Northwestern’s two fourth quarter touchdowns knocked No. 13 Iowa out of the Big 10 title chase and earned the Wildcats the United States Sports Academy’s College Football Game of the Week.
An interception near the goal line by Brian Peters kept the Hawkeyes from increasing their 17-7 lead early in the fourth quarter. Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa, who threw for 318 yards in the game, guided fourth-quarter touchdown drives of 85 and 91 yards.
The College Football Game of the Week, voted upon by a national panel of experts, is nominated for the College Football Game of the Year at the end of the regular season.
Daniel Moore, the American Sports Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) 2005 Sport Artist of the Year, is commissioned by the Academy each year to create a painting honoring the selected College Football Game of the Year. The Academy donates the painting to the winning university, along with $5,000 for its general scholarship fund.