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Iowa's Bowl Situation After The Win Over Nebraska

Mekhi Sargent runs for Iowa football.

IOWA CITY, IOWA- NOVEMBER 10: Running back Mekhi Sargent #10 of the Iowa Hawkeyes runs up the field during the first half against defensive back Travis Whillock #7 of the Northwestern Wildcats on November 10, 2018 at Kinnick Stadium, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

Iowa survived a comeback bid by Nebraska on Friday, emerging with a 31-28 victory on a last-second field goal by Miguel Recinos. The win ensured the Cornhuskers wouldn't sneak into a bowl game with a 5-7 record - and bolstered the resume of the Hawkeyes.

Iowa finished the season with an 8-4 record and a 5-4 mark in the Big Ten. The Hawkeyes fell to Wisconsin, Penn State, Purdue and Northwestern.

The Hawkeyes certainly aren't in play for the College Football Playoff, and they can't play in the Rose Bowl. But they should still be heading to a decent game.

The two most-likely bowl games appear to be the Citrus Bowl and the Holiday Bowl. The Holiday Bowl seems to be the favorite right now.

If the Hawkeyes do wind up in the Holiday Bowl, they'll take on a Pac-12 squad. Washington could be the opponent - and it also could be Oregon.

We likely won't know bowl game matchups until next Sunday - after the conference title games are played.

Iowa is one of seven Big Ten teams to be currently eligible for the postseason.