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Iowa quarterback Alex Padilla passes the ball to wide receiver Arland Bruce IV 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)

Iowa backup quarterback Alex Padilla answers the call, leads Hawkeyes to win

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter November 7, 2021

EVANSTON Ill. — Iowa quarterback Spencer Petras threw for four yards on 2-of-4 passing on the first three drives of Saturday night's 17-12 Iowa win over Northwestern at Ryan Field. Then, before...

Iowa quarterback Alex Padilla throws a pass during a football game between No. 19 Iowa and Northwestern at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois, on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. Padilla had a 67.9 QBR rating.The Hawkeyes defeated the Wildcats 17-12.

Opinion | Alex Padilla should have a chance to start at quarterback for Iowa

Robert Read, Pregame Editor November 7, 2021

EVANSTON, Ill. — Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz has a decision to make. And it just so happens to be choosing who to start at the most important position in football down the final stretch of the...

Iowa defensive back Dane Belton cheers after a victory during a football game between No. 19 Iowa and Northwestern at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois, on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. Belton intercepted two passes.The Hawkeyes defeated the Wildcats 17-12.

Grading the Iowa football team’s 17-12 win over Northwestern

Robert Read, Pregame Editor November 7, 2021

EVANSTON, Ill. — Daily Iowan Pregame Editor Robert Read graded the Iowa football team’s performance in all three phases after the Hawkeyes’ 17-12 win over Northwestern. Offense — B- Let’s...

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)

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

Robert Read, Pregame Editor November 6, 2021

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...

Iowa quarterback Alex Padilla passes the ball 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. Padilla replaced starting quarterback Spencer Petras during the first quarter of the game.

Iowa survives late Northwestern comeback attempt, snaps two-game losing skid

Robert Read, Pregame Editor November 6, 2021

EVANSTON, Ill. — Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz had seen enough. With two minutes and 11 seconds remaining in the first quarter against Northwestern, Iowa's coaching staff came to a consensus that...

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