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College Football: Iowa stops Northwestern, 20-0

EVANSTON, ILLINOIS – Iowa ruined Northwestern’s homecoming today with a 20-0 road victory.

Iowa is bowl eligible for the 18th time in the last 19 seasons.

Kirk Ferentz has 94 Big Ten Conference wins, one shy of tying Joe Paterno for No. 5 all-time in conference history.

Iowa has four shutouts in its last 11 Big Ten Conference games (Rutgers and Northwestern in 2019, Maryland and Illinois in 2018). No other Big Ten team has more than one shutout since the start of 2018.

QB Nate Stanley’s 50-yard touchdown pass to WR Tyrone Tracy in the first quarter was the 62nd touchdown pass of his career, No. 2 all- me in program history (Chuck Long, 74). Stanley entered the game ed with QB Drew Tate (61) on the all-me list.

WR Tyrone Tracy’s 50-yard touchdown recepon in the first quarter was his longest career recepon, and second career touchdown. The play was Iowa’s third longest of the season (Smith-Marsee 58-yard touchdown recepon vs. Rutgers; Toren Young 52-yard rush against Middle Tennessee State).

DE Chauncey Golston recorded an intercepon (3 yards) in the first quarter, his second career intercepon (2019 Outback Bowl).

QB Nate Stanley made his 34th consecuve start, the second longest streak by a Hawkeye QB in program history (Long, 47).

RB Mekhi Sargent’s 1-yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter was his fourth rushing touchdown of the year, and Iowa’s 10th of the season. Among Iowa’s 10 rushing scores, five have been from the 1-yard line, each by a different Hawkeye (QB Nate Stanley, FB Brady Ross, QB Spencer Petras, RB Tyler Goodson, Sargent).

DB Dane Belton made his first career start and recorded five tackles. He is the 25th true freshman in the Ferentz era to start. Eight of the 25 have been defensive backs (Belton 2019; Moss and Brents 2018; Hankins 2017; Rugamba 2016; King 2013; Sapp and Sanders 2000).

WR Ihmir Smith-Marsee’s 7-yard recepon in the first quarter put him over 1,000 career receiving yards. He is the 42nd player in program history to reach 1,000 yards receiving. He has 71 career recepons for 1,011 yards.

TE Sam LaPorta’s 41-yard recepon in the second quarter was his first career recepon.
WR Tyrone Tracy caught 2 passes for a career-high 88 yards.

K Keith Duncan connected on two field goals today (40, 28). He missed rom 46 yards. Duncan is 11-13 on field goal tries of 40-yards

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