Spartans squander chance to upset unbeaten Iowa
Ricky Stanzi connected with Marvin McNutt for a 7-yard touchdown pass as time expired and No. 7 Iowa remained undefeated with a 15-13 victory against Michigan State on Saturday night.
The Hawkeyes are 8-0 for the first time in school history and have sole possession of first place in the Big Ten.
Iowa (4-0 Big Ten) has won 12 straight dating back to last season, the second-longest streak in the nation.
Michigan State (4-4, 3-2) had grabbed a 13-9 lead with 1:37 remaining when Kirk Cousins hit Blair White on a 30-yard touchdown. But the Hawkeyes stormed back with a sharp, game-winning drive led by Stanzi.
Adam Robinson had 109 yards on 27 carries for Iowa.
Cousins completed 16 of 32 passes for 225 yards for Michigan State.