Game balls from the Michigan football team's 24-16 loss Saturday to Iowa.
IOWA’S BEST (4):
Michigan struggled to contain Iowa’s three best offensive players: quarterback James Vandenberg
, running back Marcus Coker
and receiver Marvin McNutt
. Vandenberg was steady (14-of-21 passing, 171 yards), Coker solid with 132 yards rushing and two touchdowns and McNutt had a career-high nine receptions for 101 yards.
DENARD ROBINSON (2):
The junior quarterback put Michigan in position to tie the game in the final seconds with a good-looking drive, and he passed for 194 yards and two TDs. But a fumble and a not-his-fault interception were part of his first half, and he was limited to 55 yards rushing.
KENNY DEMENS (3):
The junior linebacker teamed with Jake Ryan
to stop Coker for a 1-yard loss on a third-and-one play, forcing Iowa to punt and giving Michigan a chance for a final drive. Demens also combined to stop Coker on first down on the same fourth-quarter drive. He finished with 11 tackles, two for a loss.
JUNIOR HEMINGWAY (2):
The senior wide receiver dropped a few passes in the first half, but he rallied to lead Michigan with five catches for 64 yards. He was targeted twice in the end zone on Michigan’s last-gasp drive, and he nearly hauled in a touchdown in the back of the end zone.