Iowa vs. Michigan: Live Scores, Analysis and Results

Adam BiggersSenior Analyst IINovember 17, 2012

Michigan 42, Iowa 17 -- final

Denard Robinson didn't start at quarterback for the Michigan Wolverines today against the Iowa Hawkeyes.

But it didn't matter.

Robinson, who suffered ulnar nerve damage in his right elbow three weeks ago against Nebraska, has been missed by the Wolverines' offense and Michigan fans.

However, backup Devin Gardner continues to show that he's more than capable of driving the attack while Robinson recovers.

Gardner accounted for six touchdowns (three rushing, three passing) and 314 passing yards in Michigan's 42-17 victory on Saturday over the Hawkeyes at the Big House in Ann Arbor.

He couldn't be stopped, routinely stretching plays for big gains to receivers Roy Roundtree and Jeremy Gallon. Roundtree had five catches for 83 yards and a touchdown, while Gallon finished with five catches for 133 yards.

Robinson rushed for 98 yards, averaging 7.5 yards per carry during limited action. While he didn't play much, the amount of snaps he saw Saturday came as a surprise. It was reported earlier this week that Robinson may only participate in a few plays, making a "cameo" on Senior Day rather than being a full-on contributor.

Bonus material (yes, you want to read it): Here are 10 things we learned from Michigan's win.

Update: A photo on Twitter (on this blog) appears to show Fitz Toussaint's ankle bent in half -- it doesn't look good at all. He may have broken his ankle (judging by photo).

However, an ESPN sideline reporter stated that Toussaint was checked into a local hospital and was "in good condition."

Follow this blog for updates, commentary and other game-related content.

Follow Bleacher Report's Michigan Wolverines football writer Adam Biggers on Twitter @AdamBiggers81