Rob Report: Michigan State

Hawkeye Insider Publisher Rob Howe was in East Lansing for Iowa's thrilling 15-13 victory against Michigan State on Saturday. He files this report with a dressed list, an injury report, quotes from the Spartans and more.

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Notes from the Iowa's 15-13 win against Michigan State here on Saturday Night.

All-Dressed Up: Iowa players in uniform for the Michigan State game:

QB - Stanzi, Vandenberg, Wienke,

RB - Wegher, O'Meara, Robinson, Leppert, Morse, Rogers,

WR - Davis, Sandeman, Johnson-Koulianos, McNutt, Kuchel, Nordmann, Stross

TE - Herman, Moeaki, Reisner, Gimm,

OL - Reiff, Zusevics, Ferentz, Bulaga, Gettis, Richardson, Vandervelde, Doering, Haganman, Kuempel, Eubanks. Koeppel

DL - Hundertmark, Binns, Geary, Clayborn, Bigach, Daniels, Klug, Daniel, Ballard, Meade.

LB - Edds, Hunter, Davis, Tarpinian, Angerer, Johnson, Peterson, Nielsen.

DB - Spievey, Sash, Hyde, Nielsen, White, Swanson, Lowe, Rowell, Prater, Greenwood, Conklin, Cato, Herbst, Castillo.

ST - Murray, Mossbrucker, Donahue, Schulze.

Injury Report: Richardson when down in the first half when someone fell on the back of his left leg. It was later announced that he had broken a bone in his left foot.

Greenwood ran into his teammate Sash early in the second half and was carted off the field. He later returned to the sideline in street clothes. Sash said in the postgame that his running mate was OK.

Sandeman took a big hit midway through the fourth quarter and was down on the field for quite a while. He did walk off under his own power. It was believed that he suffered a concussion.

Robinson wore a boot on his lower left leg during postgame interviews. The freshman said that he wasn't too concerned with the injury and would get it checked out when he got back to Iowa City.

Ferentz said that Wegher also was hurt during the game. He returned later. Word is that he added an injured left arm/shoulder to already bruised hand.

Special Teams: Who played on which units against Michigan: State

Kick Return - Wegher, Robinson, Daniels, Leppert, Cato, Tarpinian, Nielsen, Davis, Daniel, O'Meara, Gimm.

Kick Coverage - Murray, Hyde, Nielsen, Lowe, Swanson, Johnson, Nielsen, Davis, N. Nielsen, Cato, Rowell.

Punt Return - Sandeman, Spievey, Sash, Hunter, Angerer, Prater,

Punt Coverage - Donahue, Spievey, Johnson, O'Meara, Edds, Sash, Morse, Lowe, White, Davis, Cato.

Quick Notes:

-Brad Rogers made his first road trip of the season.

-Donahue knocked three of his six punts inside the 20 and averaged 44.7 per kick.

-There were no turnovers in the game.

-Iowa played it's last of three night games this season.

-The Hawkeyes held a slim 4:04 edge in time of possession.

-The two teams combined to go 10 of 29 on third down conversions in a defensive struggle.

-The teams were 6 for 6 in red zone scoring chances.

-Michigan State's Jones led all players with 12 tackles (his average) and Angerer was second and paced the Hawkeyes with nine.

-Clayborn's two sacks moved his total to six on the season.

-Iowa has now won has won its last seven Big Ten games dating back to last year's loss at Illinois.


Michigan State Defensive Coordinator Pat Narduzzi on Iowa's last drive - The last play doesn't bother me as much as one of those plays where the guy came across the middle. Like I said, we'll find out exactly what happened on that play. It may have been a breakdown in coverage or something. I don't know. Give them credit, they got a guy wide open when they couldn't get a guy open all day long."

Michigan State RB Edwin Baker on the final play - Words can't describe what that moment felt like. It came down to the last play and you don't feel in your mind that you're going to lose a football game. It's a tough thing to swallow. We have come together collectively and get our thoughts together and get ready for next week."

Michigan State Head Coach Mark Dantonio on Ware being called for personal foul on Sandeman hit - I think I will leave that up to you people. I think you guys can document it. You can research it and you can look at it in slow motion and question it yourself. I got an explanation, but I do not want to share it."

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