Posted by Adam Jacobi
Perhaps nobody in the country has had a happier Halloween weekend than the Iowa Hawkeyes, who spoiled Michigan State's perfect season with a 37-6 throttling at Kinnick Stadium. And being that this is Halloween, plenty of folks in the house celebrated the occasion by dressing up -- including Iowa's mascot, Herky himself.
The Captain America outfit isn't exactly a random choice; Iowa quarterback and captain Ricky Stanzi is famously patriotic, and the Hawkeyes have gone all-on on the concept for Stanzi this season. The team's senior poster features an American flag motif, the band plays "Born in the USA," and now the mascot's in on the act. Doubtless, Stanzi will reward all involved with Cabinet positions when he's elected President in 2012 (we expect an age exemption to be granted by Congress or whoever).