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Saturday Big Ten

Saturday Big Ten

Michigan State vs. Iowa, 10/05/2013 12:00 EDT, Score: 26 - 14

Point Spread: 0/-110 Iowa

Sportsbook: BookMaker

Result: Loss

10 Unit Play. #316 Take Iowa Hawkeyes over Michigan State Spartans (Saturday 12 pm ESPN 2) Top College Play of the Weekend. Many people believed that Kirk Ferentz would be shown the door after their opening loss of the season to Northern Illinois, but the Hawkeyes have rebounded nicely winning four straight games including two against BCS Conference teams. What this play comes down to is that Iowa has a much better offense than does Michigan State. As we saw last week with USC, sooner or later the defense will cave in when playing good teams and in order for Michigan State to be successful they must be able to move the football on offense. Had the Michigan State offense done anything against Notre Dame they would have won that game but that was not the case. This team is just lost without Le’Veon Bell and they simply cannot score enough points to win this game against Iowa. Iowa has a strong defense as well giving up just 15 points per game and they are running the football for over 240 yards per game. Iowa went into Michigan State last year and beat a much better team in overtime. In fact Iowa has covered 9 of their last 11 games against Michigan State. Iowa is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a victory. The Hawkeyes move to 5-1 on the season and 2-0 in Big 10 play.


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