The Hawkeyes won despite committing four turnovers, although they came up with a big turnover themselves when they recovered a Devin Gardner fumble with 2:12 remaining after the Wolverines had driven into Iowa territory.
Iowa has assured itself of a bowl bid. The Hawkeyes are 7-4 after going 4-8 last season, and by beating Nebraska can force a two-way tie or three-way tie for second place in the Legends Division.
Iowa’s four losses are to teams that have a combined record of 41-3 (Northern Illinois, 11-0; Michigan State, 10-1; Ohio State, 11-0; Wisconsin, 9-2). All four are in the BCS top 20.
– Brian Rosenthal