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|Iowa Loses Stanzi Ahead of Trip to Columbus
|IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Talk about a tough day for the Hawkeyes.
Iowa lost its quarterback, its unbeaten season and likely any shot to play for the national title in Saturday's 17-10 defeat to Northwestern.
Next up is a trip to Columbus to face No. 10 Ohio State, which knocked off Penn State in Happy Valley to pull into a tie with the 15th-ranked Hawkeyes for first place in the Big Ten.
Iowa (9-1, 5-1) still has its sights set on Pasadena, but not it's for the Rose Bowl rather than the BCS title game. The Hawkeyes can clinch a share of the Big Ten championship with a win over the Buckeyes, but they may have to do it behind freshman quarterback James Vandenberg.
Ricky Stanzi sustained a severe ankle sprain in the second quarter against the Wildcats (6-4, 3-3).
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