L.J. Scott gave Michigan State a late lead over Iowa with a one-yard touchdown.
Scott fought his way into the end zone, stretching the ball over the goal line for a score on third down with less than 30 seconds to go to give the Spartans a 16–13 lead over Iowa.
The touchdown capped a 22-play, 82-yard drive by the Spartans. The drive took up more than half of the fourth quarter, and included a clutch fourth-and-two conversion from quarterback Connor Cook.
The loss was Iowa’s first of the season. Both teams finish the regular season at 12–1.