The Iowa Hawkeyes end their two-game losing streak with a 12-0 win against the Minnesota Gophers on Senior Day and the regular season finale. The Hawkeyes were without Ricky Stanzi again, but they managed to win on great defense. Minnesota had the ball in Iowa territory five times and failed to score all five of them.
Both teams made a lot of offensive mistakes. Adam Weber coughed up the ball once and dropped a snap from the center and got picked off once. James Vandenberg got picked off once and couldn't handle the Gopher blitz.
Iowa only cares about winning. They don't care whether their wins are pretty or ugly as long as they win the game. Their defense has decided the key plays of their wins. They are the first FBS team to win a game to win on two blocked field goals two plays in a row. They did that against Northern Iowa to win 17-16. Northern Iowa was kicking a field goal with 0:07 left in the game, Brodderick Binns blocked the field goal, but Northern Iowa recovered it and the ball didn't cross the line of scrimmage so they got another change. They try again with 0:01 left in the game and Jeremiha Hunter blocked the kick, Iowa recovered and the game ended.
Iowa has had to come back in eight of their ten wins. The only games that Iowa never had to comeback in was Arkansas State and Minnesota.
Let's see if Iowa can make it to a BCS Bowl. Go Hawkeyes.