Boxscore
Iowa 18, Northern Illinois 17
Saturday, September 1, 2012 3:30 PM
Location - Soldier Field
Attendance - 52117

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Iowa 3 3 3 9 18
Northern Illinois 0 10 7 0 17

Recap


Iowa 18, Northern Illinois 17: Damon Bullock ran for 150 yards and the go-ahead score - a 23-yard jaunt off left-tackle with 2:15 left – as Iowa rallied for a victory at Chicago's Soldier Field, ending the Huskies’ FBS-best nine-game winning streak.
 
Mike Meyer kicked four field goals for the Hawkeyes (1-0), who won their 12th straight season opener despite a sluggish offensive performance. Five of Iowa’s first six drives began in Northern Illinois territory.

Meyer's fourth field goal cut the Huskies’ lead to 17-12 with 9:33 left, and after the Hawkeyes pinned the Huskies deep in their own territory, Bullock capped a three-play, 24-yard drive by bursting through the line and down the left sideline for his first-career touchdown.

Quarterback Jordan Lynch ran for 119 yards and a touchdown in his first-career start for the Huskies (0-1), who are coming off their first Mid-American Conference title since 1983. They dominated most of the game and led 17-9 heading into the fourth quarter.

It was Northern Illinois' first loss since a 48-41 setback to Central Michigan on Oct. 1, 2011.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
It was technically a “neutral site” game, but the Huskies often use Solider Field as their home field. They have played three games there in the last six years, the most recent being a 49-7 loss to Wisconsin last season. … The Huskies’ defensive front hounded Iowa QB James Vandenberg to the tune of five sacks. … Northern Illinois had five new starters on its offensive line.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 8:08
Iowa   FG  Northern Illinois 0 - Iowa 3
2nd Quarter - 14:55
Northern Illinois   TD  Northern Illinois 7 - Iowa 3
2nd Quarter - 4:23
Iowa   FG  Northern Illinois 7 - Iowa 6
2nd Quarter - 1:16
Northern Illinois   FG  Northern Illinois 10 - Iowa 6
3rd Quarter - 10:59
Iowa   FG  Northern Illinois 10 - Iowa 9
3rd Quarter - 9:43
Northern Illinois   TD  Northern Illinois 17 - Iowa 9
4th Quarter - 9:33
Iowa   FG  Northern Illinois 17 - Iowa 12
4th Quarter - 2:15
Iowa   TD  Northern Illinois 17 - Iowa 18
TEAMS

Team Records

  Iowa Northern Illinois
W/L 1 - 0 - 0 0 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Iowa Northern Illinois
Score 18 17
First Downs 22 12
3rd Down Efficiency 8-for-18
44%
6-for-15
40%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
0-for-1
0%
Total Yards 270 201
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 48-141 36-147
Average/Rush 2.9 4.1
Passing
Comp-Att 21-33 6-16
Passing Yards 129 54
Average/Pass Play 3.3 3.0
Penalties-Yards 3-30 5-21
Fumbles-Lost 2-0 2-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 38:42 21:18

PLAYER STATS

Iowa (1 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Vandenberg 21/33 129 0 0
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Lynch 6/16 54 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Bullock 30 150 5.0 1
G. Garmon 4 8 2.0 0
M. Weisman 2 8 4.0 0
J. Vandenberg 12 -25 -2.1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Lynch 18 119 6.6 1
L. Settle 10 33 3.3 0
K. Harris Jr. 2 11 5.5 1
A. Daniels 1 5 5.0 0
J. Womble 3 5 1.7 0
T. Lewis 1 -2 -2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
K. Davis 5 41 8.2 0
K. Martin-Manley 6 31 5.2 0
D. Bullock 3 26 8.7 0
C. Fiedorowicz 3 21 7.0 0
Z. Derby 2 10 5.0 0
D. Shumpert 2 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Moore 3 39 13.0 0
L. Settle 1 14 14.0 0
T. Lewis 1 2 2.0 0
A. Daniels 1 -1 -1.0 0
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