Oct. 16, 2010
Today's announced crowd of 112,784 marks the 228th consecutive game of more than 100,000 fans at Michigan Stadium.
The Wolverines fell to 40-12-4 in the all-time series against Iowa. The Hawkeyes have won the last two meetings.
In addition to the Wolverines' permanent captains, fifth-year senior linebacker Mark Moundros and fifth-year senior offensive guard Stephen Schilling, Michigan's game captains against Iowa were fifth-year senior offensive lineman John Ferrera and senior tight end Martell Webb.
Junior/sophomore linebacker Kenny Demens earned his first career start and had a career-high eight tackles.
Sophomore quarterback Denard Robinson completed 13-of-18 passes for 96 yards and rushed for 105 yards on 18 carries. It was his sixth 100-yard rushing performance of the season.
With his rushing performance, Robinson surpassed 1,000 rushing yards for the season, becoming just the second Big Ten quarterback to accomplish the feat in conference history. Indiana's Antwaan Randle El established the Big Ten record for rushing yards by a quarterback (1,270) in 2000. Robinson ended today's contest with 1,096 rushing yards on the year.
Sophomore quarterback Tate Forcier completed 17-of-26 passes for 239 yards and a touchdown. Forcier also rushed for a touchdown.
Freshman running back Stephen Hopkins registered career highs in rushing yards (38) and carries (8). He tallied his second touchdown of the season on a two-yard rush early in the fourth quarter.
Hopkins' touchdown run was the first rushing touchdown allowed by the Iowa defense this season. The Wolverines also scored the first rushing touchdown allowed by Iowa last season.
Senior/junior wide receiver Junior Hemingway posted career highs in receptions (nine) and receiving yards (134). It was the third 100-yard receiving game of his career. Hemingway tallied his second receiving touchdown of the season -- and fifth of his career -- on a 45-yard catch in the fourth quarter.
Junior wide receiver Darryl Stonum tallied a career-high nine receptions for 97 yards.
Sophomore running back Vincent Smith recorded his second receiving touchdown of the season -- and fourth of his career -- on an eight-yard reception in the first quarter. He also boasts four rushing touchdowns this season.
Freshman safety Carvin Johnson tallied both his first career tackle-for-loss and first career pass breakup in the first quarter.
Freshman punter Will Hagerup registered a career-best 63-yard punt in the first quarter. It was the third consecutive week that he improved on his career long. His previous best went for 62 yards against Michigan State last Saturday (Oct. 9). Hagerup boasts five punts of 50 or more yards in the last three games.
Sophomore/freshman wide receiver Jeremy Gallon tallied a career-long 20-yard reception in the second quarter. His previous long was for 14 yards against Bowling Green on Sept. 25.
Fifth-year senior defensive tackle Greg Banks was credited with his third sack of the season -- for a four-yard loss -- in the second quarter.
Sophomore wide receiver Je'Ron Stokes registered a career-long 11-yard reception in the fourth quarter. His previous long was a nine-yard catch last season against Delaware State (Oct. 17, 2009).
Forcier's 45-yard touchdown pass to Hemingway in the fourth quarter was his season-long completion. His career long is 76 yards, which he tallied last season at Illinois (Oct. 31, 2009).
Forcier tallied his first rushing touchdown of the season -- and fourth of his career -- on a three-yard run in the fourth quarter. Forcier also owns two passing touchdowns this season.