Michigan State and Iowa will do battle for the first time since their 2015 Big Ten championship battle at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sept. 30 from Spartan Stadium. The game will be broadcast on FOX.
The Spartans (2-0) and Hawkeyes (3-0) will both look to enter that outing undefeated. For Michigan State, it will take a win over Notre Dame on Saturday, Sept. 23. For Iowa to do so, it would have to beat Penn State at home.
Michigan State and Iowa were ranked No. 4 and No. 5, respectively, for the 2015 Big Ten title game on Dec. 5, 2015. The Spartans secured victory with a 22-play, 82-yard drive that took 9:04 off the clock capped off by an LJ Scott touchdown with 27 seconds remaining. The Spartans landed a College Football Playoff berth with the 16-13 win.
The two teams have not met at Spartan Stadium since 2012, when a 19-16 Iowa win in double overtime gave Coach Kirk Ferentz his 100th win. Michigan State is 4-4 against Iowa during Coach Mark Dantonio’s tenure.