Iowa is in danger of closing the season with its longest losing streak since Kirk Ferentz was in his first season in charge of the once-proud program.
Devin Gardner had a lot to do with the latest setback, scoring six touchdowns the first six times No. 23 Michigan had the ball in a 42-17 rout against the Hawkeyes on Saturday.
''Defensively, we didn't have any answers for anything they did,'' Ferentz said.
Offensively, the Hawkeyes didn't fare much better after kicking a field goal early in the second quarter to make it 14-10.
Iowa (4-7, 2-5) was officially eliminated from postseason contention by losing its fifth straight game for the first time since 2000.
''What we have to play for is pride,'' safety Tanner Miller said.
If the Hawkeyes don't upset Nebraska next week at home, the six-game skid will be their longest since losing the last eight games of 1999 in Ferentz's first season as head coach.
''It's not much fun...