The Iowa Hawkeyes close out the regular season with three of the last four games at home as they are firmly in the drivers seat for the Big Ten title. Ricky Stanzi hit Marvin McNutt with an eight yard touchdown pass on the game’s final play as the Hawks edged Michigan State 15-13 and now stand 8-0 for the first time in the program’s history.
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says the last two series were a big swing of emotions both directions, but his team never gave up. He says they believe in themselves and are resilient.
Next up are home games against Indiana and Northwestern and while the schedule appears to be a little easier the next couple of weeks Ferentz says each week there are stunning upset across the country.
He says it is the nature of college football as there are a lot of tough games. Ferentz says every team wants to win and every win you get you have to feel fortunate.
Iowa moved up to fourth in the latest BCS rankings out Sunday.