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    Iowa knocked out of Big Ten Race

    Updated: November 15th, 2010
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    Evanston-The Northwestern Wildcats seems to have the same never quit personality of their coach, Pat Fitzgerald. After getting absolutely blown out in the second half against Penn State, they regrouped, and upset the Iowa Hawkeyes at home in front of a pleased crowd, 21-17.

    No excuses for the Hawkeyes. They had their “close call” or “rest” game last week against an Indiana team that lost by 63 points this week to Wisconsin. Even with the Buckeyes coming to town next week, the Hawkeyes knew that a one loss team will win the Big Ten this year and that they couldn’t afford to lose. What did they do? They came out flat and turned it on for a quarter expecting Northwestern to fold in the second half as usual. However, Dan Persa didn’t get the script and the Wildcats rallied from 10 down in the fourth quarter to defeat the Hawkeyes.

    Michigan State who got blown out by the Hawkeyes this year, will be Iowa’s biggest fan this week. If the Hawkeyes win, Wisconsin and Michigan State will be the only 1 loss teams in the Big Ten. Since the Spartans beat the Badgers, they would win the Big Ten Title. If Iowa losses, there will be 3 tied for first place, and the highest ranked BCS team would go which will be either Wisconsin or Ohio State since no team has beaten both other teams.

    Big Ten Analyst-John Jacobson

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