October 5, 2019 / 8:13 PM / 17 days ago

No. 19 Michigan holds off No. 14 Iowa in defensive battle

EditorsNote: resending with minor fixes

Oct 5, 2019; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh before the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan’s defense forced four turnovers and recorded eight sacks as the No. 19 Wolverines handed No. 14 Iowa its first loss of the season 10-3 on Saturday in Ann Arbor, Mich.

The Wolverines scored all of their points in the first quarter and held firm by harassing Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley all afternoon. Stanley, who did not throw an interception in the Hawkeyes’ first four games, was picked off three times. He completed 23 of 42 passes for 260 yards.

Iowa was held to 1 yard rushing on 30 carries, thanks to the eight sacks which cost the Hawkeyes 65 yards. Tyler Goodson caught five passes for 62 yards for Iowa (4-1, 1-1 Big Ten).

Wolverines freshman running back Zach Charbonnet gained 42 yards on 13 carries and scored the game’s only touchdown. Shea Patterson passed for 147 yards, completing 14 of 26 attempts, for the Wolverines (4-1, 2-1).

Iowa took over at its 43 with 1:35 to go and reached the Michigan 44. But Stanley threw three consecutive incomplete passes and was forced to scramble backward on fourth down due to Michigan pressure. He transferred the ball to his left hand and managed to complete a short pass to Goodson, but he couldn’t make it back to the line of scrimmage.

Michigan took one snap to run out the clock.

The Wolverines took a 3-0 lead on Jake Moody’s 28-yard field goal with 12:19 to go in the first quarter. They scored the only touchdown of the game on their next possession when Charbonnet rushed in from 2 yards to cap a 70-yard drive.

Iowa’s score came on a Keith Duncan 22-yard field goal with 12:18 to go in the second quarter.

Lavert Hill intercepted a Stanley pass at the Michigan 4-yard line late in the half to preserve the Wolverines’ advantage.

The total yards were nearly even. Michigan gained 267 to Iowa’s 261.

The Wolverines had 13 tackles for loss. Defensive end Kwity Paye had 2 1/2 sacks.

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