Reese Strickland-US PRESSWIRE
One of the reasons for the Iowa Hawkeyes offensive struggles on Friday was the conservative play-calling by offensive coordinator Greg Davis, who should be replaced over the offseason.
The Hawkeyes only had one drive longer than 24 yards against the Nebraska Cornhuskers and have been one of the worst offensive teams in all of college football this season.
The play-calling at the end of Friday's game was completely inexcusable as well. The Hawkeyes had the ball near midfield in what would be their next to last possession of the game and opted to run three straight halfback dives.
Thanks to a defensive stop, the Hawkeyes got the ball back with one final chance to make something happen on offense, but a short pass play was called after a rush by Mark Weisman ran more than 30 seconds off of the clock.
Alonzo Whaley jumped the short pass and hauled in the game-winning interception.
The Hawkeyes needed to take more chances in the fourth quarter with the wind at their backs, and the man to blame for the ultra conservative play-calling is Davis.