Final: Iowa 42, Indiana 24

October, 31, 2009
10/31/09
3:27
PM ET
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Kirk Ferentz and the Iowa Hawkeyes owe 70,000 people a box of Rolaids.

It hasn't been easy all season for Iowa, and today's game probably caused the most panic, as the Hawkeyes twice found themselves down 14 points. But for the eighth time in nine games, the Hawkeyes rallied for a win with a dominant fourth quarter.

Iowa remains perfect at 9-0 and still has a chance to reach the national title game. The Hawkeyes will likely drop in the polls, but they don't care right now. It's all about survival, baby.

Quarterback Ricky Stanzi was awful in the first three quarters, throwing five interceptions, but responded with a brilliant fourth quarter as Iowa piled up 28 points.

You have to feel for Indiana, which played hard but broke down in the fourth quarter for the second straight game.

I'm heading down to interviews now but will have much more on a wild one at Kinnick Stadium.

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