Game Day Blog - Michigan State

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5:05 - Michigan State on the board with 14:56 left in the fourth quarter. Cousins to Cunningham from three yards out.

Spartans use 8 plays to travel 89 yards in 2:49.

5:00 - Iowa takes 37-0 lead into the fourth quarter.

4:45 - Iowa goes ahead 37-0 with 7:35 to play in the third quarter following a 22-yard TD pass from Stanzi to McNutt and Meyer PAT.

Iowa needs 6 plays to go 61 yards in 6:31.

4:30 - Iowa punts for the first time today. MSU first and 10 from its own 4.

Peterson is playing LB in place of Tyler Nielsen. The Hawkeyes now have reserves at all three LB positions.

4:20 - Johnson-Koulianos still a catch short of breaking Kasper's mark. DJK shut out so far today.

4:05 - We've reached halftime with Iowa holding a 30-0 lead against fifth-ranked and unbeaten Michigan State. Largest margin of victory for Iowa in this series was 41-0 in 1980.

4:00 - Iowa continues beat-down with a 3-yard rushing TD from A-Rob and a PAT from Meyer to make it 30 with 1:01 to play in the first half.

Iowa needs only 4 plays to go 70 yards in 1:40.

3:55 - Marcus Coker in the game to spell Adam Robinson. Takes it six yards on his first carry.

3:50 - Seeing some interesting defensive alignments for Iowa today.

That last series, there was a 3-4-4 thrown in on third and long. Ross Peterson was in at linebacker.

3:40 - Following the Prater pick. Iowa needs only 3 plays to go 42 yards in 1:24. Stanzi 32 yard pass to A-Rob for 32 yard TD. Meyer PAT hits upright. 23-0 Hawkeyes with 7:05 to play in the second quarter.

3:25 - Troy Johnson replaces DiBona on this series. Binns in for Daniels. Ballard moves inside.

3:20 - Iowa moves ahead 17-0 after Sash intercepts ball takes it six yards and laterals it to Hyde who takes it 66 yards for the TD. Meyer with the PAT. :09 left in the first quarter.

3:15 - Iowa employed a 3-4 on that last defensive series with Morris, Nielsen, Tarpinian and Tillison on defense.

3:05 p.m. - Iowa increased lead to 10-0 on a 37-yard field goal from Meyer. The Hawkeye drive = 10 plays, 64 yards, 4:23. Clock at 2:44 left in the first quarter.

2:55 - The Hawkeyes left their defense on the field for the first punt return of the game. Sandeman muffed it and lost a yard.

2:50 - Iowa grabs a 7-0 lead on a three-yard pass from Stanzi to Sandeman and Meyer PAT.

Hawkeye scoring drive lasts 12 plays, goes 80 yards and takes 6:12 off the clock.

2:25 - Iowa defensive coordinator Norm Parker is in the press box today.

Herky is dressed up like Captain America for Halloween.

2:05 - Looks like Dibona and Morris starting with Nielsen at LB. Gettis starting for second week in a row at RG.

Tarpinian is dressed for the first time since the Penn State game. He's wearing a neck roll.

1:53 - Jeremiha Hunter is dressed and participating in stretching exercises.

1:45 p.m. - We're in the press box about 50 minutes from kickoff for Iowa-Michigan State.

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