It is looking less and less likely that Iowa is heading for a bowl game.

The Hawkeyes have been in the midst of some pretty serious struggles with COVID-19, their issues with the coronavirus perhaps now at the point that they will need to forego this week’s Music City Bowl against Missouri. The team had to suspend practice several days ago as they dealt with the pandemic spreading through their program.

There are differing reports about the status of the program playing in the bowl game appears fuzzy. On Saturday, the team resumed practice. Now it appears that Missouri could be on the outs and another scenario, possibly involving a different team in the game, could play out.

It is a tough blow for Iowa. The team started out 0-2 only to rebound and win their next six games. They finished the regular season at No. 15 with a 6-2 record and with some serious momentum.

A win against a 5-5 Missouri team in the bowl game would have been a nice reward given their sloppy and slow start to the 2020 season.