Iowa’s Greg Castillo intercepted a tipped pass in the second overtime to secure a 19-16, come-from-behind victory over Michigan State on Saturday.
The Spartans (4-3, 1-2) held a 13-6 lead in the fourth quarter, but the Hawkeyes (4-2, 2-0) put together an eight-play, 68-yard drive that ended with a 5-yard touchdown run by Mark Weisman with 55 seconds to play.
After Michigan State could not get into position on its final drive, the teams headed to overtime.
Each team got a field goal in the first session and Michigan State was able to hold Iowa to a 42-yard field goal by Mike Meyer in the second overtime.
But the Spartans, after a 1-yard run by Le’Veon Bell, made the crucial mistake.
On second-and-9, Andrew Maxwell’s pass intended for Keith Mumphery was tipped at the line of scrimmage and sailed into the arms of Castillo, handing the game to the Hawkeyes.
It was the fourth interception of the season for Maxwell, but the first since the opening week against Boise State.