Iowa’s offense requires jump-start after it struggles vs. Northwestern

EVANSTON, Ill. — Fourth down. 1 yard to go. Iowa needed to gain 36 inches to keep alive its hopes for a potential game-winning touchdown in the final 95 seconds.

But the opportunity ended before it started after offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs jumped offsides. The penalty forced Iowa to settle for a field goal. It forced overtime, but delayed the inevitable.

Iowa struggled to move the ball against Northwestern, and the inability of the offense to keep drives alive was the biggest cause of the Hawkeyes’ 17-10 overtime loss Saturday.

“That’s embarrassing,” running back Akrum Wadley said.

The post Iowa’s offense requires jump-start after it struggles vs. Northwestern appeared first on Diehards.

Thank you for reading the Springfield News-Sun and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.

Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Springfield News-Sun. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.

X