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Hawkeyes Fall 21-17 Against Northwestern - Game Recap

Dan Persa sliced and diced the Hawkeyes defense for 318 yards as Northwestern handed Iowa a 21-17 defeat on Saturday at Ryan Field.

Northwestern was the ATS victor, as they covered the 10-point spread as an underdog. Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 48.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Mike Trumpy rushed for 51 yards, while Dan Persa added 50 yards in the win. Drake Dunsmore and Jeremy Ebert added 65 and 60 receiving yards respectively.

Adam Robinson rushed for 108 yards for Iowa, while Marcus Coker added 14 yards. Ricky Stanzi threw for 270 yards for the Hawkeyes, while receivers Derrell Johnson-Koulianos and Marvin McNutt had 104 and 72 yards respectively.

Iowa was outgained by Northwestern 419-371 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 26-17 by the Wildcats.

The time of possession battle favored Northwestern as their offense was on the field for 31:09, longer than the 28:51 of their opponents.

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