Northwestern vs Iowa Recap - Hawkeyes Win 41-31

Northwestern vs Iowa Recap - Hawkeyes Win 41-31

Marcus Coker scampered through the Northwestern defense for 124 yards as Iowa handed the Wildcats a 41-31 defeat on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium.

Bettors who backed the Hawkeyes were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 6.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 55.5.

James Vandenberg completed 14 of 22 pass attempts for 224 yards for the Hawkeyes in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Wildcats defense.

Kain Colter rushed for 76 yards for Northwestern, while Adonis Smith added 60 yards. Dan Persa threw for 246 yards for the Wildcats, while receivers Jeremy Ebert and Kain Colter had 107 and 71 yards respectively.

Iowa lost the offensive yardage battle to Northwestern 495-379 yards in Saturday's game. Northwestern had more first downs as that total ended up 29-17.

Northwestern led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 38:23/21:37 split in that important category.

Next game, Iowa takes its act home to face Indiana looking for another win. For Northwestern, they head home to face Penn State.