In the glorious game of college football, few things are as exceedingly satisfying as a dominant victory leading into a bye week.
This is the mindset of Iowa fans entering the weekend, with images of the Hawkeyes rolling previously unbeaten Minnesota fresh in their minds, and the looming anxiety of their first true road test at Michigan State delayed for a week.
Theoretically, these are great weekends to accomplish things around the house that go overlooked on a typical Hawkeye game day.
As glorious as college football is, few things provoke the level of neurosis in otherwise reasonable men as an entire week analyzing their team without the relief of the evolving narrative a typical Saturday provides.
In that spirit, let’s take a look at the five biggest disappointments through the first five weeks of the Hawkeyes’ 2012 campaign.