Chuck Long recovered from throwing four interceptions by scoring a one-yard touchdown with 11:54 left to give No. 17 Iowa a 10-10 tie with Wisconsin in a Big Ten game yesterday in Iowa City.
The Hawkeyes (6-2-1) remained in first place in the conference with a 5-1-1 record and can go to the Rose Bowl with victories over Michigan State and Minnesota in their final two games. Still, Coach Hayden Fry was subdued.
He said junior Ronnie Harmon, the nation's second leading all-purpose runner, broke two bones in his left leg while carrying late in the game and is out for the rest of the season. Long, ranked No. 2 in passing efficiency, incurred at least a bruised knee on the next play and his status next week is uncertain.
"But things could have been a lot worse -- like losing," Fry said.
After throwing three first-half interceptions, Long completed six of nine passes for 81 yards in the second half. The Badgers (5-3-1, 3-3-1) led by 10-0 at halftime but did not gain a first down in the second half until the final 84 seconds.
Long threw two 18-yard passes to Jonathon Hayes and J.C. Love Jordan during a 57-yard scoring drive that ended with his sneak.