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Hawkeyes plagued by second half issues.

Iowa is now 2-2 in Big Ten play. Iowa is now 2-2 in Big Ten play.


Iowa snapped a two-game losing streak in Big Ten play and is now a win away from being bowl eligible following it's 17-10 overtime victory against Northwestern.

But, is there cause for concern?

After jumping out to a 10-nothing halftime lead, the Hawkeyes were shut out in the second half before winning in overtime.

In fact, the second half of games have not been kind to the Black and Gold in Big Ten play.

Iowa has been outscored 57-13 in the final two quarters.

It's a trend they're working to overcome.

"If you don't win close games, the season is not going to go how you want," Head Coach Kirk Ferentz said.  "If you can win close games, you give yourself a much better chance because that's the nature of conference play. 
It comes down to how you finish games.  It's something we have not done the last two times out certainly we haven't been able to get it done in the second half."

The Hawkeyes will try to become bowl eligible with a win over Wisconsin next weekend.


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