In-Game Blog from Big House

Hawkeye Insider Publisher Rob Howe is in the Big House for today's Iowa-Michigan game in Ann Arbor. Follow his live in-game blog right here.

5:50 p.m. - Troy Johnson picks off Forcier. Iowa call second and seven from the Michigan 40.

Heading down to field for interviews.

5:47 p.m. - True Freshman Mike Meyer connects on 30-yard field goal giving Iowa a 38-28 lead with 2:46 remaining in regulation.

5:40 p.m. - Iowa calls timeout with the ball on the Michigan 42. second and nine.

5:34 p.m. - Michigan marches down the field with Forcier rushing in from three yards out. 35-28 Iowa with 6:54 to play in the game.

Luckily for Iowa, Michigan kicker is terrible. Kicks it out of bounds again.

5:25 - Iowa goes three and out. Three running plays by A-Rob with a false start on James Ferentz thrown in for good measure.

5:18 p.m. - Michigan answers with 45-yard TD toss from Forcier to Hemingway to burn Micah Hyde. Iowa DB coach Phil Parker met Hyde as he came off the field and followed him to the bench to continue chewing.

Iowa leads 35-21 with 10:28 to play in regulation.

5:15 p.m. - Oh yeah, Iowa leads 35-14.

5:11 p.m. - Iowa responds with a 60-yard scoring march that takes 4 plays over 1:33. DJK with a 19 scoring catch from Stanzi, the third time the duo hooked up for a score today.

DJK breaks Tim Dwight's record for career yardage by an Iowa player as he raised the mark to 2,275.

5:04 p.m. - Michigan Stephen Hopkins with a two-yard TD run represents the first rushing score allowed by Hawkeyes this season. Iowa hadn't allowed a rushing TD in 24 quarters and was the last team in the country to give one up in 2010.

Iowa still leads 28-14 with 13:10 left in regulation.

4:56 p.m. - Iowa takes a 28-7 lead into the fourth quarter.

Announced crowd of 112,784 starting to thin out.

4:51 p.m. - Iowa travels 63 yards in 5 plays over 2:32. Robinson runs it in from 11 yards to give Iowa a 28-7 lead with 1:50 to play in the third quarter.

Robinson with 94 yards on 19 carries.

4:48 p.m. - Micah Hyde picks off Forcier. Ball brought back to Iowa 37 after personal foul on Shaun Prater during return.

Stanzi hits McNutt on 33 yarder then Rogers for 11. Iowa ball on Michigan 18 with 3:28 in third.

4:43 p.m. - Iowa goes three and out. Two runs up the middle and a long pass attempt from Stanzi to DJK. Derrell has his man beat but the ball was under-thrown and late.

Michigan takes over first and ten at its own 35. Looks like Forcier is staying in the game.

4:38 p.m. - Michigan march stopped by Karl Klug, who crashes down line to force Vincent Smith fumble. Lebron Daniel recovers ball.

Iowa takes over with a first and 10 from its own 14 with 6:54 to go in the third quarter.

Forcier was 4 for 6 on that drive for 33 yards.

4:31 p.m. - Tate Forcier replaces Denard Robinson after the latter was crushed by Mike Daniels on a scramble.

Robinson looks fine. He's not getting treatment; just standing on the sideline.

Forcier had been warming up on the sideline before the Robinson injury. This gave Rich Rod chance to make switch without controversy...for now.

4:25 p.m. - Both teams go three and out on their first drives of the second half.

Michigan starts second drive of second half on their own 15. There's 11:18 to play in the third quarter.

Gettis got the start at RG for Iowa. Looks like he's made a move on freshman Nolan MacMillan.

4:00 p.m. - Iowa heads to the locker room at halftime enjoying a 21-7 lead in Ann Arbor.

Iowa defense came out flat but has held up well since then. Denard Robinson has 93 yards through the air and the same on the ground, but Hawkeyes are stalling Michigan drives.

Iowa's offensive line playing a great game. Gettis was in on two of the three scoring drives.

DJK needs 16 yards to break Dwight's yardage record. He needs seven receptions to catch Kasper.

3:47 p.m. - Iowa goes 48 yards in 9 plays over 4:02 on the scoring drive. Adam Robinson runs it from 4 yards out.

Iowa's line continues to dominate. A-Rob has rushed for 78 yards on 13 carriesand 34 more on three catches.

DJK with 3 receptions for 51 yards and two scores. Stanzi 9 for 14 for 117 and two.

3:35 p.m. - Clayborn blocks 38-yd FG attempt. It was his third blocked kick, second time on a FG attempt.

Michigan players were walking off the field. Sash saw that, picked it up and brought it back to Wolverine 48.

Iowa first and ten with 8:33 left in the second quarter leading 14-7.

3:23 p.m. - Iowa marches 49 yards in 4 plays over 1:25. DJK 31 yard pass from Stanzi. 14-7 Iowa.

Excellent job by Iowa's line. Stanzi has had a lot of time to throw today and A-Rob has run through some big holes.

Stanzi 7 of 11 for 95 and 2 touches.

DJK now needs 23 yards for Dwight's record.

3:18 p.m. - Iowa with a first and 10 at the Michigan 34 after pickoff and 36-yard return by Tyler Sash.

Sash now ranks fourth all-time in interception return yards by a Big Ten player. It was his first of the season and 12th of his career. The Iowa record is 19 held by Mitchell and Kinnick.

3:11 p.m. - Iowa 7, Michigan after one quarter.

DJK needs 53 yards to catch Dwight's all-time yardage mark after he caught the 14-yard score.

Robinson carried 7 times for 45 yards in the first. Stanzi was 5 for 8 for 49 and a score.

Denard Robinson 5 for 6 for 37 and a score. Six carries for 40 more.

3:00 p.m. - Iowa scoring drive goes 84 yard in 9 plays over 4:01 culminating in a 14-yard TD toss from Stanzi to DJK.

Rogers with some nice blocking on the march. Robinson rushed for 53 yards on the drive.

Adam Gettis was on for Nolan MacMillan on that scoring drive.

2:55 p.m. - Iowa gets three and out on D with help of personal foul on Michigan.

Don Shumpert becomes the eighth true freshman to play for Iowa this season. He was in on the punt return team.

2:52 p.m. - Iowa three and out on second series. Bad ball by Stanzi to Sandeman to start series. McNutt drops ball on second down. False start Zusevics. Short completion to Reiser. Punt.

Stanzi is getting time. Iowa needs to take shots down the field.

2:45 - Michigan puts together 4:50, 75-yard scoring drive with Vincent Smith grabbing an 8-yd TD pass from Denard Robinson for a 7-0 lead.

Robinson was 3 for 4 on the drive for 31 yards. Troy Johnson beaten badly on TD.

2:38 p.m. - center David Molk down for Michigan. Came into game with injured ankle.

Iowa three and out on first drive. Hawkeyes running into eight and nine-men fronts. Going to need to throw it.

2:10 p.m. - Don Shumpert - true freshman wide receiver - made the trip to Ann Arbor. He's been redshirting.

Probably nothing to it. Kirk likes to take some tr fr that won't play on road trips to get them acclimated to foreign environments.

It's probably a good sign for Shumpert that he sits in a good position to play next season. Martin-Manley did not make the trip and he's made some noise in practice.

2:06 p.m. - Gimm working in at No. 2 FB with Coker running with No. 2s at RB.

1:59 p.m. - OK. Morse is in warm-ups but looks pretty hobbled. Rogers working with the No. 1s at FB.

Tarpinian not in uniform. Troy Johnson gets the start at MLB.

Ballard getting the start at tackle with Binns at end. Daniels will be coming off the bench today.

1:47 p.m. - It appears Brett Morse is out for this game. He's not in warm-ups and Jake Reisen made the trip.

Paki O'Meara is dressed and participating in warm-ups.

1:35 p.m. - Iowa QBs and some skill players on the field for warm-ups. Jordan Bernstine is back in uniform after missing Penn State game with a leg injury.

DJK, Bernstine, Keenan Davis, Adam Robinson practicing kick returns. Sandeman, Hyde, McNutt and Chaney back receiving punts.

1:17 p.m. - Iowa specialists on the field - Mossbrucker, Meyer, Donahue and Schulze. No Murray.

I've landed in the renovated Michigan Stadium press box here in Ann Arbor. There's about 60 minutes until kickoff. Please check back for updates throughout the pregame and game.


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