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Fast start lifts Michigan State to 17-10 win over Iowa

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Joe Bachie wasn't sure if it was an interception or a fumble recovery.

''I just knew I'd caught it,'' the Michigan State linebacker said.

Bachie came diving in and gathered the ball out of midair, giving the Spartans a crucial turnover in the third quarter of their 17-10 win over Iowa on Saturday. That play - it went down officially as a fumble - ended the most promising drive of the second half for the Hawkeyes, and Michigan State held on to win.

Brian Lewerke threw two touchdown passes to Felton Davis in the first quarter, and the Spartans (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) forced two crucial turnovers in the third. Iowa (3-2, 0-2) managed only 19 yards rushing and has now lost its first two conference games for the first time since 2008.

Davis surpassed his career high in receptions before halftime and finished with nine for 114 yards. His touchdown catches of 22 and 6 yards gave Michigan State a 14-0 lead, and that was enough for the Spartans to come away with an important home victory.

''I think the defense was incredible today,'' Lewerke said. ''They stepped up when we needed them, when the offense wasn't finishing drives like we needed to. So I think they definitely were the better of the two today.''

Akrum Wadley scored for Iowa on a 9-yard run in the second quarter, but he was held to 30 yards on 17 carries.

''It's a frustrating and very disappointing loss for our football team,'' Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz said. ''I thought we had a solid week of preparation getting ready for this ballgame - then simply didn't show up in all areas.''

The Hawkeyes trailed 17-7 at halftime but were on the verge of scoring on the first drive of the third quarter. After a successful fake field goal, Iowa was inside the 10-yard line, but quarterback Nate Stanley had the ball slip out of his hand as he began a throwing motion, and Bachie caught it out of the air.

Brandon Smith fumbled the ball away in Michigan State territory on Iowa's next possession.

''Anytime you turn the ball over it's not a good thing,'' Iowa receiver Matt Vandeberg said. ''We harp on ball security and we want to make sure when we have it that it stays ours. So when that stuff happens, it not only takes away points, you put your defense in a rough spot.''

The Spartans held on at the end after Lewerke scrambled for a first down on third-and-12 with under 4:00 to play. By the time Iowa got the ball again, the Hawkeyes were back at their own 16 with 45 seconds remaining.

THE TAKEAWAY

Iowa: The Hawkeyes lost to Penn State on the final play last weekend, but they were outgained badly in that game, and their inability to move the ball against Michigan State is cause for concern. The last time Iowa started 0-2 in Big Ten play, the Hawkeyes did rebound quickly, winning five of their final six conference games.

Michigan State: The Spartans have already matched last season's win total, and this victory gives them a solid chance to go to a bowl. They still have some issues offensively, though. The running game was substandard against Iowa and prevented Michigan State from putting the game out of reach earlier.

FIELD POSITION

Michigan State's Jake Hartbarger put all five of his punts inside the 20, helping the Spartans hold Iowa at bay.

''He can punt very, very well. He knows that, and he's in rhythm,'' coach Mark Dantonio said. ''Sometimes we're outpunting the coverage, but we've had great coverage at this point as well.''

BOUNCES

The game may have turned on two plays near the end zone. Stanley lost his fumble in the third quarter. Back in the first, Michigan State's Matt Sokol fumbled but was able to recover at the Iowa 6, immediately before Davis' second touchdown.

The Spartans had lost six fumbles through their first three games.

UP NEXT

Iowa: The Hawkeyes host Illinois next Saturday.

Michigan State: The Spartans head to Ann Arbor for a Saturday night game against rival Michigan. The Wolverines were idle this weekend.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 9:08
91-M.Recinos 43 yards Field Goal is Good.
9
plays
55
yds
04:56
pos
10
17
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:43
4-M.Coghlin 38 yards Field Goal is Good.
6
plays
16
yds
02:50
pos
7
17
Point After TD 12:15
91-M.Recinos extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
14
Touchdown 12:15
25-A.Wadley runs 9 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
72
yds
01:54
pos
6
14
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:11
4-M.Coghlin extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
14
Touchdown 2:11
14-B.Lewerke complete to 18-F.Davis. 18-F.Davis runs 6 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
54
yds
04:08
pos
0
13
Point After TD 11:50
4-M.Coghlin extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 11:50
14-B.Lewerke complete to 18-F.Davis. 18-F.Davis runs 22 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
75
yds
03:10
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 12 19
Rushing 2 4
Passing 9 12
Penalty 1 3
3rd Down Conv 4-14 5-14
4th Down Conv 1-1 1-2
Total Net Yards 212 297
Total Plays 57 68
Avg Gain 3.7 4.4
Net Yards Rushing 19 88
Rush Attempts 25 40
Avg Rush Yards 0.8 2.2
Net Yards Passing 193 209
Comp. - Att. 17-32 18-28
Yards Per Pass 6.0 7.5
Sacked - Yards Lost 3-19 2-3
Penalties - Yards 7-47 9-65
Touchdowns 1 2
Rushing TDs 1 0
Passing TDs 0 2
Other 0 0
Turnovers 2 1
Fumbles - Lost 2-2 1-1
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 6-37.8 5-38.6
Return Yards 78 44
Punts - Returns 0-0 3-19
Kickoffs - Returns 4-78 1-25
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 2/2 3/4
Extra Points 1/1 2/2
Field Goals 1/1 1/2
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Iowa 3-2 070310
Michigan State 3-1 1430017
193 PASS YDS 209
19 RUSH YDS 88
212 TOTAL YDS 297
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
N. Stanley 4 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
51.6% 197 0 0 105.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
58.8% 1043 12 1 150.9
N. Stanley 16/31 197 0 0
C. Rastetter 7 P
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 15 0 0 226.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 15 0 0 226.0
C. Rastetter 1/1 15 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
A. Wadley 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
17 30 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
96 368 3
A. Wadley 17 30 1 9
I. Kelly-Martin 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
12 72 2
I. Kelly-Martin 1 -2 0 -2
N. Stanley 4 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 -7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
18 -31 0
N. Stanley 6 -7 0 8
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
T. Hockenson 38 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 46 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 116 1
T. Hockenson 3 46 0 22
N. Easley 84 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 33 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
20 222 3
N. Easley 2 33 0 32
M. VandeBerg 89 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 31 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
13 138 1
M. VandeBerg 3 31 0 16
I. Smith-Marsette 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 31 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 104 2
I. Smith-Marsette 1 31 0 31
N. Fant 87 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 21 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 123 3
N. Fant 2 21 0 11
A. Wadley 25 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 17 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
13 244 2
A. Wadley 3 17 0 6
A. Epenesa 94 DE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 15 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 15 0
A. Epenesa 1 15 0 15
I. Kelly-Martin 21 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 10 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 22 0
I. Kelly-Martin 1 10 0 10
B. Smith 12 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 10 0
B. Smith 1 8 0 8
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Jewell 43 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
11-5 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-5 1 0.5
J. Jewell 11-5 0.5 0
M. Ojemudia 11 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 0.0
M. Ojemudia 7-1 0.0 0
A. Nelson 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-3 0 3.5
A. Nelson 4-2 1.0 0
A. Hooker 27 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-2 0 0.0
A. Hooker 4-1 0.0 0
M. Taylor 19 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-1 0 0.0
M. Taylor 4-0 0.0 0
N. Bazata 99 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-5 0 0.5
N. Bazata 4-4 0.5 0
B. Niemann 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
B. Niemann 2-0 0.0 0
B. Bower 41 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-1 0 0.0
B. Bower 2-1 0.0 0
J. Jackson 15 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 2 0.0
J. Jackson 2-0 0.0 0
A. Epenesa 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
A. Epenesa 2-1 0.0 0
M. Nelson 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
M. Nelson 1-0 0.0 0
P. Hesse 40 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 1 0.0
P. Hesse 1-1 0.0 0
M. Hankins 8 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Hankins 1-0 0.0 0
C. Lattimore 95 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.5
C. Lattimore 0-1 0.0 0
S. Brincks 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
S. Brincks 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Recinos 91 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 1/1
SEASON FG XP
4/5 14/14
M. Recinos 1/1 43 1/1 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Rastetter 7 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 37.8 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
25 39.7 1
C. Rastetter 6 37.8 1 49
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
I. Kelly-Martin 21 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 28.0 35 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
9 22.9 35 0
I. Kelly-Martin 2 28.0 35 0
A. Kelly 46 FB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 7.0 7 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 7.0 7 0
A. Kelly 1 7.0 7 0
A. Jones 52 LB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 15.0 15 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 15.0 15 0
A. Jones 1 15.0 15 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Lewerke 14 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.3% 212 2 0 151.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63.2% 963 8 2 140.8
B. Lewerke 18/28 212 2 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
B. Lewerke 14 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 42 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
38 248 2
B. Lewerke 12 42 0 15
L. Scott 3 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 28 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
58 214 1
L. Scott 14 28 0 9
H. Rison 5 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 7 0
H. Rison 1 9 0 9
G. Holmes 24 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
27 105 0
G. Holmes 4 8 0 3
M. London 28 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
28 96 1
M. London 6 4 0 3
D. Stewart Jr. 25 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 101 0
D. Stewart Jr. 2 1 0 4
Ma. Sokol 81 TE
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 -4 0
Ma. Sokol 1 -4 0 0
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
F. Davis III 18 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
9 114 2
SEASON REC YDS TD
21 256 4
F. Davis III 9 114 2 31
Ma. Sokol 81 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 24 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 107 1
Ma. Sokol 2 24 0 18
L. Nelson 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 23 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 28 0
L. Nelson 1 23 0 23
C. White 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 17 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 50 0
C. White 1 17 0 17
D. Stewart Jr. 25 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 11 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
17 170 1
D. Stewart Jr. 2 11 0 8
T. Jackson 86 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 11 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 121 0
T. Jackson 1 11 0 11
C. Chambers 21 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 10 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 54 0
C. Chambers 1 10 0 10
L. Scott 3 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 30 1
L. Scott 1 2 0 2
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Bachie 35 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 1.0
J. Bachie 6-3 1.0 0
C. Frey 23 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 1.0
C. Frey 4-1 0.0 0
R. Williams 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
R. Williams 3-1 0.0 0
J. Scott 22 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
J. Scott 3-0 0.0 0
R. Bowers 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
R. Bowers 2-0 0.0 0
K. Willis 27 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 1.0
K. Willis 2-2 1.0 0
J. Layne 2 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Layne 2-0 0.0 0
D. Cooper 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
D. Cooper 2-0 1.0 0
A. Simmons 34 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
A. Simmons 2-0 0.0 0
T. Person 24 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
T. Person 2-0 0.0 0
M. Panasiuk 72 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Panasiuk 1-0 0.0 0
A. Dowell 5 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-4 0 0.0
A. Dowell 1-4 0.0 0
D. Dowell 6 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
D. Dowell 1-1 0.0 0
B. Randle 26 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
B. Randle 1-1 0.0 0
N. Jones 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
N. Jones 1-0 0.0 0
K. Willekes 48 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
K. Willekes 1-1 0.0 0
G. Owens 41 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
G. Owens 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Coghlin 4 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/2 2/2
SEASON FG XP
2/3 12/12
M. Coghlin 1/2 38 2/2 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Hartbarger 25 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 38.6 5
SEASON NO AVG IN20
20 43.3 5
J. Hartbarger 5 38.6 5 50
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Welch 88 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 25.0 25 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 26.0 25 0
A. Welch 1 25.0 25 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
L. Nelson 13 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 9.5 11 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 9.3 11 0
L. Nelson 2 9.5 11 0
D. Stewart Jr. 25 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 3.3 0 0
D. Stewart Jr. 1 0.0 0 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:42 IOWA 37 2:08 5 8 Punt
7:51 IOWA 9 1:32 3 -3 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
2:06 IOWA 28 1:54 11 72 TD
7:04 IOWA 9 1:06 3 1 Punt
5:08 IOWA 8 1:35 4 -5 Punt
0:37 IOWA 40 0:32 3 1 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:57 IOWA 31 5:14 12 62 Fumble
5:14 IOWA 30 2:31 5 32 Fumble
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:04 IOWA 30 4:56 9 45 FG
4:39 IOWA 7 0:49 3 5 Punt
0:45 IOWA 16 0:43 4 -8 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 MICHST 25 3:10 7 75 TD
9:34 MICHST 26 1:43 4 21 Punt
6:19 IOWA 31 4:08 11 31 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:15 MICHST 25 5:11 8 30 Punt
5:58 IOWA 42 0:50 3 2 Punt
3:33 IOWA 36 2:50 6 16 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:43 MICHST 7 4:29 11 53 Downs
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
2:43 MICHST 41 2:09 8 29 FG Miss
9:01 MICHST 27 4:22 8 33 Punt
3:50 MICHST 48 3:05 9 -5 Punt