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Kenny Demens and Jordan Kovacs
Michigan Football will host Iowa on Saturday afternoon at the Big House. Kick off is scheduled for 12:01pm (EST) and the game will be televised on ESPN. For a complete game preview, click here: Iowa at Michigan. For the Extra Points, read on.
Iowa has won the last 3 games in this series.
Michigan leads the all-time series with a 40-13-4 record.
This one almost didn’t hold up last week: Under Brady Hoke, Michigan is 17-0 when they score 20 points or more. They are 1-5 when they don’t.
Michigan’s defense has not allowed 200 passing yards in a single game this season.
Michigan ranks 1st nationally in passing defense and 11th in total defense.
Brady Hoke has not lost a home game as Michigan’s head coach. He has won all 13 so far.
ESPNs accuscore projects Michigan to win 36-21. Teamrankings.com has the Wolverines winning 34-17 and numberFire likes Michigan to by a final score of 28-19.
In Big Ten play, Michigan ranks first in the conference in scoring defense (15.0 ppg), total defense (280.5 avg.) and pass defense (145.7 avg.).
Devin Gardner is the reigning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week.
Gardner has led the Wolverines to consecutive victories over Minnesota and Northwestern, completing 28-of-47 passes for 520 yards and four scores and carrying the ball 19 times for 68 yards and three touchdowns.
Michigan has 5 players with at least 200 yards receiving this season, including Gardner who has 16 receptions for 266 yards and 4 TDs.
Our Big Ten Football analyst, Chad Godfrey, pointed out to me this week that Michigan has 18 players who have registered a tackle for loss.
Jake Ryan is second in the Big Ten with 12 TFLs.
Brendan Gibbons has connected on 11 straight field goal attempts. That streak, ranks second in school history behind Remy Hamilton, who converted 14-straight field goals in 1996.
Gibbons now has 28 career field goals and needs one more to tie Bob Bergeron for 6th on Michigan’s all-time list.
Dennis Norfleet has 735 kick return yards this season. That is the second best single season total in school history, Darryl Stonum had 1,001 kick return yards during the 2009 season.
Jeremy Gallon leads Michigan in receptions (29), receiving yards (484) and receiving yards per game (48.4).
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This will be the final home game for Michigan’s 23 seniors.
Senior defensive end Craig Roh is tied for 14th on Michigan’s all-time sack list with 10.5 career sacks. He leads the Wolverines with 4.5 sacks this season.
Senior receiver Roy Roundtree is tied with Amani Toomer on Michigan’s all-time receptions list with 143 career catches. Tai Streets is in 7th place with 144 career receptions and David Terrell is 6th with 152.
With 7 more tackles, senior safety Jordan Kovacs will pass Andy Moeller and move into 12th place on Michigan’s career tackle list.
Senior linebacker Kenny Demens has notched double digit tackles in each of the last two games. Demens has played in a team-high 49 career games.
Senior cornerback JT Floyd leads the team with 5 pass break ups.
Senior guard Patrick Omameh has started 39 consecutive games which ranks second on the team behind Craig Roh (48).
Senior defensive tackle Will Campbell leads all defensive linemen on the team with 32 tackles this season.
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Devin Gardner has done a pretty admirable job filling in at quarterback for Denard Robinson the past couple weeks. He led Michigan to a 35-13 drubbing of Minnesota in Minneapolis and then a comeback overtime win against Northwestern at home. There were 112,510 people at Michigan Stadium for last Saturday’s game. It was the most attended football game of the weekend. But according...
Devin Gardner accounted for six touchdowns to help No. 23 Michigan rout Iowa 42-17 Saturday.
The Wolverines (8-3, 6-1 Big Ten) weren't stopped on offense by the hapless Hawkeyes (4-7, 2-5) until Gardner threw an interception early in the fourth quarter.
Gardner threw three touchdowns and ran for three scores. He became the first Michigan quarterback to account for six TDs since...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Devin Gardner is still the quarterback at Michigan at least most of the time.
Gardner was the star of Michigan's 42-17 victory over Iowa, running for three touchdowns and throwing for three more, but Denard Robinson's new role might have been the bigger story.
In a scheme drawn up by offensive coordinator Al Borges, Robinson returned from injury to...
Michigan scored touchdowns on its first six drives and Devin Gardner had a career day as Michigan routed an Iowa team that had beaten it the past three seasons. Denard Robinson played his last game ever in the Big House, and boy was it a good one.
Michigan 42 – Iowa 17
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Michigan has put Denard Robinson back in the starting lineup.
The senior lined up at running back in his final home game and gained 3 yard on a toss sweep the first time the 23rd-ranked Wolverines were on offense Saturday against Iowa.
Devin Gardner made his third straight start at quarterback in place of Robinson, who has been out with nerve damage in his right elbow.
Michigan running back Fitzgerald Toussaint was sent to a hospital for surgery soon after sustaining a serious injury to his left leg.
Coach Brady Hoke declined to give details after the No. 23 Wolverines beat Iowa 42-17 Saturday.
Toussaint's left leg -- between his ankle and knee -- snapped gruesomely as he was tackled by two Hawkeyes on Michigan's first possession and...
Michigan’s starting running back Fitzgerald Toussaint was carted off the field after this apparent ankle injury. It looks like it’s fractured, but I’m sure all Michigan fans, are hoping that it isn’t that severe. We’ll keep you posted as we get more information.
The University of Michigan football program will be featured in a 13-minute segment aired on CBS’ 60 Minutes this Sunday, Nov. 18, at approximately 7:30 p.m. EST, following the networks NFL doubleheader. The feature hosted by Armen Keteyian looks at the business of college football.
Athletic Director Dave Brandon, head football coach Brady Hoke, quarterback Denard Robinson and...
Michigan is still playing for the Big Ten Legends Division title and after a 14 yard run that put the Wolverines inside the Iowa 15 yard line their chances took a big hit as star running back Fitzgerald Toussaint went down hard and funny on that 14 yard run, suffering a nasty injury to his leg:
That injury saw him in air cast and off to the UM Medical Center via ambulance...
The Hawkeyes are playing vanilla football and Michigan has found a way to deal with the injury of Denard Robinson and still get it done. This game seems pretty cut and dry on paper but here are three bold predictions for this game that might surprise you!Michigan loses this game if Robinson playsAll you have to do is look at the 2010 Hawkeyes win over Michigan and know that Iowa...
I came across something this week I thought y'all would like to see and felt it needed to be posted. Also a list of visitors for this week contest against Iowa and a few more reactions from last week's NW game.
Above: Hoke and complany (Morris, Tuley-Tillman, Kugler. And you thought I was talking about the assitants... Image via here
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Devin Gardner accounted for six touchdowns to help No. 23 Michigan rout Iowa 42-17 Saturday.
Michigan senior linebacker Kenny Demens made possibly the biggest hit of his career at the end of last Saturday’s 38-31 overtime victory over Northwestern. Demens talks about the play, and how he has improved as a player on and off the field.
Michigan running back Fitzgerald Toussaint was sent to a
hospital for surgery soon after sustaining a serious injury to his