Iowa City, Iowa - Under rolling gray skies, the Spartans couldnt weather the Iowa storm on a dreary Saturday in Hawkeye country.
Five turnovers coupled with MSUs worst offensive performance - 249 total yards - the Spartans (3-3 overall, 1-1 Big Ten) extended their losing streak at Kinnick Stadium to 14 years with a 44-16 loss to a talented Iowa squad (6-1, 3-0).
Its really very, very hard to play over the number of turnovers we had and give up big plays like we did, MSU head coach Bobby Williams said.
And unless the Spartans begin to execute like the team expected to come out of the preseason, the forecast for the rest of the season is dismal, as MSU still has to play top-ranked programs Michigan and Penn State.
Obviously, they have an up field battle, ESPN analyst Bob Davie said.