The Purdue Boilermakers did everything they could to hand the Iowa Hawkeyes the win—unforced fumbles, missed field goals, undisciplined penalties—but the Hawks weren't biting. They lost and the whole team, especially the coaches, deserved the loss.
In effect, Iowa dropped to 4-6. Its bowl hopes are all but smashed and morale in Iowa City is lower than it's been in over a decade.
Odds are good that Iowa will lose its next two—a roadie against Michigan and a home game against likely division-champion Nebraska. These are the only 2012 games the Hawks will play against ranked teams.
Provided things shake down that way, Iowa will have lost six in a row to end the season. The last time that happened was 1999—Kirk Ferentz's first season in Iowa City.
Moreover, the Hawkeyes will end this year with a losing record in the once impenetrable Kinnick Stadium, also a first since 2000.
But the ugly numbers don't end there.