It's difficult to say exactly how badly the Iowa Hawkeyes performed in their 14-38 loss to the Penn State Nittany Lions.
Numbers don't quite describe it, as 14-38 makes it look like the Hawkeyes showed up.
The reality is Iowa was down 31-0 at the end of the third quarter.
The defensive line had possibly its worst game of the season, the back seven missed tackles, Mike Meyer missed two field-goal kicks and the offense was deplorable.
It didn't help that Penn State had a terrific game.
But how much does this loss tell Hawkeye fans about what they can expect from Iowa for the rest of the season?