The first thing that stuck out to me looking at the drive chart was the dominance of Iowa's defense. Michigan State had 6 three-and-outs and 8 drives of less than 10 yards. The Spartans 4 drives that were over 10 yards resulted in 2 interceptions, a turnover on down, and their lone touchdown. Iowa on the other hand, had just 2 three-and-outs and was basically unstoppable until they went more conservative late in the game. Field position also greatly favored the Hawkeyes with an average starting position around their 37 yard-line, while Michigan State average starting position was their 21.
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