Errors plague Iowa in loss to No. 18 Michigan
No. 18 Michigan converted four turnovers into 27 points in a 30-17 victory.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Braylon Edwards caught six passes for 150 yards and a touchdown and No. 18 Michigan turned four turnovers into 27 points in a 30-17 win over Iowa on Saturday.
The Wolverines (3-1, 1-0) won their 23rd consecutive Big Ten opener. They have won 12 straight at home since Iowa handed them their worst loss at Michigan Stadium since 1967.
Ed Hinkel's one-handed, diving TD catch on the opening drive gave the Hawkeyes (2-2, 0-1) their only lead. Hinkel's 10-yard TD midway through the fourth quarter pulled them to 30-17.
Chad Henne was 16-of-26 for 236 yards with a TD and, most importantly for Michigan, no turnovers.
Tate keys Iowa
Iowa first-year starter Drew Tate was 24-of-32 for 270 yards, two TDs, two interceptions and a botched hand-off that led to a fumble.
Michael Hart ran for 99 yards and a TD for the Wolverines. Iowa's Jermelle Lewis was limited to 35 yards on 14 carries.
The Wolverines started the game ranked first in the nation with 14 takeaways and might stay on top after recovering three fumbles and intercepting two passes.
After Michigan cut Iowa's lead to 7-3 midway through the first quarter, the Wolverines scored the rest of their points off turnovers. They would've added another score to the total, but Hart fumbled as he lunged toward the end zone.
Michigan scored two TDs over a 2:07 span of the second quarter to take a 16-7 lead. It went ahead 23-10 late in the third and took a 20-point lead early in the fourth on Grant Mason's interception and 25-yard return.
Michigan cornerback Leon Hall intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble.
No. 15 Purdue 38, Illinois 30
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Kyle Orton passed for 366 yards and four touchdowns, and Taylor Stubblefield caught 11 passes for 115 yards to lead Purdue.
Orton completed 35 of 50 passes and was not intercepted for the third straight game. He had scoring passes of 2, 5 and 34 yards to Stubblefield and 49 yards to Brandon Jones as the Boilermakers (3-0) rolled up 515 yards.
Orton was particularly effective on third down, completing 12 passes for first down yardage, as the Boilermakers (3-0, 1-0) won their eighth straight Big Ten opener.
Jon Beutjer threw three touchdown passes for the Illini (2-2, 0-1), who put themselves in a hole early by fumbling a reverse on the game's first play. Receiver Ade Adeyamo bobbled the handoff from Beutjer and Bobby Iwuchukwu recovered at the 5, leading to a Orton's first TD toss to Stubblefield.
Michigan State 30, Indiana 20
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Michigan State quarterback Drew Stanton ran for 134 yards and two touchdowns in his starting debut.
The Spartans (2-2, 1-0) scored 23 consecutive points in the second half to erase a 20-7 halftime deficit. They won the Old Brass Spittoon for the third straight year and the seventh time in eight games dating to a Michigan State forfeit in 1994.
Indiana (2-2, 0-1) managed just 41 yards of offense in the second half, losing a Big Ten opener for the 13th time in 14 years.
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