SEASON RECAP. If you've missed any of Iowa's previous four victories you can review the game recap and notes here:
- Iowa vs. Northern Illinois
- Iowa at Iowa State
- Iowa vs. Minnesota
- Iowa vs. Michigan State
- Iowa at Ohio State
The Hawkeye offense was running on all cylinders early as the The Juggernaut slashed and gashed the Northwestern defense for big chunks of yards on the ground. The Hawkeye defense was stuffing the potent jNW option attack that troubled them so much last season and Iowa was off to a commanding early lead.
By the end of the first quarter The Juggernaut already had 11 carries for 99 yards and a touchdown. The Hawkeyes began the second quarter on jNorthwestern's one yard line and Jugger plunged ahead for another score making it 21-0, Iowa.
The Wildcats were uncharacteristically flat for being such a big game. With Iowa running away with an easy win, Fitzgerald was visibly becoming more and more upset on the sidelines. Perhaps, reaching his tipping point, Fitzgerald blew his lid after Cody Football scrambled from 20 yards to score another Hawkeye touchdown making it 28-0. Football had at least half of the field to scramble and Fitzgerald wanted a holding penalty on the Hawkeye offensive line.
Pat Fitzgerald goes nuts