It's been quite the turnaround of late for the 2022 Iowa Hawkeye football program. On Saturday, the team hung tough against a good Minnesota team, and ultimately picked up the 13-10 victory.

This Saturday, the team will look to prolong their season even further, as with a win the Hawkeyes will be crowned champions of the Big Ten West.

The team currently holds the tiebreaker against the Purdue Boilermakers, who the Hawkeyes defeated back on November 5th 24-3.

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That's the one scenario that Hawkeye fans will be tuned into on Saturday when Iowa plays host to Nebraska. If the Hawkeyes win, they will take on the winner of Michigan and Ohio State in Indianapolis.

If they were to lose, the door is open for either Purdue or Illinois to take the crown, but the Hawkeyes could also lose and still represent the West a week from Saturday if both other programs were to lose their games. Clear as mud, right?

If Illinois stumbles against Northwestern and Purdue coughs one up against Indiana, then Iowa becomes the top team in the tiebreaker scenarios even if they lose to Nebraska. Iowa comes out on top of a three-team tiebreaker with the Hawkeyes, Purdue, and the winner of the Wisconsin-Minnesota game.

Iowa has won four straight contests to reach their current mark of 7-4. Things looked pretty bleak not too long ago when the program was 3-4 and coming off of a 54-10 loss at home to Ohio State.

Now, Kirk Ferentz has his Hawkeyes poised for yet another Big Ten title game appearance, with just the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the way this Saturday in Iowa City.


Ten Most Disappointing Minnesota Sports Seasons

The 2021 Minnesota Twins entered the season with high expectations, but unfortunately, they've made the list of most disappointing Minnesota teams of all time.

Disappointment is a common feeling for Minnesota sports fans as the years continue. Following the NBA Championship win for Milwaukee, SportsCenter was quick to point out that Minnesota has the current longest streak of seasons without a championship appearance in the four major sports (MLB/NBA/NFL/NHL). The Minnesota Lynx also chimed in on the stat after claiming four championships since 2011.

The ten teams that are on this list all follow a similar pattern. The year prior was either a great season with a playoff run or one that featured a strong core of players that appeared to have taken the next step. Offseason/preseason expectations were high with even Las Vegas oddsmakers believing in a deep run. Unfortunately, those preseason expectations fell short for the following teams. None of the teams listed below made the playoffs.

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