By Chris Palmquist
IOWA CITY, Iowa—In their biggest challenge of the year thus far, the Iowa Hawkeyes offense was unable to solve the Michigan State defense, as the Spartans won 26-14 Saturday afternoon.
The Hawkeyes were held to just 15 yards in the first quarter and 20 in the third.
Iowa found its rhythm slightly in the second quarter, as Jake Rudock threw a short pass that Damon Bullock turned into a long gain for the first score of the afternoon. Just three minutes later, Rudock found his 6'7" tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz and the Hawkeyes took a 14-10 lead into half time.
The Spartans outscored the Hawkeyes 16-0 after the break and improve to 4-1 (1-0) with the win.
Iowa falls to 4-2 (1-1) in the loss. They are on a bye this week and return to action on October 19 at Ohio State.