A slow start, strong first half and an Iowa team that showed resolve when the Michigan Wolverines fought back in the second half yielded a Hawkeye victory, 38-28. The Hawkeyes appeared in control during the second half, but an injury to starting Michigan quarterback Dennard Robinson brought in 2009 starter, Tate Forcier, and the Wolverines showed new life through Forcier's arm. The Hawkeyes sealed the win with a ball control drive that resulted in a field goal and a ten point lead with only minutes to go. The Iowa defense came up with an interception and the Hawkeyes only had to kill the clock for the fifth win on the season.
Next week the Hawkeyes host Wisconsin in a game televised by ABC beginning at 2:30.