Michigan State Vs. Iowa Score: Spartans Strike fast, Up 14-0 Early In The First Quarter

The Iowa Hawkeyes have been dominant at home this season, going 6-0 at Kinnick Stadium. Michigan State is threatening to end the Hawkeyes' perfect home streak, however, taking a 14-0 lead with over eight minutes left in the first quarter.

The Spartans held the Hawkeyes after the game's opening kickoff, forcing an incomplete pass to Marvin McNutt on 3rd-and-7 from the Iowa 38-yard line. A bad punt put the Spartans on their own 36, leading to a methodical drive by MSU highlighted by the run game. Edwin Baker and Le'Veon Bell combined for 36 yards rushing on the drive, which was finally capped by an 8-yard touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins to B.J. Cunningham.

A James Vandenberg interception set up the Spartans' second touchdown, putting Cousins on Iowa's 19-yard line. On 3rd and 8 he found Edwin Baker out of the backfield to give Michigan State a commanding early lead.

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit Michigan State blog The Only Colors and Iowa blog Black Heart Gold Pants. Stay tuned to SB Nation's college football news hub for more. 

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