the hawkeyes came into the game ranked and got the ball first. on the first play the rb ran for 10 yards, but coughed up the ball. northwestern took that momentum and scored a td. the hawkeyes next play from scrimage was a qb sack and a fumble. northwestern was unable to move the ball and kicked a field goal. the hawkeyes answered with a long drive to which the defense of northwestern had no answer. in side the ten the running back fumbled and again northwestern recovered. after scoring on that drive the quarter ended with northwestern up 17 nothing. the ball never seemed to bounce the hawkeyes way and at the end of the game, despite similar yardage the 6 turnovers plagued the hawkeyes and the final score reflected it. northwestern wins 45-14.