is one of the greatest places to win a game in college football."

Iowa's passing game was complimented by Adam Robinson's 143 yards rushing and two TDs.

Michigan got off to a good start by forcing a three and out, scoring, and forcing another three and out.

Then, the Wolverines fell apart. They're hoping the same thing doesn't happen to their season for the second year in a row.

"Everyone just has to take a deep breath," athletic director Dave Brandon said.

Michigan has lost two straight after opening 5-0. It flopped to a 5-7 finish last season after winning the first four games.

When the Wolverines weren't getting overmatched physically by Iowa, they hurt themselves with mental miscues that led to a slew of penalties.

The Hawkeyes, meanwhile, avoided mistakes and their sound brand of football set up another win.

Iowa has won 20 of 23 games and 22 of 26 since the 2008 season.

Two years ago, Rodriguez lost a school-record nine games in his debut with college football's winningest team and signs of progress since then have been stunted by a lot of losses, many of them ugly.

"I've said all along that we aren't good enough to make mistakes and beat anyone," Rodriguez said. "Plus, we were our own worst enemies in the first half with penalties."

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Team Stat Comparison

 
IOWA
MICH
1st Downs2129
Total Yards383522
Passing248335
Rushing135187
Penalties5-368-66
3rd Down Conversions7-136-16
4th Down Conversions0-03-3
Turnovers04
Possession29:0031:00

Passing Leaders

IowaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Stanzi17/2424810.330
MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Forcier17/262399.212

Rushing Leaders

IowaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Robinson311434.6220
Stanzi3-3-1.001
MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Robinson181055.8012
Smith10393.9011

Receiving Leaders

IowaRECYDSAVGTDLG
McNutt47819.5034
Johnson-Koulianos47017.5331
MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hemingway913414.9145
Stonum99710.8018

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERIOWAMICH
TD08:18Vincent Smith 8 Yd Pass From Denard Robinson (Seth Broekhuizen Kick) 07
TD01:29Derrell Johnson-Koulianos 14 Yd Pass From Ricky Stanzi (Michael Meyer Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERIOWAMICH
TD13:22Derrell Johnson-Koulianos 31 Yd Pass From Ricky Stanzi (Michael Meyer Kick) 147
TD04:31Adam Robinson 4 Yd Run (Michael Meyer Kick) 217
THIRD QUARTERIOWAMICH
TD01:50Adam Robinson 11 Yd Run (Michael Meyer Kick) 287
FOURTH QUARTERIOWAMICH
TD13:10Stephen Hopkins 2 Yd Run (Seth Broekhuizen Kick) 2814
TD11:37Derrell Johnson-Koulianos 19 Yd Pass From Ricky Stanzi (Michael Meyer Kick) 3514
TD10:28Junior Hemingway 45 Yd Pass From Tate Forcier (Seth Broekhuizen Kick) 3521
TD06:55Tate Forcier 3 Yd Run (Seth Broekhuizen Kick) 3528
FG02:53Michael Meyer 30 Yd 3828