Game Day Blog - Northwestern

Hawkeye Insider Publisher Rob Howe keeps you up to date on action between Iowa and Northwestern at Ryan Field in Evanston.

-FINAL: Northwestern 21,Iowa 17.

Iowa has scored 17, 10 and 17 in the last three games against the Wildcats.

-Persa 20 yard TD to Fields. Demos kick good. 21-17 NW with 1:22 left in 4th. Cats drive 91 yards, 11 plays, 2:46. Persa hurt on play.

-Persa to Ebert 6-yard TD. Iowa 17-14 6:21 left in the 4th. NW Drive 13 plays, 85 yards, 4:35.

-17-7 Iowa after 3 Qs. Stanzi 16 of 23 for 192, 2 TDs, ARob 18 for 97, McNutt 6-49 TD, DJK 3-93 TD.

Total Yards - Iowa 228, NW 220

-Iowa goes up 17-7 with 6:01 left in the third. 4 plays, 81 yards. 70 yard TD from Stanzi to DJK. Meyer kicker.

-Iowa grabs its first lead of day, 10-7, Stanzi to McNutt from 5 yards out. Meyer kick. Drive 7 plays, 75 yards, 3:28. 9:59 to play in 3rd

-7-3 at halftime. A-Rob 12-52, Stanzi 11-16 for 84, McNutt 4-28. Persa 11-12 for 99. Total yards: Iowa 129, NW 130.

-Meyer 32 yard FG cuts NW lead to 7-3 with :24 left in the first half. Iowa drive goes 10 plays, 55 yards, 2:58.

-Iowa another three and out with the wind at its back. Donahue comes up big with 73-yard punt to pin NW deep in its own end.

-NW kicker Demos misses 40 yarder into the wind. Iowa ball on its own 23 with 7:53 to play in the first half.

-NW leads 7-0 after one quarter here in Evanston. The Hawkeyes have come up empty on three offensive drives.

The Hawkeyes had 65 offensive yards in the first quarter. They had three penalties that cost them 24 yards.

Another injury note - Iowa WR Colin Sandeman is out today with a foot injury. Paul Chaney returned the first punt.

-Iowa stops Northwestern. The Hawkeyes showing a rare dime package on third and long. Castillo and Lowery in for Morris and Hunter.

-Iowa three and out on second drive. Another drive killing penalty. Nine last week. Two in first tow drives this week. Need to clean it up.

-Northwestern takes a 7-0 lead on a two-yard run by Persa. Drive goes 62 yards in 11 plays in 5:20.

Hawkeyes had personnel issues on that march. Linebackers on receivers. Not one LB on a WR, but two or three on too many downs.

-Iowa three and out on first drive. March killed by holding penalty against Zusevics.

-From the pregame warm-ups:

Adam Gettis (Leg) not dressed. Senior Josh Koeppel will start a second game in a row at RG.

Jeff Tarpinian is getting the start at strong side linebacker today.


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