The Iowa Hawkeyes would become eligible for a bowl with a victory this weekend over Wisconsin. The Hawkeyes picked up win number 5 in dramatic fashion on Saturday with a 17-10 overtime victory against northwestern.
The Hawkeyes won the game despite being outplayed in the second half as the wildcats rallied from a 10-0 halftime deficit. Iowa scored touchdowns on their first and last possessions of the game. Damon Bullock opened the scoring with a three yard touchdown run with 9:22 to go in the opening quarter and Jake Rudock found tight end C.J. Fedorowicz on an eight yard touchdown pass in overtime and the victory was secured when Louie Trinca-Pasat tackled Northwestern quarterback Kain Coulter on a fourth and eight.
Going forward Iowa needs to work on halftime adjustments. In their last three games the Hawks have been outscored 50-14 after halftime.
Iowa State is 1-6 after another blowout loss this one at the hands of Oklahoma State 58-27. The Cyclones fell behind at the outset 21-0, rallied to within 8 at the half before the Cowboys scored the first 245 points of the second half to make a route of it. The Oklahoma State offense torched the Cyclones with 342 yards of rushing and ISU lost the turnover battle as the Cowboys scored two defensive touchdowns.
ISU quarterback Sam Richardson was injured in the opening half of play and in relief grant Rohach connected on 12 of 23 passes for 97 yards and a touchdown.
And for the third straight week UNI lost in overtime. as the panthers lost at 25th ranked south Dakota state 37-34.the panthers have now lost four straight games, they are at the bottom of the Missouri Valley standings with an 0-4 mark, just a month after rising to #4 in threw nationally polls after a 4-0 start. next up for UNI is a trip to Illinois State.