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Highlights: Iowa football falls to No. 16 Wisconsin in final minute

Iowa and Wisconsin play for the Heartland Trophy at Kinnick Stadium. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)
Iowa and Wisconsin play for the Heartland Trophy at Kinnick Stadium. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)

The latest kickoff time in Kinnick Stadium historynearly resulted in another Iowa football upset.

Instead, Wisconsin established itself as the Big Ten West favorite with a 28-17 victory.

Alex Hornibrook completed 17 of 22 passes for 205 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winner to A.J. Taylor with 57 seconds to go. Jonathan Taylor added 113 yards on the ground on 25 carries.

Iowa QB Nate Stanley was good, too, completing 14 of 23 for 222 yards, two scores and a pick in the final minute. Ultimately, two special teams turnovers made a big difference.

The Hawkeyes go into their bye week with a 3-1 record, 0-1 in the Big Ten. Wisconsin is 3-1, 1-0.

Scoring summary

WIS— Jake Ferguson 6 pass from Alex Hornibrook; Rafael Gaglianone kick (7-0, 14:31 2nd)

IOWA— Noah Fant 20 pass from Nate Stanley; Miguel Recinos kick (7-7, 5:15 2nd)

IOWA— Recinos 24 field goal (10-7, 10:12 3rd)

WIS— Danny Davis III 12 pass from Hornibrook; Gaglianone kick (14-10, 5:12 3rd)

IOWA— Fant 1 pass from Stanley; Recinos kick (17-14, 1:37 3rd)

WIS— A.J. Taylor 17 pass from Hornibrook; Gaglianone kick (21-17, 0:57 4th)

WIS— Alec Ingold 33 run; Gaglianone kick (28-17, 0:22 4th)

Postgame coverage

Wisconsin 28, Iowa 17: Second-and-5 and left the door open

Game Report: Numbers, notes, grades and more

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