Kirk Ferentz spoke this week ahead of Iowa’s regular season finale against Wisconsin on Saturday, the Iowa head coach talking about an important game as well as the impact of this senior class. For the 5-2 Hawkeyes, winners of five straight, it is an important game and a possible statement in a wild season for the Big Ten.

Iowa, to their credit, overcame a slow start to rattle off some impressive wins. And while Wisconsin (2-2) has struggled this season, they are still No. 25 in the latest AP Top 25 Poll and would represent a quality win for Iowa and Ferentz.

This year will be the eighth straight season that Iowa will make a bowl game, an impressive run that also includes five-straight years of finishing the season ranked.

Here is what Ferentz had to say during his media availability ahead of hosting the Badgers on Saturday: