Twitter reactions to Iowa’s 17-12 win over Northwestern

A quarterback change and a late Northwestern comeback attempt — Iowa fans have plenty to talk about.

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Iowa wide receiver Charlie Jones hurdles over Northwestern corner back AJ Hampton Jr. during a football game between No. 19 Iowa and Northwestern at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois, on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Wildcats 17-12. (Grace Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Robert Read, Pregame Editor


EVANSTON, Ill. — The No. 22 Iowa football team defeated Northwestern, 17-12, at Ryan Field on Saturday. And you’d better believe there’s plenty to talk about.

Between backup quarterback Alex Padilla replacing starter Spencer Petras and a late Northwestern comeback attempt, Hawkeye fans were very active on Twitter during the game.

Here are some of the highlights.

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