|Here’s a quick comparison of the stats going into Saturday’s game between Iowa and Michigan State. The Hawkeye defense will be tested by Michigan State’s top-25 ranked rushing attack led by the talented Javon Ringer. Here is the full breakdown:|
|Category||Michigan State||NCAA Rank||Iowa||NCAA Rank|
|Pass Eff. Def.||105.47||29||94.24||7|
Iowa still has solid ranks on the defensive side of the ball despite back-to-back losses. Of course, those numbers may be a bit misleading considering the Hawkeyes’ three wins have come against Maine, Florida International, and Iowa State. Not exactly college football's elite. After a season opening loss at California, the Spartans’ have won four straight games and rushed for over 200 yards as a team in all four of those wins.