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11/9/2002 (2002-2003)
Kinnick Stadium [Iowa City, Iowa]

#6 Iowa  vs  Northwestern  Northwestern #6 Iowa Hawkeyes Football vs Northwestern on 11/9/2002 -

W    62 - 10 

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Head Coach: Kirk Ferentz
Attendance: 68,728
Kickoff Temp: 57° F
Start Time: 11:00 am CST


Iowa sent its seniors out in style as it defeated Northwestern 62-10, in their final game at Kinnick Stadium. The Hawkeyes dominated the Wildcats offensively, defensively, and on special teams. Iowa had 465 yards of total offense, scoring touchdowns on eight of its first nine possessions. The defense held Northwestern to 298 yards total offense and collected three interceptions. Iowa's special teams tallied 144 yards in punt and kickoff returns, including one punt return for a score.

Iowa jumped out to a quick 14-point lead in the first five minutes after a seven-yard touchdown run by RB Jermelle Lewis and a 40-yard scoring pass from QB Brad Banks to WR Maurice Brown. Banks added touchdown runs of nine and 19 yards and also connected with Brown for a 65 yard score. The Hawkeyes led 35-10 at halftime en route to their 52-point win. The 62 points is the most points scored under Coach Ferentz.

All the points scored in the second half were by Iowa, beginning with Ed Hinkel's 58-yard punt return for a score. TE Dallas Clark caught a 28-yard pass, while WR C.J. Jones tallied a 22-yard touchdown reception from QB Nathan Chandler. RB Marcus Schnoor closed the scoring with a five-yard touchdown run.

Banks led Iowa, completing 10-10 passes for 197 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed five times for 54 yards and two touchdowns. Brown caught four passes for 129 yards and two touchdowns, all in the first half. RB Fred Russell rushed 17 times for 100 yards to lead Iowa's running backs as he surpassed 1000 yards for the season. Defensively, LB Fred Barr (13) and Jared Clauss (9) led the Hawkeyes in tackles. Senior FS Scott Boleyn collected his first and second career interceptions, while DE Jonathon Babineaux recorded Iowa's other theft. DE Matt Roth registered his team-leading eighth sack.




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Rushing 1st Downs155
Passing 1st Downs712
Penalty 1st Downs23
Total First Downs2420
Rushing Attempts5036
Rushing Yards24599
Rushing TDs40
Yards per Rush4.92.8
Passes Completed1224
Passes Attempts1241
Pass Completion %100%58.5%
Passing TDs41
Passing Yards230199
Passing Yards per Completion19.28.3
Passing Yards per Attempt19.24.9
Total Plays6277
% of Rushing Plays80.6%46.8%
% of Passing Plays19.4%53.2%
Total Offense475298
Yards per Play7.73.9
Lost Fumbles10
Penalty Yards8270
Yards per Penalty10.310.0
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