Iowa City, IA (Sports Network) - Ricky Stanzi threw for 190 yards and three touchdowns, as 18th-ranked Iowa throttled previously unbeaten Michigan State, 37-6, to continue its home dominance over the Spartans at Kinnick Stadium.
The Hawkeyes (6-2, 3-1 Big Ten), looked at as one of the preseason favorites to win the conference, suffered their first Big Ten loss a week ago in a one- point home defeat to Wisconsin. Coming out of the gate with a sense of purpose, Iowa scored 37 points on its home turf before fifth-ranked Michigan State could crack the scoreboard.
The Spartans (8-1, 4-1) came in as the only undefeated team in the conference but instead looked like one of the bottom-feeders. With the loss, the Big Ten standings are a bit jumbled, as four teams have only one loss.
Adam Robinson added two touchdowns -- one rushing and one receiving -- for Iowa, which took full advantage of three turnovers. Its defense also got onto the scoreboard when Micah Hyde took a lateral from Tyler Sash off an interception and went 66 yards for a touchdown.
Kirk Cousins, playing in front of his Iowa season ticket-holding grandparents, couldn't give the Spartans their first win in Iowa City since 1989 after throwing three interceptions. He completed 21-of-29 passes for 198 yards and a touchdown in the loss.