WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA — Iowa is out of the AP Poll and said goodbye to its title hopes in the Big Ten West after a 38-36 loss at Purdue. Spencer Evans’ 25 yard field goal with eight seconds remaining was the game winner as Iowa’s decision to chase points backfired. Twice in the second half the Hawks failed to convert a two point conversion opening the door for the field goal to win it. Coach Kirk Ferentz.
Purdue and quarterback David Blough torched the Iowa secondary with several big plays.
Ferentz says there is still plenty to play for.
Iowa hosts Northwestern on Saturday, with the kickoff scheduled for 2:30 and the pre-game scheduled for 12:30 on AM-1300 KGLO.
LAWRENCE, KANSAS — Iowa State is into the AP Poll at number 23. The Cyclones are 5-3 and in the thick of the Big 12 title hunt after a 27-3 win at Kansas. The Cyclones need to win out and get some help to qualify for the league championship game.
Iowa State coach Matt Campbell who says the Cyclones are not concerned about the big picture.
Next up for Iowa State is a home game against Baylor on Saturday at 2:30.
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Austin Errthum kicked four consecutive first-half field goals, the longest from 43-yards out, to stake Northern Iowa to a 19-3 halftime lead and spark the Panthers to a 26-16 win over Illinois State in a Missouri Valley Conference showdown Saturday.
After JT Bohlken converted from 27-yards out on the Redbirds opening possession, Errthum capped three of UNI’s next four drives with field goals, hitting from 30, 30, 27 and 43 yards.
Duncan Ferch picked off a Jake Kolbe pass and returned it 31 yards for a touchdown to make it 19-3 at intermission, and Marcus Weymiller scored from 14-yards out to make it 26-3.
Kolbe threw a pair of fourth-quarter touchdown passes for Illinois State (5-4, 2-4) and finished 21 of 27 for 180 yards.
Eli Dunne was 17-of-32 passing for 262 yards for Northern Iowa (5-4, 4-2) and Weymiller finished with 109 yards on 30 carries.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Danielle Hunter had 3 1/2 of Minnesota’s franchise-record 10 sacks and a fourth-quarter fumble return for a touchdown, making for a miserable afternoon for Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions in a 24-9 victory by the Vikings on Sunday.
Hunter, the fourth-year defensive end, also was credited with nine tackles and four quarterback hits as the Vikings (5-3-1) limited the Lions to 214 total yards.
After Dalvin Cook dropped a pitch from Kirk Cousins and A’Shawn Robinson recovered at the Detroit 28 with Minnesota leading 17-6, the Lions had a chance to catch up. They converted a fake punt to keep the drive alive.
Two plays later, Stafford ran right on the short side of the field and tried a dangerous flip to Kerryon Johnson. The ball fluttered to the turf, and Hunter scooped it up on his way to the easy score.
The Lions had a streak of 25 consecutive games with at least 14 points stopped in humbling fashion.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bill Brown, the Minnesota Vikings fullback who was a four-time Pro Bowl pick in 14 seasons in the NFL, has died. He was 80.
The Vikings announced the death Sunday, before a moment of silence for Brown prior to their game against Detroit. Brown’s son-in-law, former Vikings quarterback Rich Gannon, said on Twitter that Brown “passed away peacefully .” Tweeted Gannon: “He was an incredible man who was so good to me and everyone he ever met!”
Drafted in the second round by the Bears in 1961 out of Illinois, Brown was traded to the Vikings after his rookie year. Nicknamed “Boom Boom” for his punishing running style, Brown is fourth in Vikings history with 5,757 rushing yards. His best season was 1974, with 1,569 total yards and 16 touchdowns in 14 games.
IOWA CITY — The Iowa basketball team rolled to a win in exhibition play Sunday afternoon with a 103-46 win over Guilford College of North Carolina. Junior forward Tyler Cook had 12 points, nine rebounds and seven assists as the Hawkeyes took command with an early 17-0 run.
The Hawkeyes open the regular season Thursday night at home against Missouri-Kansas City.
Tipoff on Thursday night is scheduled for 7 o’clock, with the pre-game starting at 6 o’clock on AM-1300 KGLO
MASON CITY — The NIACC women swept their games this weekend at their own Konigsmark Klassic. The 10th-ranked Lady Trojans let a 62-34 halftime lead slip and needed overtime to beat 7th-ranked Illinois Central on Friday night 95-89. Jada Buford led the way with 26 points. Sophomore Mandy Williams then drained 10 three-pointers on Saturday, scoring 45 points overall to lead NIACC to a 109-74 win over Bay College. NIACC is 2-0 on the season and will face Marshalltown Community College in the Dale Howard Classic in Iowa Falls on Friday.
MASON CITY — The NIACC men split their games over the weekend at the Konigsmark Klassic. Dakota County Technical College outscored NIACC 55-45 in the second half on the way to a 91-80 win on Friday. Wendell Matthews and Quentin Hardict each had 18 points for NIACC. The Trojans then outscored Bay College by ten in each half on Saturday for a 97-77 win. James Harris had 21 points to lead five NIACC players in double figures. NIACC travels to Iowa Western tomorrow night for a non-conference contest.