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10/27/2007 (2007-2008)
Kinnick Stadium [Iowa City, Iowa]

Iowa  vs  Michigan State  Michigan State Iowa Hawkeyes Football vs Michigan State on 10/27/2007 -

W    34 - 27 2OT 

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Head Coach: Kirk Ferentz
Attendance: 70,585
Start Time: 11:00 am CST


In a victory that appeared improbable at halftime down 17-3 with very little offense, Iowa scored 17 unanswered points in the second half sparked by a running game that found its groove with a pair of scores by Albert Young. His first touchdown was a 26-yard run untouched, to bring the Hawks back to 17-10. He finished with 179 yards on 34 carries. The second score tied it up at 17-17. Daniel Murray also had two FGs over 40 yards (43 and 47 yards). MSU converted a 4th-and-1 with 1 minute to go, and completed a 40-yard pass with 20 seconds left. Brett Swenson kicked a 29-yard FG with to send the game into OT.

MSU scored first in OT on a short TD run. Jake Christensen threw a 23-yard TD to Paul Chaney Jr. on 2nd-and-20 to tie up the game and send it to a second OT. Iowa scored on a short TD run by Jevon Pugh in their possession. Adrian Clayborn sacked Brian Hoyer on 3rd-and-6 for a loss of 7, and the defense held on 4th down for the win.

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StatisticsIowaMichigan State
Rushing 1st Downs109
Passing 1st Downs213
Penalty 1st Downs11
Total First Downs1323
Rushing Attempts4452
Rushing Yards230160
Rushing TDs33
Yards per Rush5.23.1
Passes Completed525
Passes Attempts1544
Pass Completion %33.3%56.8%
Passing TDs10
Passing Yards53308
Passing Yards per Completion10.612.3
Passing Yards per Attempt3.57.0
Total Plays5996
% of Rushing Plays74.6%54.2%
% of Passing Plays25.4%45.8%
Total Offense283468
Yards per Play4.84.9
Lost Fumbles01
Penalty Yards3476
Yards per Penalty6.810.9
Possession Time

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