Observations on the first half with Iowa, 7-21!

Iowa converts two red zones into 14 points while Michigan can only convert their two red zones into 7 points. The Hawkeyes score 7 points off one Michigan Turnover. Just like last week, Michigan defense stalls the Iowa offense with two three and outs, but the Hawkeyes adjust, just like Michigan State did, and owned the second quarter.

Denard Robinson was 11 of 16 for 93 yards, but the costly interception really hurt. Robinson gained 93 yards on 17 carrries. Vincent Smith had 6 carries for 24 yards, and caught an 8 yard TD pass. Junior Hemingway has 3 catches for 29 yards. We control the clock with a 4 minute time of possession advantage, but only score once although we had 223 yards of total offense, 12 first downs and were 6 of 11 on 3rd and 4th down conversion. Jeremiha Hunter has 8 tackles for the Hawkeyes.

Defense started well, but looks sick again. Iowa gains 194 total yards, and was 3 of 5 on third down conversions.Ricky Stanzi was 9 of 14 for 118 yards and 2 TDs. Adam Robinson has 77 yards in 13 carries for 1 TD, and Johnson-Koulianos caught both TDs. J.T. Floyd has 4 tackles for the inept defense. Kenny Demens started over Obi Ezeh.

Special Teams were horrid. Broekhuisen has another field goal blocked, and the offensive team looks like a Middle School team and leaves the field while Iowa takes the return down inside the Michigan 50. Will Hagerup had two good punts pinning Iowa inside the 20 twice. Jeremy Gallon had two kickoff returns for 38 yards. The Penalties by Taylor Lewan really hurt us, and our lack of clock management before the half by Coach Rodriquez shows why he'll never win in the Big Ten.

ABC really screwed up by starting the game in the 3rd play after switching from a stupid Central Michigan-Miami-Ohio game that means nothing nationally.

It looks like Iowa is good for at least two more scores; therefore, we'll need 4 scores to attempt to keep up with them. If we don't score on our first drive, I don't like our chances.