Cousins' miscues put Spartans in big hole

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Kirk Cousins has been a model of consistency through Michigan State's first eight games, throwing only four interceptions in 212 pass attempts.

But he looks rattled so far today.

Cousins threw his second ugly-looking interception of the second quarter, and Iowa once again capitalized for a touchdown to go up 23-0. The Michigan State junior just isn't getting enough velocity on his throws, and Iowa's defensive backs are making fairly easy plays for the interceptions.

Iowa running back Adam Robinson, meanwhile, continues to have a huge first half, doing it all for the home squad. His 32-yard touchdown catch marked the first of his career. Ricky Stanzi made an outstanding throw and continues to put up big numbers for the Hawkeyes.

It'll be tough to see MSU dig out of this hole on the road against a hungry Hawkeyes team.