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Most depressing November in Iowa history.

The Iowa Hawkeyes had a terrible end of November and arguably an even worse December. But looking at the state of Iowa as a whole, November sucked. It sucked ass. All three of the big state universities went to shit and here are some statistics to prove it:

- In the final 3 regular season games, Iowa, Iowa State, and UNI went a combined 1-8 with the one win over Missouri State.

- Lost to teams with a combined 65-38 record (averages an 8-5 record) and three top-15 teams (#7 Nebraska, #9 Ohio State, #15 Missouri). On other hand, lost to two teams with losing record (Minnesota, Colorado).

- In the three losses to ranked opponents, the teams averaged losing by just 6 points.

 

- All losses were heart-breakers. They include Iowa State holding Missouri to 14 points and losing to fail to become bowl eligible, Iowa losing to Ohio State by 3 on a Terrelle Pryor 4th down conversion, and Iowa State losing by 1 to a top-10 Nebraska in overtime on a failed 2-point conversion.

- Each team had a promising record going into the end-of-season slide. 

Northern Iowa: 6-3 (5-1 conference) ---> 7-5 (6-2)

Iowa: 7-2 (4-1 conference) ---> 7-5 (4-4)

Iowa State: 5-4 (3-2 conference) ---> 5-7 (3-5)

- Last loss of season detrimental to post-season.

Northern Iowa: Loss kicked them out of playoffs

Iowa: Kicked them out of top-25; knocked them to lower bowl

Iowa State: Loss caused bowl ineligibility 

 

I would go more in depth but I am starting to get depressed, so I might later. 

Unless otherwise expressly indicated by BHGP editors, this FanPost is strictly the viewpoint of the author and is not endorsed by BHGP in any way.

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