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10/5/1996 (1996-1997)

Kinnick Stadium [Iowa City, Iowa]

Iowa  vs  Michigan State  Michigan State Iowa Hawkeyes Football vs Michigan State on 10/5/1996 - HawkeyeRecap.com

W     37 - 30 


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Head Coach: Hayden Fry
Attendance: 70,397
Start Time: 11:00 AM CST

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Iowa matched its biggest comeback ever in the Hayden Fry era and one of the biggest in school history. Fresh off the upset loss at Tulsa, they fell behind 17-0 in the first quarter without even a first down. Things got back on track when Matt Sherman found Demo Odems on a 54-yard pass play on 3rd and 22 from the Iowa 10-yard line on the last play of the first quarter. Sherman then hit tightened Chris Knipper on a 35-yarder to cut the margin to 10. The Spartans struck back with a 41-yard touchdown aerial with just over a minute left in the first half. The second half was all Iowa as the defense and special teams took over. Tom Knight intercepted Burke on the third play of the third quarter. Sherman again found Knipper for a nine-yard score to cut the lead to 23-16. The defense held before Tim Dwight broke free on a 46-yard punt return. Sherman hit Sedrick Shaw with a five-yard pass to tie the game at 23. Michigan State answered with an 11-play, 75-yard drive to go ahead 30-23. Iowa countered with two one-yard touchdown runs from Tavian Banks and Michael Burger to seal the come-from-behind win. Defensively, Knight and Damien Robinson had interceptions while Vernon Rollins recorded 10 tackles. Matt Hughes finished with nine tackles and Kerry Cooks had eight. The Spartans were coached by Nick Saban.

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DETAILED TEAM STATS

StatisticsIowaMichigan State
Rushing 1st Downs615
Passing 1st Downs67
Penalty 1st Downs32
Total First Downs1524
Rushing Attempts3952
Rushing Yards138236
Rushing TDs22
Yards per Rush3.54.5
Passes Completed1925
Passes Attempts1012
Pass Completion %190%208.3%
Passing TDs32
Passing Yards177163
Passing Yards per Completion9.36.5
Passing Yards per Attempt17.713.6
Touchdowns54
Total Plays4964
% of Rushing Plays79.6%81.3%
% of Passing Plays20.4%18.8%
Total Offense315399
Yards per Play6.46.2
Lost Fumbles02
Interceptions12
Turnovers14
Penalties39
Penalty Yards3559
Yards per Penalty11.76.6
Possession Time25:2834:32


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