Iowa lost to Purdue and Northwestern in October — then the Hawkeyes flipped the calendar.

In November, the Hawkeyes bounced back from those two losses and have run off four-straight wins. Three of those wins have been by 20+ points, over Michigan State, Minnesota and Penn State. The Hawkeyes beat Nebraska last Saturday, 26-20.

Iowa running back Mekhi Sargent has been a key force in the Hawkeyes run, scoring a touchdown in four straight games, and has five overall. Sargent leads the team in touchdowns with seven.

Sargent commented on the Iowa 4-0 run.

“That’s a testament to the hard work we put in,” said Sargent. “It was a bad feeling losing two games out of the jump. We had to learn pretty quickly that nothing will be handed to us. We had to earn it.”

The Hawkeyes will head to Champaign to take on Illinois on Saturday, Dec. 5 with a 2:30PM kickoff.

After taking on the Illini, Iowa will have a tough task is at hand on Saturday, Dec. 12, when they host Wisconsin. The Hawkeyes will have a chance to snap a four-game losing streak to the Badgers in a battle for the Heartland Trophy.

Wisconsin has won seven of the last eight games between the two foes.