Iowa jumped to a 30-0 halftime lead and held on to crush undefeated No. 5 Michigan State 37-6 in the United States Sports Academy’s College Football Game of the Week.
The Hawkeyes threw the Big Ten Conference race into a four-team title chase by jumping off to a 10-0 first-quarter lead before the defense helped begin the rout with a 66-yard interception return for a touchdown. Safety Tyler Sash picked off the pass and pitched the ball to Micah Hyde, who then darted in for the score.
The College Football Game of the Week, voted upon by a national panel of experts, is nominated for the College Football Game of the Year at the end of the regular season.
Daniel Moore, the American Sports Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) 2005 Sport Artist of the Year, is commissioned by the Academy each year to create a painting honoring the selected College Football Game of the Year. The Academy donates the painting to the winning university, along with $5,000 for its general scholarship fund.