Post-Game Notes: Iowa
Oct. 13, 2012
Iowa now leads the all-time series against Michigan State, 23-19-2, including a 10-10-1 record in games played in East Lansing, Mich. The Hawkeyes have won 10 of the last 15 meetings, including two in a row in Spartan Stadium (games decided by a combined total of five points).
Michigan State now has a 5-5 record in 10 overtime games, including an 0-2 record against Iowa. Today's 19-16 loss ended MSU's three-game winning streak in overtime games. The Spartans' last overtime loss also came at Iowa, 34-27 (2 OT), in 2007.
Michigan State is now 63-31-3 in 97 Homecoming games, including a 6-2 record against Iowa. Today's double-overtime loss ended MSU's five-game Homecoming winning streak.
The Spartans lost today's game despite outrushing Iowa, 149-123. Under Mark Dantonio, Michigan State is now 37-9 when outrushing its opponent, including a 21-2 record since 2010.
Le'Veon Bell recorded his fourth 100-yard rushing game of the 2012 season and eighth of his career, with 29 carries for 140 yards against Iowa. It marked Bell's second-straight 100-yard rushing game against the Hawkeyes (20 rushes for 112 yards in 2011). His 14-yard touchdown run in the first quarter marked the 29th of his career, as he moved into a tie for sixth (T.J. Duckett, 1999-2001) on MSU's all-time list.
Aaron Burbridge led the Spartans in receiving for the second-straight week, with five receptions for 89 yards against Iowa. Over the last two games, Burbridge has 13 catches for 223 yards (111.5 ypg.).His season-long 38-yard grab in the second quarter helped set up Dan Conroy's 24-yard field goal that gave MSU a 10-0 lead.
Greg Castillo's game-ending pick ended Andrew Maxwell's streak of 233 pass attempts without an interception. Maxwell had not thrown an interception since the first half of the season opener against Boise State.
Denicos Allen recorded a career-high 13 tackles along with his first career interception against Iowa. Allen's interception came off a deflection by William Gholston and set up MSU's only touchdown, a 14-yard run by Le'Veon Bell early in the first quarter.
Max Bullough reached double figures in tackles for the second time in 2012 and fourth time in his career, with 11 stops against Iowa. Over his last four games, Bullough has produced 41 tackles (10.3 per game).
In his first career start, Taiwan Jones posted a career-best 10 tackles against Iowa. His previous single-game came in last week's game at Indiana: four stops. Jones also was credited with a 1-yard tackle for loss, a pass break-up and quarterback hurry.
In his first career start, Kurtis Drummond registered a career-high four tackles against Iowa.
Dan Conroy went a perfect 3-for-3 on field-goal attempts against Iowa, converting kicks from 24, 22 and 24 yards. With three made kicks, Conroy moved into a tie for fifth (Paul Edinger, 1996-99) on MSU's all-time list with 46 career field goals. He accounted for 10 points against the Hawkeyes and moved into eighth place on MSU's all-time scoring list with 246 career points. Conroy has converted his last six field-goal attempts (over a three-game span).
With 68 yards on two runbacks against Iowa, Nick Hill moved into fifth place on MSU's all-time list with 1,400 career kickoff return yards.