Iowa beats Northwestern 17-10 in OT

C.J. Fiedorowicz caught an 8-yard touchdown pass from Jake

Rudock in overtime to give Iowa a 17-10 win over Northwestern

Saturday.

The Hawkeyes (5-3, 2-2 Big 10) nearly blew another lead in the

second half. Northwestern (4-4, 0-4) dropped its fourth straight

game.

Rudock completed 19-of-27 passes for 169 yards – none bigger

than the third-down pass to Fiedorowicz in overtime. Rudock rolled

to his right and lofted a pass to his big tight end in the left

corner of the end zone.

Northwestern’s Kain Colter was sacked on the final play of the

game to seal the win for Iowa. The Hawkeyes snapped a two-game

losing skid.

Both teams made mistakes on key opportunities late in the fourth

quarter.

Rudock threw an interception in the final minute. Northwestern

running back Mike Trumpy mishandled an option pitch from Colter

with three minutes left.