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10/25/1958 (1958-1959)

Kinnick Stadium [Iowa City, Iowa]

#7 Iowa  vs  #8  Northwestern  Northwestern #7 Iowa Hawkeyes Football vs #8 Northwestern on 10/25/1958 -

W     26 - 20 

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Head Coach: Forest Evashevski
Attendance: 59,275


Iowa hosted No. 8 Northwestern, the third game in five weeks the Hawkeyes had played against a top ten team. It was the first game between two top ten Big Ten teams of the season. Iowa's homecoming game against the Wildcats was tighter than the Wisconsin game, but the Hawkeyes prevailed 26-20. The highlight of the game was All-American end Curt Merz's one-handed touchdown catch. The Hawkeyes' second victory over a top ten team in as many weeks earned them the No. 2 spot in the October 27 poll. The next day, Iowa was ranked No. 1 by United Press International. It was the first time the Hawkeyes had ever topped a national football poll. Clips from highlights run from 17:09-17:32.


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