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12/5/2015 (2015-2016)
Big Ten Championship Game

Lucas Oil Stadium [Indianapolis, Indiana]

#4 Iowa  vs  #5  Michigan State  Michigan State #4 Iowa Hawkeyes Football vs #5 Michigan State on 12/5/2015 -

L     13 - 16 

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Head Coach: Kirk Ferentz
Attendance: 66,985
Start Time: 7:18 pm CST

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Iowa turned the ball over twice in the first half - a fumble leading to the Spartans first points and an interception in the end zone - but led 6-3. Trailing entering the 4th quarter for the first time all season, the Hawkeyes responded in a big way with an 85-yard touchdown pass from C.J. Beathard to Tevaun Smith that gave Iowa a 13-9 lead with 14:49 remaining. After exchanging punts, Michigan State marched 82 yards in 22 plays and took 9:04 off the clock. The game-winning score came on a 1-yard touchdown run with 27 seconds left.

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StatisticsIowaMichigan State
Rushing 1st Downs59
Passing 1st Downs610
Penalty 1st Downs21
Total First Downs1320
Rushing Attempts2446
Rushing Yards52174
Rushing TDs01
Yards per Rush2.23.8
Passes Completed1816
Passes Attempts2733
Pass Completion %66.7%48.5%
Passing TDs10
Passing Yards216191
Passing Yards per Completion12.011.9
Passing Yards per Attempt8.05.8
Total Plays5179
% of Rushing Plays47.1%58.2%
% of Passing Plays52.9%41.8%
Total Offense268365
Yards per Play5.34.6
Lost Fumbles20
Penalty Yards4580
Yards per Penalty9.010.0
Possession Time

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