Oct. 15, 2011
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Northwestern Postgame Notes
NU vs. Iowa -Oct. 15, 2011
Kinnick Stadium -Iowa City, Iowa
Attendance: 70,585 (sellout)
Northwestern Team Notes
-This was the 73rd meeting between Northwestern and Iowa, and the third meeting in the last four years in Iowa City. Prior t-tonight's game, NU had won five of the last six meetings between the tw-teams, and three straight at Kinnick Stadium.
-Through three quarters, Northwestern held a decisive edge in time of possession (30:40 t-14:20). The Wildcats finished the game with a TOP of 38:23. NU als-led in total offensive plays 67 t-32 through three quarters.
-Northwestern recorded season high totals for total yards (495), first downs (29) and passing yards (342).
-Northwestern, which entered the game first in the Big Ten and 12th nationally in turnover margin, had tw-miscues (interception and fumble) t-Iowa's one turnover (interception).
-Northwestern has now scored in double figures 53 straight games.
Northwestern Individual Notes
-Senior QB Dan Persa tossed his 22nd career TD pass in the second quarter when he hit WR Jeremy Ebert on a 6-yard strike. That TD pass moved Persa int-eighth place on NU's all-time TD pass charts. Persa finished the game 31-of-40 for 246 yards passing.
-Ebert, wh-finished the game with a career-high 13 receptions for 107 yards, caught his 16th career TD reception (his 12th from Persa). He remains in third place on NU's all-time TD reception list. (Richard Buchanan is second all-time with 22 aerial scores.)
-CB Demetrius Dugar, making just his second career start and his first since 2009 (vs. Syracuse), recorded his first career interception in the second quarter when he picked off Iowa QB James Vandenberg.
-QB/WR Kain Colter totaled 147 all-purpose yards-71 receiving and 76 rushing. He als-attempted four passes and threw a touchdown t-SB Drake Dunsmore. Colter set personal highs with a 37-yard rush (NU's longest of the season) and a 32-yard reception. Colter led all NU players in rushing with 76 yards.
-True sophomore RB Adonis Smith scored his third rushing TD of the season (with 9:06 left in the third quarter), the most by any NU running back this year. Colter leads all NU players with five rushing scores.
-Dunsmore made the 10th touchdown reception of his career and second this season in the fourth quarter.
-Freshman QB Trevor Siemian came int-the game late in the fourth quarter, directing a 7-play, 59-yard scoring drive capped by a 35-yard TD pass t-Rashad Lawrence. The play was their first collegiate scoring hookup after playing prep football together at Olympia High School in Orlando, Fla.
-PK Jeff Budzien drilled a career-long 47-yard field goal late in the third quarter. That field goal capped a 17-0 run by the Wildcats t-knot the game's score at 17-17.
-Senior S Brian Peters led the Wildcats with 10 tackles.