Northwestern stuns Iowa 17-10 - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Northwestern stuns Iowa 17-10

Posted:

IOWA CITY (AP) -- Dan Persa threw a touchdown pass and Marshall Thomas recovered a fumble for another touchdown, and Northwestern snapped No. 8 Iowa's 13-game winning streak with a 17-10 victory on Saturday.

It was the first win over a top-10 opponent for the Wildcats (6-4, 3-3 Big Ten) since knocking off then-No. 6 Ohio State 33-27 in overtime in 2004.

Iowa lost quarterback Ricky Stanzi to an apparent ankle injury early in the second quarter. Freshman James Vandenberg was just 9 of 27 for 82 yards filling, and couldn't lead the Hawkeyes (9-1, 5-1 Big Ten) to any points after Stanzi left the game.

Northwestern scored twice off turnovers in the second quarter. Thomas recovered a fumble in the end zone after the hit that knocked Stanzi out of the game, and Drake Dunsmore caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Persa after another turnover.

Brandon Wegher had 63 yards rushing for Iowa, whose national title hopes are all but over. The Hawkeyes can still win at least a share of the Big Ten title with victories over Ohio State and Minnesota in their final two games.

Online reporter Mark Woodley

  • SPORTSMore>>

  • UNI-Dome to get new turf

    UNI-Dome to get new turf

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 9:23 PM EDT2017-04-27 01:23:18 GMT

    The UNI-Dome will have a different look this fall with the installation of a new artificial turf surface by AstroTurf® that will feature a custom-made field design for the UNI Panthers.

    More >>

    The UNI-Dome will have a different look this fall with the installation of a new artificial turf surface by AstroTurf® that will feature a custom-made field design for the UNI Panthers.

    More >>
  • UNI Basketball signs recruit out of Minneapolis

    UNI Basketball signs recruit out of Minneapolis

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 9:20 PM EDT2017-04-27 01:20:45 GMT

     Northern Iowa head men's basketball coach Ben Jacobson has announced the signing of Tywhon Pickford to a National Letter-of-Intent for the 2017-18 season.

    More >>

     Northern Iowa head men's basketball coach Ben Jacobson has announced the signing of Tywhon Pickford to a National Letter-of-Intent for the 2017-18 season.

    More >>
  • UNI falls to Iowa State 15-4 in College Softball

    UNI falls to Iowa State 15-4 in College Softball

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 9:16 PM EDT2017-04-27 01:16:03 GMT

    Northern Iowa softball team lost a makeup game on Wednesday against the Iowa State Cyclones in Ames, 15-4.

    More >>

    Northern Iowa softball team lost a makeup game on Wednesday against the Iowa State Cyclones in Ames, 15-4.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly