The 48th meeting of the Michigan State Spartans and Iowa Hawkeyes next Saturday, Nov. 7 will kickoff at noon eastern time at Kinnick Stadium. ESPN will be broadcasting the matchup. It will also be MSU’s first trip to Iowa City since 2013.
Iowa and Michigan State are both coming off disappointing week one losses after Michigan State lost to Rutgers at home and Iowa fell to Purdue 24-20 in West Lafeyette. MSU heads to Ann Arbor this Saturday, and Iowa will host Northwestern.
If the Spartans are able to look past the outdated gender-stereotypes of the visitor’s locker room, they will have a shot to tie the all-time series record. Iowa currently holds the narrow edge in the series with 23 wins to MSU’s 22, with two other games ending in ties.
MSU will also have a shot at increasing their all time win streak over the Hawkeyes. Iowa holds that edge after winning five in a row from 1979-1983, with their largest margin of victory in the series occurring during the streak when they left East Lansing after a 41-0 win in 1980. MSU is riding a three game win streak dating back to the 2013 win in Iowa City. Their previous three game win streak that ties their record was from 1973-1975. MSU’s largest margin of victory was in 1966 with a 56-7 win in East Lansing.