College football world reacts as Iowa-Northwestern produces scoreless first half at Wrigley Field
The Week 10 game between Iowa and Northwestern was always going to be a challenging one. The two sides are facing off in Wrigley Field, home of MLB’s Chicago Cubs, but the two offenses have been brutally inefficient throughout the first half.
Overall, Deacon Hill and Brendan Sullivan combined to go 10-for-18 throwing the ball with just 40 yards and an interception. The two teams have 11 total first downs and have gone 3-for-14 on third down.
If those numbers do not provide enough of a picture, Northwestern has 29 total yards of offense at the break and is averaging 0.9 yards per carry. Iowa has not been much better with 56 rushing yards and 2.3 yards per carry.
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The numbers speak for themselves, and it’s hard to believe these are two Power 5 football teams squaring off. At this point, the only hope of scoring could be a major special teams play or dynamic defense takeaway.
To call this game horrific is an understatement, and fans across the country have weighed in. Take a look:
@HawkeyeFootball Iowa vs Northwestern. 0 – 0. No runs, No hits, Several errors.
— Bobk3921 (@Bobk3921) November 4, 2023
Right now the over/under @DKSportsbook for Northwestern Iowa is 17.5
– Scholarships and NIL $$ should be taken away from EVERY PLAYER IMMEDIATELY
— Dan Dakich (@dandakich) November 4, 2023
Everyone’s TV who’s watching Northwestern/Iowa pic.twitter.com/PkX9Q0vL0E
— Jeffro (@Statholesports) November 4, 2023
Iowa/Northwestern first half has been perfect! pic.twitter.com/JGv7hZ4o6v
— Dalton Mott (@dmott225) November 4, 2023
Having to watch Jets-Giants and Iowa-Northwestern in the same week pic.twitter.com/9jbjjhNhML
— Jake Mozarsky (@jmozarsky) November 4, 2023
Iowa and Northwestern may be first score wins
— Howie Schwab (@howieschwab) November 4, 2023
Iowa vs Northwestern is everything I wanted it to be so far, whatever team can make a field goal over the course of the game will probably win.
— lil pharma da Plug (@Young_Pharma) November 4, 2023
4-2 finish at Wrigley Field between Iowa/Northwestern seems inevitable and completely appropriate.
— Brad Evans (@NoisyHuevos) November 4, 2023
This Iowa / Northwestern game is like Beavis, they might never score pic.twitter.com/GBNqGfjD2d
— BeefLoaf🥩 (@MrDelicious13) November 4, 2023
The over for Iowa-Northwestern was the lowest in the history of CFB and it was still way, way too high.
— Just Thomas 🦖 (@AudacityofTrope) November 4, 2023
@ Iowa / Northwestern pic.twitter.com/qZRbarWtXz
— Drew Stevens Fanboy Account (@Seth_William11) November 4, 2023