Iowa at Michigan State Postgame Notes

Sept. 30, 2017



Michigan State (3-1, 1-0) defeated Iowa (3-2, 0-2), 17-10, at Spartan Stadium on Saturday.


Iowa’s last four trips to East Lansing have ended in one-possession games (2-2).



For the second week in a row, LB Josey Jewell tied career highs with 16 tackles and 3 tackles-for-loss. Jewell has 361 career tackles, tying Tom Rusk for eighth all-time. He passed Dave Haight (346), Bob Sanders (348), Matt Hughes (354) on Iowa’s all-time list. Jewell has 16 career games with double-digit tackles.


QB Nate Stanley was 16-for-31 for 197 yards. He has attempted 133 consecutive passes without throwing an interception.


RB Akrum Wadley had one rushing touchdown (9 yards) to raise his career total to 21, 10th all-time. Wadley has 27 career touchdowns and 162 career points, tying Ladell Betts for 16th all-time in scoring Wadley had 17 carries for 30 yards. He has 380 career carries for 2,131 yards, 13th all-time.


WR Matt VandeBerg had three receptions for 31 yards. He has at least one reception on 24 consecutive games played. He has 119 career receptions, 11th all-time. He passed Scott Chandler (117) and Clinton Solomon (118) on Iowa’s all-time receptions list.


TE T.J. Hockenson had three receptions, tying a career high. He had a career-high 46 yards receiving. Hockenson has eight receptions this year (1 touchdown, 7 first downs).


DT Nathan Bazata (8), DL A.J. Epenesa (3), and DB Michael Ojemudia (8) set career highs in tackles. LB Josey Jewell (16) and DE Anthony Nelson (6) tied career highs in tackles. Nelson added a sack, his team-high fourth of the season.



Nine different Hawkeyes caught a pass, including DE A.J. Epenesa, who caught a 15-yard pass from P Colten Rastetter. The completion and reception were career firsts for both.


Iowa won the toss and deferred to the second half. The Hawkeyes have played 232 games under head coach Kirk Ferentz. Iowa has opened the game on offense 179 times (109-70). The Hawkeyes have opened the game on defense 53 times (29-24).


Instant replay was used two times today:

  • Nate Stanley fumble recovered by MSU (confirmed)
  • MSU runner short of line-to-gain (confirmed)



The Hawkeyes host Illinois on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. (CT). The annual Homecoming contest will be televised on BTN.