Hawkeye fans were less than convinced that their team was a top-five caliber team coming into the season.
And in the first game of the season, they were two blocked field goals away from confirming those fears.
The crazy thing about Iowa is they keep finding ways to win. Whether it is away from home in Happy Valley or against a team like Arkansas State or an upstart Michigan program one thing is for sure.
Kirk Ferentz's team is for real.
This team could be anything from 2-4 to 6-0, but because of clutch coaching, and clutch performances by the offense, defense and special teams they have achieved the unblemished mark of 6-0.
Each time the media sees a chance to pick against them, they do. And each time, Iowa somehow responds.
This week Wisconsin invites the Hawkeyes into town. If Stanzi and the rest can pull off a win in Wisconsin, watch out officially Big 10 because this year this team is for real.
Believe it or not this may come down to a Nov. 14 showdown against Iowa and Ohio State for all the marbles. And don't be fooled, the Hawkeyes are ready.