Iowa stumbled through its seventh win of the year against its hated rival, Purdue.
That makes win No. 7, and while win No. 6 secured bowl eligibility, this victory iced it, and let's face it, seven wins is a lot more respectable than six.
Of course, eight wins would be bordering on the record of a quality team, but it's not yet time to go there.
In effect, there is one regular season left this year for both the Hawkeyes and all of their Big Ten brethren.
Therefore, the bowl picture is beginning to take shape, and we can prognosticate, within a reasonable degree of certainty, where the Hawks will end up bowling, as well as which opponent they will face.