Terrible half leaves Iowa in major hole

Iowa made a habit out of digging itself holes and climbing out of them in 2009.

Can the Hawkeyes continue the trend tonight at Arizona? It'll be extremely tough.

Iowa turned in its worst half in quite some time against No. 24 Arizona, as miscues in all three phases, particularly special teams, have staked the Wildcats to a 27-7 lead. Quarterback Ricky Stanzi better have some major magic left in him in the second half for Iowa to have any shot at the win.

Special teams has been a problem throughout the Big Ten this year, but Iowa's miscues really are stunning. I rated the Hawkeyes as the league's top special teams unit before the season, but they're struggling big time tonight.

Iowa's star-studded defense doesn't get a pass, either, as Arizona quarterback Nick Foles is having his way with the Hawkeyes tonight.