Michigan State was riding high following a Week 2 win, but Mel Tucker’s team followed that up with a clunker of a performance Saturday against Iowa.

After a big-game showing against Michigan, quarterback Rocky Lombardi struggled with three interceptions against the Hawkeyes. That included a pick-six with Iowa essentially securing a win by halftime with 35 points before the break.

The only touchdown of the game came courtesy of Tyler Hunt, a former punter who has been converted to a tight end. He punched in a tough run for the lone bright spot in Michigan State’s 49-7 defeat.

Tucker knows that is not the kind of performance fans want to see, and he took responsibility for the blowout after the game: