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11/15/1997 (1997-1998)

Ryan Field [Evanston, Illinois]

#22 Iowa  @  Northwestern  Northwestern #22 Iowa Hawkeyes Football @ Northwestern on 11/15/1997 -

L     14 - 15 

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Head Coach: Hayden Fry
Attendance: 40,838
Kickoff Temp: 31° F
Start Time: 11:35 am CST


Tavian Banks had 30 carries for 169 yards and two touchdowns for Iowa, which again was without injured quarterback Matt Sherman. Banks raced 46 yards for a score to give Iowa the lead less than six minutes into the contest, and gave the lead back to the Hawkeyes with a one-yard TD run with 1:41 left in the first half. It was his 19th score of the season and 17th on the ground, both school records. Tim Dwight was limited to 32 yards on two catches and was limited to one punt return for 13 yards as Northwestern repeatedly kicked away from him.

Iowa did not help itself by missing two field goals, throwing an interception and failing on a 4th-and-3 from the Wildcats 27 within its last six possessions. The Hawkeyes were 0-for-4 on field goals. Chad Johnson missed a 50-yarder and Zach Bromert a 43-yarder in the second quarter. Bromert missed a 33-yarder in the third quarter and Johnson was way short and right on a 47-yard attempt with 2:57 to play. They also had a bad snap during a punt resulting in a safety. Randy Reiners was 4-of-10 for just 71 yards and an interception.




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Rushing 1st Downs137
Passing 1st Downs36
Penalty 1st Downs00
Total First Downs1613
Rushing Attempts5538
Rushing Yards28385
Rushing TDs20
Yards per Rush5.12.2
Passes Completed411
Passes Attempts1023
Pass Completion %40%47.8%
Passing TDs02
Passing Yards71149
Passing Yards per Completion17.813.5
Passing Yards per Attempt7.16.5
Total Plays6561
% of Rushing Plays84.6%62.3%
% of Passing Plays15.4%37.7%
Total Offense354234
Yards per Play5.43.8
Lost Fumbles00
Penalty Yards1553
Yards per Penalty5.07.6
Possession Time31:3128:29

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