IOWA CITY, Iowa – Don Patterson made his usual Monday appearance during football season on the Hawk Fanatic radio show and podcast, and this time we finally had the chance to look back at an Iowa victory.
Iowa snapped a three-game losing streak by defeating lowly Northwestern 33-13 this past Saturday at Kinnick Stadium, giving fans reason to celebrate on homecoming.
Iowa also snapped a three-game losing to Northwestern at Kinnick Stadium while improving to 4-4 overall and 2-3 in the Big Ten.
Iowa finished with 393 yards, including 220 passing yards by senior quarterback Spencer Petras, while Northwestern was held to just 177 yards.
Up next for Iowa on Saturday is the much-anticipated game against Purdue in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Purdue has won four of the last five games in the series and is led by one of the top receivers in the Big Ten in Iowa transfer Charlie Jones.
Former Iowa receiver Tyrone Tracy Jr. also plays a significant role for the Boilermakers, so emotions will be soaring when the teams take the field on Saturday.
Jones and Tracy both left Iowa after last season, although, Jones participated in spring practice at Iowa and didn’t transfer to Purdue until June.
His decision to transfer caught everyone at Iowa by surprise.
It also added more drama to the rivalry.
Patterson appears on the podcast each Monday during the Iowa football season.
Patterson was an assistant coach under Hayden Fry at Iowa from 1979-98 and was the offensive coordinator for his final 10 years on Fry’s staff. Patterson was also the head coach at Western Illinois from 1999 to 2009.