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QB Dan Persa done for season

Updated: November 13, 2010, 6:12 PM ET
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com

Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa will undergo season-ending surgery Saturday night after rupturing his Achilles tendon in a 21-17 win against No. 13 Iowa.

Persa suffered the injury after throwing the game-winning touchdown pass to Demetrius Fields with 1:22 remaining. The junior completed 32 of 43 passes for 318 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.

"He'll be back and ready to for his senior year," coach Pat Fitzgerald said. "When you look at the first chapter for him ...

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