Iowa Football: Grading All 22 Starters from the Central Michigan Game

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Iowa Football: Grading All 22 Starters from the Central Michigan Game
Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE

It turns out the whole is not always greater than the sum of its parts.

In Iowa's loss against Central Michigan the individual performances failed to illuminate the end result, which was an unmitigated embarrassment for the 2012 Hawkeyes and their beleaguered conference.

Any lingering optimism around the Iowa football program coming into the week has certainly evaporated after watching a MAC team coming off back-to-back 3-9 seasons with a head coach on the hot seat celebrate in the Kinnick Stadium end zone.

The Hawkeyes got enough solid individual performances to win, but fell painfully short in crucial situations and showed a striking lack of discipline, racking up 106 penalty yards, including a 15-yard personal foul that set up Central Michigan's 47-yard game-winning field goal.

Let's break down the production Iowa received from individuals on both sides of the ball.

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