Michigan State and Iowa football play on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Find the time, TV channel and how to watch online information below.
The Hawkeyes hold a 23-21-2 advantage all-time in the series. This game will at least temporarily end a 10-10-1 deadlock at Spartan Stadium. Both Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz (7-7) and Spartans coach Mark Dantonio (4-4) hold .500 records against the other.
Michigan State-Iowa game time, details
Kickoff time: 4:12 p.m. ET
Date: Saturday, Sept. 30
Location: Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, Mich.
Weather: Clear skies with 6 mph wind. It’s expected to be 65 degrees at kickoff.
The line: Michigan State is a 3.5-point favorite.
Over/under: 45 points
Which TV channel is showing Michigan State-Iowa?
Find Fox Sports 2 here. The game is airing there now.
Michigan State vs. Iowa will be broadcast on FOX with play-by-play from Aaron Goldsmith, analysis from Brady Quinn and sideline reporting from Bruce Feldman.
How can I watch Michigan State-Iowa online?
How can I listen to Michigan State-Iowa on the radio?
Michigan State vs. Iowa can be heard on radio over the 39-affiliate Spartan Sports Network, including flagship stations WMMQ-FM (94.9)/WJIM-AM (1240) in Lansing and WJR-AM (760) in Detroit. It is also on Sirius channel 135, XM channel 195 and SiriusXM.com channel 957.
George Blaha will call the game with Jason Strayhorn handling analysis and Seth Newman on the sideline.
Michigan State vs. Iowa, 3 keys to the game
1. Force some turnovers
There’s been plenty of talk about Michigan State’s giveaways, and with good reason. The Spartans have lost six fumbles and thrown two interceptions through three games. But what about how their defense only has two takeaways and no fumble recoveries?
The Spartans must do to other teams what Notre Dame did to them. A strip or an interception can lead to great field position and keep the offense from needing to put together long drive after long drive. It’s the next step for a young group that has been solid in all other areas.
2. Generate a pass rush
Since throwing an interception in the first quarter of Iowa’s season opener, sophomore quarterback Nate Stanley has put up 12 touchdowns through the air without getting picked again. He ranks second in the Big Ten in passing efficiency (164.4).
Michigan State can’t give Stanley time to throw, because when he has it, he’s lethal. And with a season-long rush of 5 yards, he’s not the scrambling type. So if Chris Frey and Andrew Dowell can keep getting into the backfield like they have, the Spartans will be in good shape.
3. Spartan Stadium atmosphere
One week removed from a disappointing loss, the Spartans will have another opportunity in front of the home crowd. Along with that, they will once again appear on national television. Not only is this a chance for fans to show continued support and create an impactful home field advantage, but it will also be another chance to show recruits all over the country an atmosphere in which they might like to play.
The post Michigan State-Iowa: Time, TV channel, watch online for Week 5 (September 30, 2017) game appeared first on Land of 10.