The season is only three weeks old and it seems as though it's been a roller-coaster.
In effect, it's impossible to say "never" as it concerns the 2012 Iowa Hawkeyes, or any Kirk Ferentz-coached Hawkeye squad for that matter.
Nonetheless, their opponent this week—the Central Michigan Chippewas—are tied for the 103rd-worst program in the country between 2010-2011, their first two seasons under head coach Dan Enos.
This incarnation of the Chippewas is Enos' best squad yet, but that may not mean much.
In CMU's previous two games, it got shellacked by Michigan State and squeaked by FCS Southeast Missouri State, 38-27.
Of course, that 11 points also represents how many points Iowa beat FCS Northern Iowa by.
Regardless, Iowa should have the decisive advantage over the Chippewas in every conceivable area, though CMU does have a good group of offensive skill position players.
In effect, if Central Michigan wins, it says more about the Hawkeyes than the Chippewas.
Therefore, for the Hawkeyes, this game should be a case of fixing any loose ends and getting ready for the Big Ten schedule.