Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE
Brady Hoke will try to take down the Iowa Hawkeyes for the first time in his Michigan career this Saturday at the Big House.
Michigan head coach Brady Hoke continues to refer to his senior quarterback Denard Robinson as day-to-day with a nerve injury in his arm, even though the dual-threat weapon has missed each of his team's last two games. Promising junior Devin Gardner will likely make his third straight start under center if Robinson cannot go, as the former four-star prospect from Inkster, Mich., will hope to further strengthen his hold on the team's starting job in 2013.
Still alive for a bid to the Big Ten title game with a Nebraska loss, the Wolverines will take on an Iowa defense that ranks 29th in America with only 22.0 points allowed per game. Although the Hawkeyes enter on a four-game losing skid, they did manage to topple Hoke's Wolverines, 24-16, last season at Kinnick Stadium.
Where: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Game time: 12 p.m. ET
TV channel: ESPN
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