Wild play gives Hawkeyes new life

October, 31, 2009
10/31/09
2:15
PM ET
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The magic of the Iowa Hawkeyes continues.

Iowa is right back in the game just when it seemed like the Hawkeyes had dug themselves too deep of a hole. Safety Tyler Sash picked off his sixth pass of the season and returned it 86 yards to the end zone after a wild sequence. Iowa now trails 21-14.

On third-and-goal from the 2-yard line, linebacker A.J. Edds hit quarterback Ben Chappell as he threw. The pass hit Hoosiers right tackle James Brewer and then Iowa defensive tackle Christian Ballard before Sash grabbed the ball and raced untouched to the end zone.

Indiana seemed poised to increase its lead after Ricky Stanzi threw his third interception and his second of the half. The Hoosiers can't allow themselves to fall into the same trap as last week, when they collapsed at Northwestern.

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