Iowa hosts Michigan State today (10/5)


October 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Hawkeyes look for a 2-0 start to the Big Ten race when they host Michigan State later this (Saturday) morning. As well as the Iowa defense has played in a 4-1 start the Spartan defense has been even better. Michigan State has announced that Connor Cook will start at quarterback. He started the Spartans loss at Notre Dame.

If Iowa has an advantage it may be at quarterback where sophomore Jake Rudock continues to make progress. Michigan state is 3-1, 0-0 in the Big 10.  Iowa has beaten Michigan State twice in double overtime since 2007. The Spartans are 10th in the nation in defense, and they’re the only team allowing less than 20-yards per game. Iowa is 7th in yards allowed. The Hawkeyes are converting on 52.5-percent of their third down chances

Pre-game coverage begins at 9-a.m., on KJAN, with the kick-off at Kinnick Stadium at 11.