Spartans Eager to Shed the Slow Starts


October 9th, 2012 by Jim Field

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State heads into Saturday’s game against Iowa eager to start fast for a change.

The unranked Spartans (4-2, 1-1 Big Ten) have had to rally for three of their four victories and have been outscored 34-20 in the first quarter. The Spartans have allowed just 23 points in the second half all season.

Coach Mark Dantonio said he was disappointed with the slow start against Indiana last week. The Spartans have not won back to back games against Iowa (3-2, 1-0) in 34 years.