The Spartans (8-2, 5-1) had the game that everyone was hoping for but no one wanted to predict, against Iowa (6-4, 3-3) on Saturday.
B.J. Cunningham catches one of his two touchdowns on the day. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
After last year’s humiliating loss in Kinnick Stadium, Michigan State marched into Iowa City in 2011 with a similar goal: win and move a step closer to a Big Ten championship.
In what was easily their best start to a game this season, the Spartans used their 31-point first half to hold of the Hawkeyes and propel themselves to what ended as a 37-21 victory.
This win was the first for the Spartans in Kinnick Stadium since 1989 and put an end to Iowa’s two game winning streak in the series.
Despite seven penalties and a few cases of mishandled snaps, Michigan State played a relatively clean game, giving up no turnovers and executing a very balanced offensive attack.
Le’Veon Bell got the start at running back today, and although he and Edwin Baker did split time, Be...