Wisconsin lost. Purdue lost. Northwestern won. And with that, the Wildcats clinched the Big Ten West Division title Saturday at Kinnick Stadium.
Northwestern's 14-10 win over No. 21 Iowa was ugly, but memorable for the faithful in purple.
The Hawkeyes (6-4, 3-4) led 3-0 at halftime but dropped their third straight game after rushing for just 64 yards on 22 attempts (2.9 yards per carry).
Meanwhile, freshman Isaiah Bowser carried 31 times for Northwestern (6-4, 6-1), picking up 165 yards and a TD. The Wildcats forced and recovered two fumbles in the fourth quarter to seal the victory.
Iowa travels to Illinois next week.
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Northwestern 14, No. 21 Iowa 10
IOWA — Miguel Recinos 46 field goal (0-3, 0:56 2nd)
NW — Isaiah Bowser 34 run; Jake Collins kick (7-3, 9:19 3rd)
IOWA — Ihmir Smith-Marsette 28 pass from Nate Stanley; Recinos kick (7-10, 4:27 3rd)
NW — Bennett Skowronek 32 pass from Clayton Thorson; Collins kick (14-10, 9:27 4th)