A season with very few peaks and a lot of valleys ended in embarrassing fashion for the Iowa Hawkeyes who were steamrolled at Nebraska 20-7. The Huskers dominated every phase of they game.
The running game churned out 221 yards on the ground, the defense shut down the Hawkeyes, who needed a late touchdown to avoid their first shutout in more than 11 years. In fact, things were so bad that Nebraska’s Taylor Martinez and his nearly side arm delivery was clearly the better passer.
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says Nebraska is a good football team when they are playing well and said they played well against his team today. Ferentz says the Huskers didn’t play well last week but did in this game.
The Hawkeyes owned field position in the first quarter but failed to come away with points on three drives into Nebraska territory. Ferentz says they didn’t finish drives and were not able to do anything in Nebraska’s territory. He says the game turned on the 80-yard Nebraska drive where they scored their first touchdown.
Now, less than two years after winning the Orange Bowl the Iowa program has plunged into mediocrity with a second straight 7-5 season, including a 4-4 mark in the Big Ten.