Week 8: Iowa Slams the Door Shut on Northwestern 17-10 in OT

If you were at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, go ahead and admit it.  You were thinking, “here we go again.”  The script that has been written and re-arranged but with the same brutal ending over and over again since 2010 was right there before our eyes again.  You know the one where we were just about to be rescued from the deserted island, but Gilligan screws it up all over again.  But, wait.  Jake Rudock finds CJ Fiedorowcz in the end zone in the opening OT possession for the touchdown.  Then, with Kinnick redlining the proverbial decibel meter to levels unheard in years, the defense clamps down and makes Kain Colter look like, well, just another Northwestern wannabe NFL QB.

Finally, redemption.  Finally a game the Hawkeyes deserved to win, they won.  Finally, the taste of a Big 10 conference victory comes back to Kinnick.  Here are some of the shots I captured this day.  Go Hawks!

PRE-GAME

Hawkeye Outland Trophy winner Robert Gallery was in attendance signing autographs before the game

Hawkeye Outland Trophy winner Robert Gallery was in attendance signing autographs before the game

Northwestern QB Kain Colter during pregame warm ups

Northwestern QB Kain Colter during pregame warm ups

Hawkeyes break the pre game huddle

Hawkeyes break the pre game huddle

Hawkeye Tight Ends get ready for pre game warm ups

Hawkeye Tight Ends get ready for pre game warm ups

Jake Duzey runs during pre game warm ups

Jake Duzey runs during pre game warm ups

Hawkeye freshman RB LeShun Daniels during warm ups

Hawkeye freshman RB LeShun Daniels during warm ups

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald is all smiles during pre-game.

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald is all smiles during pre-game.

GAME ACTION

QB Jake Rudock eludes the diving tackler

QB Jake Rudock eludes the diving tackler

Mark Weisman runs hard for some key yardage during the Hawkeyes opening scoring possession

Mark Weisman runs hard for some key yardage during the Hawkeyes opening scoring possession

Northwester is pinned deep in their own territory after a Hawkeye punt

Northwestern is pinned deep in their own territory after a Hawkeye punt

Jake Rudock is pushed out of bounds and ends up cantilevering the guardrail

Jake Rudock is pushed out of bounds and ends up cantilevering the guardrail

Kain Colter doesn't see the wide open WR during their only OT possession.

Kain Colter doesn’t see the wide open WR during their only OT possession.

KEY PLAYS

Hawkeye RB Damon Bullock scores the touchdown on the Hawkeyes opening drive

Hawkeye RB Damon Bullock scores the touchdown on the Hawkeyes opening drive

The winning touchdown during the OT period is a Rudock to Fiedorowicz pass and catch

The winning touchdown during the OT period is a Rudock to Fiedorowicz pass and catch

CJ Fiedorowicz hangs onto the Hawkeyes touchdown catch in OT as Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald reacts on the sideline.

CJ Fiedorowicz hangs onto the Hawkeyes touchdown catch in OT as Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald reacts on the sideline.

Louis Trinca-Passat makes the tackle on the games last play as Carl Davis savors the winning moment

Louis Trinca-Passat makes the tackle on the game’s last play as Carl Davis savors the winning moment

Hawkeyes rush the field after the Hawkeyes stopped Kain Colter on the 4th down play

Hawkeyes rush the field after the defense stopped Kain Colter on their 4th down play

Up Next: Wisconsin at Kinnick

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