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With all of the attention going to Denard Robinson in the Big Ten, Iowa quarterback James Vandenberg, was considered one of the more underrated QBs in the conference. After all, he did throw for more than r 3,000 yards and 25 touchdowns last season, while limiting his interceptions to seven.
But on a day in which he could have stolen the spotlight from the Michigan Wolverines star, Vandenberg failed to deliver against Northern Illinois, of all teams. Sure, he completed nearly 64 percent of his passes, but he averaged fewer than than four yards per completion and did not throw for a single touchdown.
He was sacked six times, and the Hawkeyes only won by one point.
Robinson may have played poorly against Alabama, but we will need to see better production from Vandenberg before we give him the title of best signal-caller in the Big Ten.