Game time: Noon ET, Saturday Location: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, Iowa. TV: ESPN2 Radio: Spartan Sports Network Online Streaming: WatchESPN.com
MSU opens Big Ten on the road against a team that has given Mark Dantonio fits.
The Spartans are 2-4 against Iowa in the Dantonio era, including a double-overtime loss in 2007, a win in 2008 on a 4th down stop, a loss in 2009 on the final play, a blowout loss in 2010 when ranked No. 5, a win in Iowa City and a double-overtime loss in a monsoon last season.
Vegas has this basically as a toss-up. Rexrode called it one of the biggest games in the Dantonio era, and I have to agree.
I'm also using a lot of word play and dubbing this game "LOL-a-punt-lose-za." Get it? Shut up.