Iowa Hawkeye Football: 5 Keys to the Game vs. Purdue

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Iowa Hawkeye Football: 5 Keys to the Game vs. Purdue
Jerry Schultheiss-US PRESSWIRE

Iowa is 4-5.

It has lost three straight.

There are no more questions about who this team is. This team is one of the three worst in the conference, and nothing short of a miraculous turnaround is going the change that.

The question is, can this team slip into bowl eligibility?

At this point, it is unlikely, with a road game looming against Michigan and a tough home game against Nebraska, which will end the season.

In order for the Hawkeyes to get to a bowl, they will have to pull a major upset against one of those two.

But before that, they will have to beat their most hated rival, Purdue, a team that is undergoing its own unraveling. On the other hand, unlike Iowa, this will mean the ousting of their head coach at the end of the season or possibly before.

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