Hawkeyes Top Michigan State, 27-12
Jan. 20, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The University of Iowa wrestling team improved to 4-0 in the Big Ten with a 27-12 win over Michigan State today at Jenison Field House. The Hawkeyes (14-1, 4-0) won seven of nine matches and scored bonus points in four bouts.
Top-ranked Matt McDonough (125) extended his win streak to 40 matches by opening the dual with an 8-2 decision over Brenan Lyon. Ramos extended Iowa's team lead to 7-0 with five takedowns, a pair of points for stalling, one reversal and a point for riding time en route to a 15-4 win over Brandon Fifield. Ballweg then gave Iowa an 11-0 advantage and earned his team-best ninth major decision with a 14-4 win over Nicholas Trimble.
Michigan State (4-7, 0-4) cut Iowa's lead to 11-3 when Michael Kelly (149) dropped a 10-4 decision to Dan Osterman, but top-ranked Derek St. John (157) put Iowa back on the board with a 12-6 win over Ryan Watts.
Moore stretched Iowa's lead to 20-3 with a fall over Nick Proctor. He earned his third pin of the season after erasing a 2-0 deficit and building a 14-3 edge before flatting Proctor in 6:39.
Michigan State's John Rizqallah picked up the Spartans' second win with a 6-3 decision over Ethen Lofthouse (184). Michigan State added six points to the final 27-12 team score when Iowa forfeited at 285 pounds.
"We look forward," said head coach Tom Brands. "We have Minnesota next and we need to be ready."
The fourth-ranked Hawkeyes return to the mat Jan. 26 at No. 3 Minnesota. BTN will televise the dual beginning at 3 p.m.
#4 IOWA 27, Michigan State 12