Iowa survived the showdown with neighboring Nebraska, after blowing a 15-point fourth quarter lead. The Hawkeyes won a last-second field goal by Miguel Recinos, and that set off a celebration. Included in that celebration, apparently, was quarterback Nathan Stanley head-butting Kirk Ferentz.
The after-effects of that head butt were still visible as Ferentz powered through his postgame interview looking like he had just gotten into an eight-round fight, bleeding from his lip and cut below the eye. He’ll be able to pay for the co-pay on this one, though, since he got a $500,000 bonus for getting to 8 wins on the season.