What Kirk Ferentz said after Iowa lost to Northwestern

Iowa dropped a 17-10 overtime road game to Northwestern on Saturday. Here’s what Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz had to say after the game.

“Certainly we’re disappointed to come up short today. I though our guys did a lot of things well out there. Northwestern competed their heart out too. Lot of swings durign the game. Little thigns that add up and make a difference when you talk about conference. We’ve had three games where we’ve come up short. Those are things we’ll have to improve on, be a little more detailed.”

On the second half:

“I don’t have the answer right this second but the first half, we moved the ball pretty well. Good drives, sustained drives. We didn’t end up with the results we wanted, but we were moving the ball. The second half was clearly something different.”

On a lack of a running game:

We’re a better football team when we can run the ball efficiently. It’s always been that way. That is our plan, will continue to be our plan. We’ll try to be better there.”

On if the defense deserved better:

“If we had held them to one less point in regulation we win the game. Some days it’s gonna be like that, some days it’ll go the other way. Bottom line is you play good enough to win or you don’t.”

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