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10/4/1986 (1986-1987)
Spartan Stadium [East Lansing, Michigan]

#11 Iowa  @  #17 Michigan State  Michigan State #11 Iowa Hawkeyes Football @ #17 Michigan State on 10/4/1986 -

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Head Coach: Hayden Fry
Attendance: 75,102


Kenny Sims intercepted a pass in the end zone with 1 minute left to secure the 24-21 win. The Hawks played without starting QB Mark Vlasic, the nation's top-rated passer, and fullback David Hudson, and were replaced by redshirt freshman Tom Poholsky and Richard Bass. Poholsky passed 18 of 29 for 240 yards.

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StatisticsIowaMichigan State
Total First Downs1821
Rushing Attempts4129
Rushing Yards8064
Rushing TDs10
Yards per Rush2.02.2
Passes Completed1823
Passes Attempts2936
Pass Completion %62.1%63.9%
Passing TDs23
Passing Yards240271
Passing Yards per Completion13.311.8
Passing Yards per Attempt8.37.5
Total Plays7065
% of Rushing Plays58.6%44.6%
% of Passing Plays41.4%55.4%
Total Offense320335
Yards per Play4.65.2
Lost Fumbles12
Penalty Yards7760
Yards per Penalty8.612.0
Possession Time34:2225:38

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