In what was probably their worst half of football in years, Michigan State dug itself a huge hole against Iowa. The Hawkeyes dominated MSU on offense and defense and lead at halftime by a score of 30-0 as a result.
Iowa opened the game with a 12-play, 80-yard drive that was capped off by a three-yard touchdown pass from Ricky Stanzi to Colin Sanderman. The Hawkeyes added a field goal on the next drive to make it a 10-point game. On MSU's next possession, Kirk Cousins was intercepted by Tyler Sash, who proceeded to pitch the ball to teammate Micah Hyde. Hyde, who actually has a brother on MSU, took the lateral and went 66 yards for a touchdown, making it a 17-0 game after one quarter.
In the second quarter, Michigan State continued to struggle, with Iowa absolutely sticking it to the Spartans. Adam Robinson had a 32-yard touchdown reception following another Cousins interception, and Robinson added a two-yard touchdown with a minute left in the half.
The second half is now underway in Iowa City, and it opened with yet another Kirk Cousins interception. The Hawkeyes are now looking to add to their 30-0 lead and put this game away for good.