East Lansing, MI – Michigan State showed up in Iowa City, not knowing what to expect, even if they should have.
The Hawkeyes had lost two in a row, so MSU would need to play even better than they did against Michigan.
Unfortunately for Spartan fans, Michigan State fell short, being outplayed in all facets of the game, losing by 42-points.
Spartan Nation publisher Hondo S. Carpenter, Sr., and Spartan Nation senior writer Jon Schopp discuss the results of the in-state rivalry and next week's contest vs. Indiana.
No matter how you look at the game against Iowa, it was ugly, and MSU failed to match the Hawkeyes intensity on the road.
Schopp believes it's going to be an up and down year for Michigan State; he adds the bad loss puts them in a better position to compete with the Hoosiers.
Where do the Spartans go from here?
There's no denying besting Indiana, a team with a star quarterback, ranked inside the top-10 for the first time since 1969, and walking into East Lansing 3-0 will be tough to beat – which is why it's equally as important for MSU to leave Iowa City in their rearview mirrors.
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