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Michigan escaped Northwestern on Saturday, keeping its slim Big Ten title hopes alive. Unfortunately, Nebraska did the same with a 32-23 win over Penn State. Two games remain for both team, one of which is a common opponent – Iowa. The Hawkeyes are ready for the season – and perhaps Kirk Ferentz’s job – to end after four straight losses, the most recent of which at the hands of the hapless Purdue Boilermakers.
Iowa sits at 4-6 overall, 2-4 in the Big Ten. The only wins are a one-point win over Northern Illinois, Northern Iowa, Minnesota, and a double-overtime victory at Michigan State. Since then, Iowa has lost to Penn State, Northwestern, Indiana, and Purdue and also lost to Iowa State and Central Michigan. If you can’t tell, Iowa is not a good football team by any stretch of the imagination. However, the Hawkeyes will be fighting for the postseason this week, needing to beat both Michigan and Nebraska to earn a bowl bid. Let’s take a look at Iowa.