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Hawks look to slow down Michigan's Robinson

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After the bye week, no time to ease your way back into things if you're a member of the 15th ranked Iowa Hawkeyes. The defense will have to prepare for one the most explosive players in the country, in Denard Robinson of Michigan. 

Statistically, the Hawks have the stingiest defense in the country....this week, they're task is to figure out how to keep dual threat quarterback Denard Robinson out of the end zone.

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz said, "He (Robinson) puts pressure on you because you may think he's going to run it and then he pulls up and throws it down the field. "

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Tyler Sash- Hawkeye safety, ''You get a good pass rush on him and he's elusive enough where he can run around in the pocket and throws down field, so we're going to have our work cut out for us.''

There are lessons to be learned from lMichigan's loss last week against Michigan State, where Robinson threw three interceptions and was held under 100 yards on the ground.

Tyler Nielsen, Hawkeye linebacker said, ''Michigan State got to the ball well and flew around and we're going to have to do the same. We're going to have to keep him contained for the most part and not let him get the big play on us.''

But in the end the best defense, may be keeping Denard on the sidelines.

Julian Vandervelde, Hawkeye offensive lineman stated, ''The key for us is going to be to keep him off the field as much as possible. 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The Hawks will look for win number five on the season at a place they haven't fared too well over the years. Iowa has lost 8 of its last 11 at Michigan stadium, and hasn't won there since 2002...

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