The Iowa Hawkeyes are up a spot to 11th in the latest Associated Press top 25. The Hawks are 6-0 after a 30-28 victory over Michigan on Saturday night. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says Michigan came in to play and he says his team played with “great, great effort.”
Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi threw an interception that the Wolverines returned for a touchdown on the second play from scrimmage. It is the third time this season an opponent has taken an errant Stanzi pass back for a score. “It’s unfortunate, it makes the game a little bit tougher certainly,” Ferentz says. But he says he looks at the positive and Stanzi bounced back and leads the team very well.
Tight end Tony Moeaki returned from injury and gave the Iowa offense a big boost. Moeaki caught six passes for 105 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Moeaki says it was a great team win in a great atmosphere.
It was another, close, hard fought victory for the Hawks and Moeaki expects more of the same. Moeaki says every game in the Big Ten is going to be a battle and they have to come out every week.