N. Illinois stuns Iowa 30-27
August 31st, 2013 by Ric Hanson
Northern Illinois safety Jimmie Ward intercepted Iowa’s Jake Rudock with 1:17 left. He brought it to the Hawkeyes 30-yard line, setting up the game-winning kick from Sims. Rudock threw for 256 yards, a touchdown and two picks in his debut for Iowa, which lost its seventh straight game dating back to last season.
The Hawkeyes also lost their first opener since 2000.