Iowa tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz (#86) gave Michigan State linebacker Max Bullough (#40) trouble in pass coverage. (Photo: Reese Strickland — USA Today Sports)
BBD Staff Writer: Joseph Curtis
Michigan State and Iowa faced off Oct. 5 in a tough matchup of Big Ten conference foes. The Michigan State defense, which ranks fourth in the nation allowing just 274.38 total yards per game, dominated the Iowa offense until they rallied for two touchdowns just before halftime. Iowa’s momentum was short-lived, however, as they failed to score in the second half and Michigan State came out victorious, 26-14.
Iowa boasted a top running attack coming into the game, averaging 244.4 yards per game on the ground, but were hold to just 23 rushing yards by the Spartans defense.
That Spartans defense has a number of 2014 NFL draft prospects, while Iowa has a couple of players on NFL radars as well.