One reporter did not do his homework. Or maybe he just didn’t flip on any college football for the majority of the season.

On Tuesday, Kirk Ferentz was surrounded by a hoard of Rose Bowl media folk. The Iowa coach is as polite as can be when answering questions, even when the questions have a huge fact error.

An unnamed reporter was under the impression that Iowa lost in the season opener. He got a reminder from Ferentz that the Hawkeyes actually ran the table in the regular season and didn’t lose until the B1G Championship against Michigan State.

Here was how the awkward sequence that played out:

We all make mistakes, but asking a horribly-flawed question to a Rose Bowl coach is a pretty tough pill to swallow.