Iowa 31, Wisconsin 10
MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ Iowa quarterback Chuck Hartlieb threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third score and the Hawkeyes’ defense stifled Wisconsin in a 31-10 Big Ten victory Saturday.
Hartlieb helped the Hawkeyes, now 4-2 and 1-1 in the Big Ten, to a 21-0 lead with a 51-yard, first-quarter touchdown pass to Marv Cook and a 1-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter.
In the third quarter, Hartlieb hit Quinn Early with a 9-yard touchdown pass to make it 28-10. The score came five minutes after Wisconsin had stunned the Hawkeyes on Marvin Artley’s 66-yard touchdown run on the third play of the second half.
Wisconsin is now 2-3 and 0-2 in the Big Ten.
Artley’s run was Wisconsin’s biggest play of the chilly afternoon as Iowa bottled up the Badgers’ veer offense and forced freshman quarterback Tony Lowery, making his first collegiate start, into two fumbles and two interceptions.
Iowa led 7-0 on the Hartlieb-to-Cook pass when the Hawkeyes’ Kerry Burt intercepted Lowery and returned to the Badger 30. That set up Hartlieb’s fourth-down touchdown run from the one that made it 14-0.
Iowa went up 21-0 late in the half on Richard Bass’ two-yard touchdown run that capped a 56-yard drive.
Wisconsin scored its only points of the first half on Todd Gregoire’s controversial 37-yard field goal as time expired in the second quarter. The Badgers were out of timeouts and hurried to get their field goal unit on the field. The kick apparently came after time had run out but it was ruled good, despite the protests of Iowa Coach Hayden Fry.
Gregoire missed a 47-yarder with 4:23 left in the third quarter. The Badgers got the ball back three minutes later when Vic Fortino recovered an Iowa fumble at the Hawkeyes’ 33.
But Lowery fumbled on the next play and lost the ball again five plays later on a bad pitch. Iowa’ Dave Haight came up with the second fumble, setting up Rob Houghtlin’s 32-yard field goal for the final points of the game.