Iowa survives close call with Michigan

BY foxsports • October 11, 2009

Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi always seems to make up for his early miscues.

Michigan's Tate Forcier didn't get a chance to do the same.

Stanzi threw for 284 yards and two touchdowns after he was picked off on his first pass, and No. 12 Iowa survived yet another close call, beating Michigan 30-28 Saturday night for its best start since 1985 and the Hawkeyes' first 10-game winning streak in more than 80 years.

Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez pulled an ineffective Forcier in the fourth quarter. Fellow freshman Denard Robinson led a touchdown drive capped by his own 3-yard run, and Michigan got the ball back with 1:30 left. But Robinson was intercepted by Brett Greenwood with 46 seconds left, keeping the Hawkeyes (6-0, 2-0), the only unbeaten team left in the Big Ten.