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9/17/2005 (2005-2006)

Kinnick Stadium [Iowa City, Iowa]

#22 Iowa  vs  Northern Iowa  Northern Iowa #22 Iowa Hawkeyes Football vs Northern Iowa on 9/17/2005 -

W     45 - 21 

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Head Coach: Kirk Ferentz
Attendance: 70,585
Kickoff Temp: 81° F
Start Time: 2:40 pm CST


Iowa scored on five of its first six first half possessions en route to a 45-21 victory over Northern Iowa in Kinnick Stadium. The win was the Hawkeyes' 20th straight home win, which ties a school record.

The Hawkeyes scored the first 21 points on RB Albert Young touchdown runs and a CB Jovon Johnson interception return for a score. Young posted scoring runs of 10 and one yard in the first quarter, while Johnson returned his 15th career pick 18 yards for a touchdown.

Northern Iowa scored a touchdown to trim Iowa's lead to 21-7, but the Hawkeyes scored the next 17 points. PK Kyle Schilcher connected on a 23-yard field goal and WR Clinton Solomon caught touchdown passes of 11 and 71 yards from QB Drew Tate to stretch Iowa's lead 38-7.

The Panthers added two fourth quarter touchdowns, before Iowa RB Damian Sims scampered for a 39 yard touchdown with 30 seconds left to give the Hawkeyes a 45-21 victory. The touchdown was the first of Sims' career.

Tate completed 15-18 passes for 247 yards and two touchdowns. The 247 yards moved him over 3,000 career yards passing into seventh on Iowa's career passing chart. He also rushed three times for 33 yards. Young led the Hawkeye ground attack, recording 13 carries for 97 yards and two scores. Solomon posted four catches for 114 yards and two toucdowns, while WR Ed Hinkel contributed five receptions for 42 yards.

Iowa's linebacking duo of Chad Greenway and Abdul Hodge spearheaded the Iowa defense. Greenway collected a game and career-high 20 tackles (12 solo), including one for loss and one pass break-up to earn Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors for the third time in his career. Hodge recorded 12 stops (6 solo) and recovered his sixth career fumble.

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StatisticsIowaNorthern Iowa
Rushing 1st Downs117
Passing 1st Downs1111
Penalty 1st Downs22
Total First Downs2420
Rushing Attempts3941
Rushing Yards231105
Rushing TDs30
Yards per Rush5.92.6
Passes Completed1819
Passes Attempts2329
Pass Completion %78.3%65.5%
Passing TDs23
Passing Yards265263
Passing Yards per Completion14.713.8
Passing Yards per Attempt11.59.1
Total Plays6270
% of Rushing Plays62.9%58.6%
% of Passing Plays37.1%41.4%
Total Offense496368
Yards per Play8.05.3
Lost Fumbles01
Penalty Yards2037
Yards per Penalty10.09.3
Possession Time

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