The Hawkeye wrestling team needed a bounce back performance after suffering its first loss of the season last weekend.
Scoring bonus points in five of the 10 matches is about as good as Iowa head coach Tom Brands could ask for Friday night as No. 4 Iowa blasted 18th ranked Michigan 33-10 at the Cliff Keen Arena in Ann Arbor, Mich.
It was Iowa’s sixth straight win over the Wolverines.
"I like bonus points," said Brands. "We need to keep it going in some places and create separation in others."
Second-ranked Tony Ramos scored a pin at 133, No. 11 Ethen Lofthouse and No. 1 Derek St. John each tallied a technical fall at 184 and 157, respectively, and No. 9 Mark Ballweg and No. 6 Mike Evans each scored major decisions at 141 and 176, respectively.
All in all, the Hawkeyes only lost one contested match – a major decision at 149 – and gave up the final six points when they forfeited the heavyweight bout.
The Hawkeyes owned a 33-2 takedown advantage against the Wolverines. The win improves Iowa's record to 13-1 overall and 3-0 in the Big Ten.
Top-ranked Matt McDonough began the dual with an 8-2 win over No. 19 Sean Boyle and then Ramos scored the pin and Ballweg tallied the major decision for the 13-0 lead.
McDonough has now won 39 straight matches, while Ramos also remained unbeaten this season. Both Ramos and St. John are now 14-0 this season. St. John also has a team-high three technical falls.
Ballweg (141) had to erase a 5-0 deficit to improve to 13-1 and register his team-best eighth major decision.
It was the sixth time this season that McDonough has beaten a ranked opponent. He is 6-0 in that situation.
Iowa got a big win from freshman Nathan Burak at 197. Burak earned his second win of the season over a ranked opponent with a 5-2 win over No. 19 Max Huntley. The Hawkeye freshman used two second-period takedowns and opened the third with an escape to improve to 2-1 in conference duals.
Michigan (6-4, 0-3) earned its lone head-to-head victory at 149 pounds, where No. 11 Eric Grajales scored a major decision over Brody Grothus.
The Hawkeyes return to the mat Sunday at Michigan State. The Spartans hosts Iowa at Jenison Field House beginning at 1 p.m.