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Final

Michigan 21

(7-4, 3-4 Big Ten)

Iowa 24

(7-4, 4-3 Big Ten)

Coverage: BTN

12:00 PM ET, November 23, 2013

Kinnick Stadium, IOWA CITY, IA

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Top Performers

Passing: J. Rudock (IOWA) - 239 YDS, 2 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: M. Weisman (IOWA) - 17 CAR, 88 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: T. Smith (IOWA) - 5 REC, 97 YDS, 1 TD

Iowa rallies from 14 points down to beat Michigan

Associated Press

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Jake Rudock threw for 239 yards and a pair of touchdown passes and Iowa rallied from 14 down to beat Michigan 24-21 Saturday.

A fumble recovery by Anthony Hitchens with 2:12 left sealed it for the Hawkeyes (7-4, 4-3 Big Ten), who also clinched a winning season after going 4-8 in 2012.

Michigan used a pair of Rudock interceptions to race out to a 21-7 halftime lead. But the Hawkeyes held the Wolverines (7-4, 3-4) to just 45 yards in the second half and jumped ahead on a 34-yard field goal by Mike Meyer with 6:02 left.

Devin Gardner drove Michigan to Iowa's 31 before he was stripped by Hitchens. He finished with 98 yards passing and two TDs.

Rudock also threw three interceptions, but he was bailed out by a spectacular effort from Iowa's defense.

Mark Weisman added 88 yards rushing and a touchdown for Iowa, which has won three straight at home over Michigan.

But after 30 minutes, it didn't feel like the Hawkeyes were even close to a victory.

The Hawkeyes desperately needed a spark after a rough first half -- and Tevaun Smith gave it to them with a brilliant 55-yard touchdown catch.

Smith beat four defenders after grabbing a short slant to pull Iowa within 21-14 with 13:35 left in the third quarter.

Rudock threw his third pick later in the quarter, snuffing out a potential scoring drive. But the Hawkeyes eventually tied it up at 21 when Weisman followed up a successful fourth-down conversion by running through Raymon Taylor for a 9-yard TD with 12:11 left.

Iowa's defense kept Michigan from putting together any sort of rally. Meyer's field goal, which was into a stiff wind, wound up being the game winner.

It was believed to be the coldest start in the 84-year history of Kinnick Stadium, with a temperature of 18 degrees and a wind chill near zero. The frigid conditions were in stark contrast to the Aug. 31 opener, when the university set up cooling stations because of a heat index that approached triple digits.

Michigan coach Brady Hoke did his best to help his players ignore the cold, defiantly wearing a short-sleeved polo over a long-sleeve t-shirt.

The Wolverines didn't seem to be bothered by the weather early, as Brennen Beyer intercepted Rudock and returned it seven yards for a touchdown on Iowa's first play from scrimmage.

Rudock tied at 7-all with a 5-yard TD pass to C.J. Fiedorowicz. But he also threw another terrible pick early in the second quarter to give Michigan the ball at the Iowa 28, and Gardner found A.J. Williams for a 2-yard TD pass and give the Wolverines a 14-7 lead.

Michigan didn't even score a touchdown in regulation of last week's 27-19 triple-OT win over Northwestern. The Wolverines had three by halftime on Saturday -- despite gaining just 113 yards -- as Gardner hit Jeremy Gallon for a 9-yard touchdown pass.

Iowa capped a sloppy half by botching the snap on a 36-yard field goal attempt.

But Smith and the Hawkeyes defense kept Iowa in the game long enough to push past the Wolverines, who eventually committed the game-deciding turnover.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MICH
IOWA
1st Downs1021
Total Yards158407
Passing98239
Rushing60168
Penalties2-203-31
3rd Down Conversions4-144-15
4th Down Conversions0-01-3
Turnovers14
Possession26:3533:25

Passing Leaders

MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Gardner13/28983.520
IowaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Rudock19/302398.023

Rushing Leaders

MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Green11232.109
Gardner10121.208
IowaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Weisman17885.2122
Canzeri12504.2012

Receiving Leaders

MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gallon6477.8114
Toussaint4297.3014
IowaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith59719.4155
Fiedorowicz34214.0125

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMICHIOWA
TD13:19Brennen Beyer 7 Yd Interception Return (Brendan Gibbons Kick) 70
TD03:39C.J. Fiedorowicz 5 Yd Pass From Jake Rudock (Mike Meyer Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERMICHIOWA
TD08:31A.J. Williams 2 Yd Pass From Devin Gardner (Brendan Gibbons Kick) 147
TD00:41Jeremy Gallon 9 Yd Pass From Devin Gardner (Brendan Gibbons Kick) 217
THIRD QUARTERMICHIOWA
TD13:35Tevaun Smith 55 Yd Pass From Jake Rudock (Mike Meyer Kick) 2114
FOURTH QUARTERMICHIOWA
TD12:11Mark Weisman 9 Yd Run (Mike Meyer Kick) 2121
FG06:02Mike Meyer 34 Yd 2124

Research Notes

The INT Ret TD by Michigan's Brennen Beyer ("BUY-er") was the 2nd by the Wolverines this season (also Oct. 5 vs MINN) and their 1st against Iowa since 2009. It's the 2nd pick-6 thrown by Iowa this season... Hawkeyes also threw one against FCS Missouri State on Sept. 7

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