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10/13/2001 (2001-2002)

Spartan Stadium [East Lansing, Michigan]

Iowa  @  Michigan State  Michigan State Iowa Hawkeyes Football @ Michigan State on 10/13/2001 -

L     28 - 31 

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Head Coach: Kirk Ferentz
Attendance: 73,680
Start Time: 11:00 am CST
Pregame Notes from Sports Information


The Hawkeyes struggled defensively at the outset of the game against the Spartans, allowing them to score on their first three possessions. However, the Hawkeyes found themselves down by just seven, 28-21, heading into the locker room at halftime after Iowa's offense capitalized on senior Tim podge's blocked punt with less than two minutes remaining in the second quarter. With a minute left, the Hawkeyes trailing by 10, Iowa went 58 yards in six plays for a touchdown capped off by McCann's second rushing score of the afternoon. But six seconds on the clock didn't allow Iowa many options. The Spartans snagged the onside kick attempt to seal the victory.

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StatisticsIowaMichigan State
Rushing 1st Downs86
Passing 1st Downs138
Penalty 1st Downs11
Total First Downs2215
Rushing Attempts3539
Rushing Yards14490
Rushing TDs31
Yards per Rush4.12.3
Passes Completed2214
Passes Attempts4122
Pass Completion %53.7%63.6%
Passing TDs12
Passing Yards220179
Passing Yards per Completion10.012.8
Passing Yards per Attempt5.48.1
Total Plays7661
% of Rushing Plays46.1%63.9%
% of Passing Plays53.9%36.1%
Total Offense364269
Yards per Play4.84.4
Lost Fumbles02
Penalty Yards6358
Yards per Penalty5.77.3
Possession Time

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