Iowa and Iowa State must now wait a couple of weeks to find out where they will head for bowl games. The Hawkeyes are up 2 spots to 11 in the latest Bowl Championship Series standings and figure to have a good shot at landing in the Fiesta Bowl.
Iowa is 10-2 after wrapping up the regular season with a 12-0 win over Minnesota. It was a struggle for the offense but the defense dominated the Gophers and it was the Hawkeyes first back to back shut outs of the Gophers since the mid 1950s.
Iowa state could be headed to the Insight Bowl. The Cyclones finished the regular season 6-6 after a 34-24 loss at Missouri. But are bowl eligible under first year coach Paul Rhoads.
A season that began with a near stunning upset of Iowa has ended with no post season for U.N.I. The Panthers did not earn an at large spot in the FBS playoffs after a last second 22-20 loss at Illinois State on Saturday. The Panthers finished the season with a record of 7-4.
Missouri Valley champ Southern Illinois and runner up South Dakota State both made the playoffs.