Iowa City, IA – Kirk Cousins had three touchdowns passes, all 21.
Cousins threw touchdown passes to B.J. Cunningham and Edwin Baker for a 14-0 lead in the first quarter, then hit Cunningham again before halftime for a 31-7 advantage at the break.
He finished 18-of-31 for 260 yards for the Spartans (8-2, 5-1 Big Ten) and Le'Veon Bell rushed for 112 yards, including a 25-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.
James Vandenberg was 22-of-47 for 262 yards, two touchdowns and an interception for the Hawkeyes (6-4, 3-3) while Marcus Coker also rushed for a score in the loss.