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3 Reasons Why Iowa Hawkeye Fans Should Embrace This Rose Bowl

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Plenty of credit should be given to Kirk Ferentz and his Iowa Hawkeyes for coming oh-so-close to winning the Big Ten championship and getting into the College Football Playoff. A 12-1 record, Big Ten West Division title and an invitation to the Rose Bowl is certainly nothing to be ashamed of. And to be honest, at least in this die-hard Hawkeye fan’s opinion, if Iowa was able to hang on and defeat Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship Game it would have been a disaster for these Hawkeyes to go to the College Football Playoff.