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Northwestern stuns Iowa in Big Ten matchup

Nov 4, 2006 - 11:27 PM IOWA CITY, Iowa (Ticker) -- Northwestern found a way to erase the sting of a historic loss.

Tyrell Sutton rushed for 168 yards and a touchdown as Northwestern stunned Iowa, 21-7, in a Big Ten Conference matchup.

Two weeks ago, the Wildcats were victimized by the greatest comeback in NCAA history, blowing a 35-point third-quarter lead in an eventual 41-38 loss to Michigan State.

There would be no such collapse against Iowa, which lost to an unranked opponent at home for the first time since September 14, 2002.

Northwestern (3-7, 1-5 Big Ten), which snapped a six-game losing streak, took a 14-0 halftime lead on Sutton's five-yard run in the first quarter and C.J. Bacher's seven-yard pass to Eric Peterman early in the second period.

Iowa (6-4, 2-4) halved the deficit on Damian Sims' three-yard run with 3:46 left in the third quarter.

However, Northwestern sealed it when Terrell Jordan capped a seven-play, 80-yard drive with a 34-yard run that made it 21-7 with 4:48 remaining.

Bacher completed 19-of-29 passes for 218 yards and two interceptions. Hawkeyes quarterback Drew Tate, who sat out last week's win vs. Northern Illinois with an injury, was 18-of-27 for 147 yards and two picks.






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