IOWA CITY, Iowa - Growing up in the Chicago area, Louis Trinca-Pasat was very familiar with Northwestern. The Wildcats probably wish they took the Lane Tech High School product a little more seriously in recruiting, or at the very least, communicated better with him.
Iowa's defensive tackle continued to do the talking in their relationship on Saturday. Trinca-Pasat recorded three sacks in a 48-7 victory against Northwestern. Last season, he sealed an overtime win against the Wildcats with a sack to end the game.
"I have a little edge against them just because they told me they were going to offer me (a scholarship) when they were recruiting me and they never did because of my ACT score. I did well enough (on the test) and they never gave it to me and I definitely use that as an edge," Trinca-Pasat said.
Trinca-Pasat said he scored high enough of the ACT for admittance into Northwestern. He liked the Wildcats.
"There was interest but obviously there wasn't interest back from them so there's a little motivation," he said.
The whole team looked motivated to topple Northwestern coming off a bye week after an embarrassing loss at Maryland where it played poorly. Hawkeyes like Jake Rudock, Mark Weisman, Akrum Wadley, Carl Davis, Brandon Scherff and many others talked about their performance. See what they had to say in this HI TV compilation video: