Derek Young and Dave Berk take a first look at the Big Ten Championship Game between Iowa and Michigan State.

Derek Young of Hawkeye Insider and Dave Berk of Spartan Digest take their first looks at Saturday's big match-up between Iowa and Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship Game.

We look at how the Michigan State Spartans and Iowa Hawkeyes compare on the stat sheet as the two teams prepare to battle next Saturday night in the Big Ten Championship Game.

Matchup Preview  |  December 5, 2015

#5 Michigan State Spartans
(11-1, Away)
Lucas Oil Stadium #3 Iowa Hawkeyes
(12-0, Home)
Offensive Stats Comparison
401 Scoring 404
264 First Downs 253
1915 Rushing Yards 2444
23 Rushing Touchdowns 35
2878 Passing Yards 2407
26 Passing Touchdowns 14
4793 Total Offense 4851
33:02 Time Of Possession 32:13
85/168 (51%) 3rd Down Conversions 72/163 (44%)
40-47 (85%) Red-Zone Scores 43/49 (88%)
34/47 (72%) Red-Zone Touchdowns 35/49 (71%)
Defensive Stats Comparison
253 Points Per Game 224
215 First Downs 231
1418 Rushing Yards Allowed 1320
14 Rushing Touchdowns Allowed 9
2772 Passing Yards Allowed 2660
17 Passing Touchdowns Allowed 14
4190 Total Offense Allowed 3980
26:58 Time Of Possession Allowed 27:47
58/162 (36%) 3rd Down Conversions 64/180 (36%)
30/35 (86%) Red-Zone Scores Allowed 24/30 (80%)
23/35 (66%) Red-Zone Touchdowns Allowed 16/30 (53%)

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