Live updates | Iowa football faces Northwestern on Homecoming

The Hawkeyes and Wildcats will clash in Kinnick Stadium at 2:35 p.m. on ESPN2.


Ayrton Breckenridge

Rutgers wide receiver Aron Cruickshank prepares to catch the ball over Iowa defensive back Riley Moss during a football game between Iowa and Rutgers at SHI Stadium in Piscataway, N.J. on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. The Hawkeyes defeated the Scarlet Knights 27-10. Cruickshank had seven receptions totaling 55 yards.

Isaac Goffin, Football Reporter

Iowa football plays Northwestern on Saturday at 2:35 p.m. on ESPN2. Northwestern has won its last three matchups with Iowa at Kinnick Stadium.

Heading into Saturday’s contest, the Hawkeyes are listed as an 11.5-point favorite over the Wildcats.

The Hawkeyes haven’t toppled an opponent since downing Rutgers on Sept. 24. They’ve sustained three straight losses to Michigan, Illinois, and Ohio State.

On the other hand, the Wildcats’ last win was in their season-opener on Aug. 27 versus Nebraska. They’ve dropped six consecutive games to Duke, Southern Illinois, Miami (OH), Penn State, Wisconsin, and Maryland.

COIN TOSS: Northwestern won the toss and defers to the second half. Iowa will receive in the north end zone to start the game.

10:01 1Q: Iowa kicker Drew Stevens converts a 29-yard field goal attempt. The Hawkeyes lead, 3-0.

7:11 1Q: Northwestern punts after gaining one first down. Iowa will start at its 41-yard line.

0:31 1Q: Iowa quarterback Spencer Petras tallies a 1-yard rushing touchdown. The Hawkeyes lead, 10-0.

9:28 2Q: Northwestern advanced to the Iowa 22 but was then backed up to its 49-yard line. Iowa will start its next drive at its 9-yard line.
4:08 2Q: Iowa takes its first timeout of the first half. The Hawkeyes have a 1st-and-10 at the Wildcat 20-yard line.
2:45 2Q: Stevens makes his second field goal of the day, with this attempt from 24 yards. Iowa is up, 13-0.
1:39 2Q: Iowa takes it second timeout. Northwestern has a 4th-and-18 at its 17 after a Logan Lee sack.
1:29 2Q: Iowa will start its next drive at the 50-yard line.
0:22 2Q: Petras finds tight end Luke Lachey in the end zone for a 6-yard touchdown. Iowa is ahead, 20-0.
HALFTIME: Iowa strong safety Kaevon Merriweather secures an interception to end the first half. The Hawkeyes lead, 20-0. They’ve recorded 252 offensive yards, with 140 of those coming through the air.
15:00 3Q: Northwestern will open the second half at its 25-yard line.
10:40 3Q: Northwestern punts from its 47-yard line. With the touchback, Iowa will start from its 20-yard line.
9:41 3Q: The Hawkeyes gained two yards on its first second-half drive. A bad punt from Tory Taylor gives Northwestern the ball at the Iowa 34.
6:17 3Q: The Wildcats are on the board as quarterback Brendan Sullivan throws a 1-yard touchdown pass to defensive lineman Duke Olges. Iowa has a 20-7 lead.
1:20 3Q: Stevens is 3-for-3 today as he converts from 54 yards. The Hawkeyes are up, 23-7.
0:12 3Q: Iowa takes a timeout as Northwestern has a 3rd-and-7 at its 27.
15:00 4Q:  After a Northwestern punt, the Hawkeyes will start the fourth quarter at its 29-yard line.
11:09 4Q: The Wildcats call a timeout. The Hawkeyes have 2nd-and-goal at the 3-yard line.
10:11 4Q: Stevens hits a field goal attempt from 25 yards. He’s 4-of-4 on the day. Iowa leads, 26-7.
6:43 4Q: Northwestern punts from its 27-yard line. The Hawkeyes will start their next drive at the Wildcats’ 36-yard line after a Northwestern personal foul on the return.
5:13 4Q: Iowa receiver Arland Bruce scores on a 23-yard rushing touchdown. The Hawkeyes lead, 33-7.

FINAL: Iowa 33, Northwestern 13

The Hawkeyes move to 4-4 overall and 2-3 in Big Ten play. They will play at Purdue next Saturday.