Demetrius Dugar, who is making his first start of the season, appeared to be the guilty party on the two completions, as Davis was left wide open. However, Dugar would redeem himself later with an impressive diving interception.
Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa completed 17 of 23 passes for 113 yards and a touchdown. NU's leading rusher is Kain Colter with 56 yards on the ground. Colter also finished the first half with 54 receiving yards on five catches.
Iowa's offense compiled just 177 yards of offense in the first half. The Wildcat defense held the Hawkeyes to 0-3 on third-down conversion attempts.
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