Michigan 42 – Iowa 17
At first glance: Michigan handled their business at home, putting Iowa away behind a strong performance from Devin Gardner at QB.
Turning point: When Gardner hooked up with his RB Vincent Smith on a 18 yard TD pass to put Michigan up 28-10 with 40 seconds left in the 1st half, Iowa never looked like the were coming back.
Key Stat: Michigan had 6 different players who took a handoff leading to a constantly fresh rushing attack and a 5.1 yard/rush average.
Point of Interest: Robinson was back on the field but not at QB. He started at running back and operated from various packages. Maybe a glimpse of things to come as he doesn’t really project to being a QB at the next level.
Player of the Game: Devin Gardner. 3 TDs and 314 yards through the air really helped Michigan break their senior day losing streak.
My prediction: Picked the winner, just a little higher scoring that I thought it would be.
What this win means: The seniors go out with a win for the first time in three years and they are still in position to take the Legends division if Nebraska slip up.
Up next: @ Ohio State. After Wisconsin gave the Buckeyes a scare, the Wolverines will look to go one better and knock of the undefeated team.
What this loss means: Bottom of the Legends division and no bowl bids.
Up next: #14 Nebraska. If Iowa decide to pull the upset of the Cornhuskers off on senior day it could make their season look a little better.