Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz looked as if he’d survived a Black Friday skirmish at Walmart after the Hawkeyes beat visiting Nebraska on Friday, winning 31-28 on Miguel Recinos’ 41-yard field goal as time expired.

Ferentz walked off the field with a bloodied mouth, courtesy of a head-butt from his quarterback, Nate Stanley.

The victory was Iowa’s eighth of the season, triggering a $500,000 bonus for Ferentz. 

That makes it totally worth it. 

If someone said you can take a head butt for 500 grand, I’d ask where do I sign up.