IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Iowa Hawkeye football team stunned the college football world Saturday night with an improbable upset of the undefeated No. 3 Michigan Wolverines.
The Hawkeyes came into the game against the Wolverines as 21-point underdogs at home. However, the Hawkeyes didn't play like underdogs, especially when it mattered most.
The Hawkeyes fell behind 10-0 early in the game thanks to a special teams miscue. However, the Hawkeyes stormed back getting on the board with a safety after stuffing Michigan in their own end zone. The Hawkeyes added a late touchdown near the end of the first half but missed the two-point conversion attempt and went to the half trailing 10-8.
The Hawkeyes took the lead in the third quarter with a 25-yard field goal but gave the lead right back in the fourth quarter when Michigan hit a field goal making the score 13-11. The Hawkeyes were driving late in the fourth quarter when Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard threw an interception.
The Hawkeyes forced a Michigan punt on the ensuing drive. After Michigan was flagged for grabbing Iowa returner Desmond King's facemask, the Hawkeyes pushed further into field goal range.
With just three seconds left on the clock Hawkeye freshman kicker Keith Duncan hit the game-winning 33-yard field goal to seal the victory.
The victory now makes the Hawkeyes bowl eligible at 6-4. It was the Wolverines' first loss of the season.