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Iowa football: Wisconsin’s surprising loss doesn’t change Hawks path

After Wisconsin lost to Illinois on a last-second field goal Saturday, I began seeing quite a few posts from Iowa football fans about how big of a deal this was for the Hawks.

Let me put it bluntly, it really wasn’t.

To win the Big Ten West, the Iowa football team needs to have the least amount of conference losses and if there are any ties, it needs to have won the head-to-head matchup against that tie.

With the loss to Illinois, Wisconsin sits with one loss in the conference. The Iowa football team has two and Minnesota has zero.