Who were they really?
Were the 2009 Hawkeyes the team that took Ohio State to overtime? And were they perhaps a quarterback injury away from an undefeated regular season? Or was Iowa a team that eked out victories against Northern Iowa, Penn State, Wisconsin, Michigan State and Indiana? “We were really close to having a better season (than 11-2),” Ferentz told Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook, “but we were equally as close to being right in the middle of the pack.”