N Iowa-Iowa Capsule


September 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Associated Press

Northern Iowa (1-1) at Iowa (1-1), 2:42 p.m. (Big Ten Network) – HEAR THE GAME ON KJAN beginning at 12:30 TODAY!

Series Record: Iowa leads 14-1


Northern Iowa can finish what it started three years ago when it almost stunned the Hawkeyes. Iowa needs to bounce back after two sluggish games and prove it has a chance to be a decent team in 2012.


Northern Iowa QB Sawyer Kollmorgen vs. Iowa’s secondary. Kollmorgen has been sensational as a freshman with 6 TD passes and no picks. But Iowa is 14th in the nation in passing defense behind a veteran group of defensive backs


Northern Iowa: RB Carlos Anderson. The speedy senior is a threat from the backfield and in returning punts and kicks. Anderson is obne player who can shift a game in Northern Iowa’s favor with one play.

Iowa: QB James Vandenberg. He’s got no touchdown passes, and his interception with 1:11 sealed a 9-6 loss to Iowa State last week. Iowa needs Vandenberg to start playing like one of the Big Ten’s quarterbacks.


Iowa’s only loss to Northern Iowa came in 1898…Panthers coach Mark Farley picked up his 100th win last Saturday when Northern Iowa routed Division II Central State 59-0…The Hawkeyes and Panthers have each allowed just 26 points through two games…Iowa linebacker Anthony Hitchens had 19 tackles last week, the most for a Hawkeye in seven years.