Recap: Eight sacks for No. 19 Michigan, topping No. 14 Iowa, 10-3

By Matt Schoch
The Detroit News

The No. 19 Michigan Wolverines face a tough test on Saturday at noon when the No. 14 Iowa Hawkeyes visit the Big House. Follow the action here with live updates and analysis by Matt Schoch of The Detroit News.

Michigan escapes with 10-3 win

It was an ugly Big Ten football game, but Michigan escapes with the win.

Eight sacks and four Iowa turnovers were the story.

Quarterback Nate Stanley overthrew two passes to start the final drive, and then gained 2 yards on a pass. He then found a receiver for a fourth-down conversion.

Michigan 10, Iowa 3, final

Iowa takes over at own 43

After a Michigan punt, Iowa takes over at its own 43 yards line with one time out left.

Michigan 10, Iowa 3, 1:30 4th

Eight sacks for Michigan, still 10-3

Michigan had its eighth sack and Iowa had a drive stalled by four penalties.

Tyler Goodson caught a 32-yard pass from Nate Stanley on the drive. Then, Iowa committed two straight holding penalties to draw a first-and-30. Two plays later, the Hawkeyes committed an illegal man downfield penalty, then a false start.

Michigan takes over at its 15.

Michigan 10, Iowa 3, 2:52 4th

Sack lunch for Iowa as UM forces punt

Michigan came in with seven sacks on the season and now have seven on the game as Jordan Glasgow and Cam McGrone had sacks on consecutive plays, forcing an Iowa punt.

Michigan takes over at its 40.

Michigan 10, Iowa 3, 8:14 4th

Moody wide right from 34

Michigan moved the ball for the first time in quite a while with four first downs in a row by four different players.

However, the drive stalled in the red zone. Kicker Jake Moody missed a field goal from 34 yards, which went wide right.

Nico Collins, Donovan Peoples-Jones and Tarik Black all caught passes for first downs, and then Tru Wilson had two runs for another first down.

Michigan 10, Iowa 3, 11:01 4th

Iowa over midfield as third quarter ends

Iowa's Ihmir Smith-Marsette picked up 27 yards to push the ball over midfield.

Iowa has third-and-9 at the Michigan 39 to open the fourth.

Michigan 10, Iowa 3, end 3rd

Sputtering Michigan offense scoreless again

It's now seven empty possessions for Michigan's withering offense.

Shea Patterson showed more rushing ability, picking up a first down on a scramble. Michigan then lost 9 yards on a first down play to Donovan Peoples-Jones and then Patterson was sacked for a 7-yard loss.

Iowa takes over with decent field position at the 33.

Michigan 10, Iowa 3, 1:13 3rd

Defensive leader Paye out with injury

Trouble for Michigan during a third-quarter Iowa drive as Kwity Paye went down with an injury. Appears to be a hamstring injury.

Iowa is forced to punt after Lavert Hill and Khaleke Hudson combined for a third-down tackle.

Michigan takes over inside its 20.

Michigan 10, Iowa 3, 5:20 3rd

Sixth straight possession with no points for Michigan

Another empty possession for the maize and blue.

Shea Patterson picked up a 15-yard gain on a zone read for a first down, but again the drive stalled around midfield.

Iowa takes over at the 20.

Michigan 10, Iowa 3, 8:44 3rd

Thomas INT is Michigan's third on the day

Ambry Thomas made the third Michigan interception of the game on Nate Stanley, catching a deflected fourth-down pass after Dax Hill made the play.

Iowa was driving near midfield. Running back Toren Young ran for 15 yards on Iowa's first play from scrimmage of the second half.

Then, on third-and-15, Mekhi Sargent went for a 22-yard gain on a screen pass.

Michigan 10, Iowa 3, 11:15 3rd

Halftime leaders

Rushing: Iowa - Toren Young, 4 carries, 15 yards; Michigan - Zach Charbonnet, 9 carries, 31 yards, TD

Passing: Iowa - Nate Stanley, 9-19, 116 yards, 2 INT; Michigan - Shea Patterson, 8-16, 93 yards, INT

Receiving: Iowa - Nico Ragaini, 3 receptions, 20 yards; Michigan - Nico Collins, 2 receptions, 53 yards

Michigan leads 10-3 at halftime

Quinn Nordin missed a 58-yard field goal on the final play of the half after Michigan received an untimed down.

The Wolverines had tried a Hail Mary at the end of the half, but were unsuccessful as Shea Patterson was flushed out of the pocket. But Iowa was called for a personal foul, giving Michigan another chance.

Michigan 10, Iowa 3, halftime

Hill INT gives Michigan ball back

Lavert Hill returned to the game, making an interception inside Michigan's 5-yard line on an overthrow from Nate Stanley, who had 139 straight passes without an interception before throwing two today.

Iowa's Ihmir Smith-Marsette caught a crossing pattern for a first down on third-and-10.

Michigan 10, Iowa 3, 0:28 2nd

Epenesa sack helps stall Michigan

Michigan went three-and-out deep in its own territory.

Michigan started its drive on its 14-yard line an Shea Patterson was sacked on the first play by All-American candidate A.J. Epenesa, down to the 6.

Michigan 10, Iowa 3, 3:37 2nd

Tough spot keeps Iowa drive going, punt anyways

Iowa couldn't capitalize on a fortunate spot, punting the ball back to Michigan.

Iowa's Tyrone Tracy Jr. was given a first down on third-down completion, a play that was held up on review, much to the chagrin of the Michigan Stadium crowd.

The Iowa offense then stalled anyways.

Earlier on the drive, Iowa's Brandon Smith made a 34-yard reception on third-and-long on a lofted throw from Nate Stanley. Michigan's Lavert Hill was shaken up on the play and has left the game.

The Michigan defense was playing inspired football up to that point against the Hawkeyes. Kwity Paye had a second-down sack, his second of the game.

Michigan 10, Iowa 3, 5:29 2nd

Iowa takes over after UM tries wildcat

Michigan was forced to punt around midfield, Iowa takes over on a touchback.

Offensive coordinator Josh Gattis called a wildcat formation on a run play to Zach Charbonnet on the drive.

Michigan 10, Iowa 3, 9:36 2nd

Iowa gets on the board, 10-3

Quarterback Nate Stanley misfired on a fade pattern on third-and-goal, forcing an Iowa field goal. The pass was intended for former Michigan receiver Oliver Martin, who transferred to Iowa. It was defended by Ambry Thomas.

Keith Duncan made a 22-yard field goal to put the Hawkeyes on the board.

Michigan 10, Iowa 3, 12:18 2nd

Iowa on the move as first quarter ends

Running back Tyler Goodson made a 15-yard reception for a first down to the 35. He then made another catch on second down to the 24.

Senior safety Josh Metellus, who had an earlier interception, went down with an injury, but returned on the next play.

Michigan 10, Iowa 0, end 1st

Patterson INT gives Iowa ball, Stanley gives it back

Geno Stone made an interception of Shea Patterson on a pass intended to Tarik Black. Iowa takes over at their own 39.

Then, Josh Metellus intercepted Nate Stanley

Christian Turner had fumbled the ball on the previous play for Michigan. This is ugly.

Michigan 10, Iowa 0, 5:01 1st

Michigan stalls Iowa, gets fortunate on fumble

Donovan Peoples-Jones fielded the punt inside the 5 but still gave Michigan good field position at the 40. He fumbled, but Michigan recovered.

Michigan forced another punt. Kwity Paye made a big second-down sack to help stall the Iowa drive.

Ihmir Smith-Marsette put Iowa in good position, taking the kickoff return to the 50-yard line.

Michigan 10, Iowa 0, 8:33 1st

Michigan tacks on another score, 10-0

Zach Charbonnet closed out another Michigan scoring drive, this time he tran for a 2-yard touchdown.

Nico Collins continued his strong season with a 51-yard reception on the first play of the drive.

Michigan 10, Iowa 0, 8:33 1st

Michigan takes over after short punt

A short kick and Michigan takes over at their own 30.

Iowa's Nate Stanley completed his first pass of the game, but the drive stalled near midfield.

Michigan 3, Iowa 0, 10:37 1st

Iowa fumble results in Moody 28-yard field

Michigan gained possession once again as Iowa fumbled away the ball on its first possession. Mekhi Sargent coughed it up on a force by Aidan Hutchinson. Ambry Thomas recovered the fumble.

Michigan did not record a first down and settled for a 28-yard field goal by Jake Moody.

Michigan 3, Iowa 0, 12:19 1st

Patterson shaky on first possession

Two Shea Patterson misfires forced Michigan to punt on its first possession. The quarterback threw a second-down screen pass well over Christian Turner's head, then bailed under pressure on third down, for an under throw.

The Wolverines won the toss and elected to receive.

Two Zach Charbonnet runs resulted in a first down.

Michigan 0, Iowa 0, 13:48 1st

Condoleezza Rice serves as honorary captain

We are live from the Big House where Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines brought in a special guest as honorary captain.


Kickoff: Noon Saturday, Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor

TV/radio: Fox/950 AM

Records: No. 14 Iowa 4-0, 1-0 Big Ten; No. 19 Michigan 3-1, 1-1

Line: Michigan by 3


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