The Iowa Hawkeyes open Big Ten play on the road at 14th ranked MichiganState. The Hawks are 1-2 on the season while the Spartans enter 4-0. Iowacoach Kirk Ferentz says the Spartans have shown early they will be a titlecontender.Ferentz says the Spartans have displayed great balance on offense and he says the Spartan defense has shown no soft spots.Ferentz says the Spartan passing game with quarterback Bill Burke cangenerate big plays.Michigan State coach Nick Saban expects a tough battle against the Hawkeyes.Saban says the Spartans cannot afford to turn it over four times like theydid at Illinois.