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How to watch Michigan State vs Iowa: Time, TV/live stream, key storylines for Week 5 matchup

The Michigan State Spartans (2-2) face the Iowa Hawkeyes (3-1) tonight, Saturday September 30th on NBC and Peacock. Live coverage kicks off at 7:00 PM ET with NBC Sports’ B1G College Countdown show. See below for additional information on how to watch and live stream the Michigan State vs Iowa Hawkeyes Big 10 Football game.

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Michigan State:

The Michigan State Spartans are coming off their second straight loss of the season after falling 31-9 at home to the Maryland Terrapins last Saturday. It was the team’s second game without head coach Mel Tucker who was fired on Wednesday amid allegations that he sexually harassed a sexual assault awareness activist last year.

Tucker was in the third year of a $95 million, 10-year contract that has since been terminated for “acknowledging actions that subjected the institution to ridicule, breaching his contract and moral turpitude.”

Harlon Barnett, MSU’s secondary coach who is also a former Spartan’s DB, is acting as head coach.

Michigan State’s defense has struggled significantly over the last two weeks giving up 72 points combined over the last two games.

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Iowa State:

The Hawkeyes are coming off their first loss of the season last week against Penn State where they were shutout 31-0 on the road. The future of Iowa’s offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz’s contract, will be determined by the Hawkeyes productivity in the end zone this season.

Based on Ferentz’s restructured one year deal that was signed this season, Iowa must score at least 25 points per game and win at least 7 games this year, otherwise Ferentz’s contract will be terminated in June 2024.

If the Hawkeyes are able to achieve the two objectives, Ferentz’s contract will return to the two-year rolling cycle. Iowa is currently averaging 21.3 points per game.

MSU, Iowa need to win for Different Reasons:

MSU, Iowa need to win for different reasons
Noah Eagle and Todd Blackledge preview the Week 5 matchup between Michigan State and Iowa, including why the road environment may be good for the Spartans and the opportunity the Hawkeyes have at home to bounce back.

How to watch Michigan State Spartans vs Iowa Hawkeyes:

  • When: Today, Saturday, September 30
  • Where: Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Time: 7:30 PM; Live coverage begins at 7:00 PM ET with B1G College Countdown
  • TV Channel: NBC
  • Live Stream: Peacock

How can I watch Big Ten on Peacock?

The Maryland Terrapins vs Michigan State Spartans game will broadcast on NBC and stream on Peacock. Sign up for Peacock here.

What devices support Peacock?

You can enjoy Peacock on a variety of devices.

View the full list of supported devices here.

NBC Sports’ Big Ten Football and primetime games announced to date:

Sat., Sept. 165:00 p.m.Washington at Michigan StatePeacock
Sat., Sept. 167:30 p.m.Syracuse at PurdueNBC,Peacock
Sat., Sept. 233:30 p.m.Maryland at Michigan StateNBC,Peacock
Sat., Sept. 237:30 p.m.Ohio State at Notre DameNBC,Peacock
Sat., Oct. 147:30 p.m.USC at Notre DameNBC,Peacock
Sat., Nov. 117:30 p.m.Michigan State at Ohio StateNBC,Peacock
Fri., Nov. 247:30 p.m.Penn State at Michigan State (Ford Field)NBC,Peacock

The remaining NBC Sports’ Big Ten Football games will be announced during the season.