Cook to light up Iowa?
Can Connor Cook lead No. 5 Michigan State to another Big Ten Championship and a playoff spot when the Spartans face No. 4 Iowa tonight?
According to oddsmakers at MyBookie.ag, Michigan State is favored in this game, as the Spartans are getting odds of -3.5 points against Iowa. The over/under total for the game has been set at 51.5 points. These two meet tonight at 8PM ET from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The game airs live on FOX.
Cook leads the Spartans (11-1, 5-7 ATS) into tonight’s game looking to win his second Big Ten title in three years. Cook has earned a lot of buzz for being one of the top QBs coming into the upcoming NFL Draft and he can further improve that stock if he performs well on a national stage. Cook has thrown for 2,730 yards and 24 touchdowns this season with just four interceptions. His over/under for passing yards in this game has been set at 261.5.
Tonight, Cook meets up with an Iowa (12-0, 7-5 ATS) team that is led by its defense. The Hawkeyes are 21st in total defense, allowing just 331.7 yards per game, but they are 63rd in passing, giving up 221.7 yards per game. The Hawkeyes haven’t met up with a lot of tremendous quarterbacks this year, but they did hold Nate Sudfeld of Indiana to just 180 yards on 16 of 37 passing back on Nov. 7. Cook has played in 11 games this season, throwing for at least one TD in all but one game. He has over 300 yards in four games and at least 240 in seven games.