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The Iowa Hawkeyes celebrated a big win over Nebraska on Friday to win the Heroes Trophy, but head coach Kirk Ferentz had to deal with a little pain and blood during the celebration.

As Ferentz celebrated with his players on the field after a game-winning field goal, he was accidentally head-butted by starting quarterback Nate Stanley Jr. Fortunately, he fought through the pain and gave a great interview all while looking like an MMA fighter in the process.

The elation from winning certainly had to help the veteran coach forget about the busted lip. Winning has become a tradition as of late for Ferentz with four consecutive eight-win seasons after Saturday’s win.

It also helps that Ferentz received a $500,000 bonus for Iowa’s big win on Friday. $500K should be more than enough to buy some ice to tend to that busted lip and it should help with even more celebrating too.

Matt Johnson
Writer at Sportsnaut. Journalism student at San Diego State University. Seen on MSN. Previously: eDraft, The Connection