For all the struggles Iowa had on Saturday against Wisconsin, it actually had a chance to tie the game late in the fourth quarter when trailing 14-6. But coach Kirk Ferentz elected to attempt a 38-yard field goal on 4th-and-5 from the Wisconsin 20-yard line.
Keith Duncan missed it with 5:25 left on the clock. The Badgers wound up winning 17-9 after the teams each kicked a field goal in the final minutes.
Iowa, of course, could have tied the game with a touchdown and two-point conversion. Ferentz said the Hawkeyes would have needed to score twice.
“The situation we were in, we felt that was the best play,” Ferentz said.
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Technically, Iowa would have needed to score twice — the touchdown and the conversion. But by kicking the field goal, had it been successful, the Hawkeyes still would have needed a touchdown to take the lead.