The Iowa Hawkeyes will still be looking for more offense this week, any offense, as they get set to host Michigan State. The Iowa offense could not stay on the field or take advantage of good field position in a 31-6 loss to a Purdue team that has been struggling on defense. Iowa managed only 77 yards of rushing and just 177 through the air.
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says they couldn’t get into any rhythm in the first half, and that kept up all day. Ferentz says they have four ballgames left and aren’t giving up.
The Hawks host a Spartan team that under first year coach Mark D’Antonio is coming off a 24-17 loss to top ranked Ohio State. Ferentz says Michigan State always has good talent and it will be a tough opponent.
Iowa is 1-4 in the Big Ten and 3-5 overall.