Iowa is expected to snap its longest losing streak in 13 years on Saturday when it hosts Missouri State.
The Hawkeyes certainly can't afford to let a shot at a win over an FCS school pass them by.
Iowa (0-1) showed signs of progress in last week's opener against Northern Illinois.
But a late interception by new quarterback Jake Rudock paved the way for a 30-27 win for the Huskies.
The loss made it seven straight since last season for the Hawkeyes, who haven't been on such a skid since dropping 13 in a row in 1999-2000.
Missouri State (0-1) is 1-28 against FBS schools, and last week the Bears lost at home to Northwestern State.