Scores

Final/OT

Northwestern 10

(4-4, 0-4 Big Ten)

Iowa 17

(5-3, 2-2 Big Ten)

Coverage: BTN

12:00 PM ET, October 26, 2013

Kinnick Stadium, IOWA CITY, IA

1 2 3 4 OT T
NW 0 0 7 3 010
IOWA 7 3 0 0 717

Top Performers

Passing: J. Rudock (IOWA) - 169 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: S. Buckley (NW) - 17 CAR, 99 YDS

Receiving: D. Vitale (NW) - 4 REC, 52 YDS, 1 TD

Northwestern 0-4 in Big Ten after losing in OT at Iowa

Associated Press

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- C.J. Fiedorowicz caught an 8-yard touchdown pass from Jake Rudock in overtime to give Iowa a 17-10 win over Northwestern Saturday.

The Hawkeyes (5-3, 2-2 Big Ten) nearly blew another game after leading at halftime. Northwestern (4-4, 0-4) dropped its fourth straight game.

Rudock completed 19-of-27 passes for 169 yards -- none bigger than the third-down pass to Fiedorowicz in overtime. Rudock rolled to his right and lofted a pass to his big tight end in the left corner of the end zone.

Northwestern's Kain Colter was sacked on the final play of the game to seal the win for the Hawkeyes.

Iowa snapped a two-game losing skid. The Hawkeyes led at halftime in each of their three losses.

Colter returned for the Wildcats after missing last week's game against Minnesota with an ankle injury. Penalties and Iowa's stingy defense ruined his return.

The Hawkeyes recorded a season-high six sacks. Iowa recovered two fumbles and totaled 12 tackles in the backfield.

Both teams made mistakes on key opportunities late in the fourth quarter.

Iowa's Mike Meyer pushed a 42-yard field goal to the left of the uprights with five minutes left.

Northwestern's ensuing drive ended after four plays when running back Mike Trumpy mishandled an option pitch from Colter with three minutes left.

The Hawkeyes might have had a long field goal shot in the final minute but a Rudock pass was tipped and caught by an offensive lineman, forcing Iowa to go for it with 15 seconds left. Rudock's attempt was intercepted.

The Wildcats scored 10 unanswered points in the second half to tie the game.

Colter connected with tight end Dan Vitale on a 10-yard score with 4:44 remaining the third quarter. After Colter's play-action fake he found Vitale wide open in the middle of the end zone.

Northwestern put together an 8 1/2-minute drive later in the half, but the Wildcats were forced to settle for a Jeff Budzein 29-yard field midway through the fourth quarter.

Running back Damon Bullock's 3-yard touchdown run gave Iowa an early lead after its opening drive.

Mike Meyer kicked a 38-yard field goal to make it 10-0 Hawkeyes. The kick moved Meyer into second place on Iowa's all-time field goal list.

Colter looked sharp for Northwestern. The dual-threat QB threw for 104 yards and ran for 60 yards. He completed 11-of-14 passes.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NW
IOWA
1st Downs1919
Total Yards329305
Passing104169
Rushing225136
Penalties5-552-10
3rd Down Conversions8-146-14
4th Down Conversions0-11-2
Turnovers21
Possession30:1329:47

Passing Leaders

NorthwesternC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Colter11/141047.410
IowaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Rudock19/271696.311

Rushing Leaders

NorthwesternCARYDSAVGTDLG
Buckley17995.8030
Colter18603.3013
IowaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Weisman13564.3011
Bullock17523.117

Receiving Leaders

NorthwesternRECYDSAVGTDLG
Vitale45213.0131
Lawrence22814.0018
IowaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Martin-Manley5459.0021
Smith34113.7016

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNWIOWA
TD09:22Damon Bullock 3 Yd Run. (Mike Meyer Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERNWIOWA
FG09:56Mike Meyer 38 Yd 010
THIRD QUARTERNWIOWA
TD04:44Dan Vitale 10 Yd Pass From Kain Colter. (Jeff Budzien Kick) 710
FOURTH QUARTERNWIOWA
FG09:09Jeff Budzien 29 Yd 1010
OVERTIMENWIOWA
TDC.J. Fiedorowicz 8 Yd Pass From Jake Rudock. (Mike Meyer Kick) 1017