Nov 23, 2013; University Park, PA, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers running back Imani Cross (32) runs the ball during the fourth quarter against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium. Nebraska defeated Penn State 23-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O

Iowa Hawkeyes riding high into Lincoln


Nebraska’s next opponent, Iowa, comes to Lincoln riding the momentum of its 24-21 come-from-behind victory Saturday over Michigan.

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

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