Hawks Highly Motivated to Finish Strong

Even though the Big Ten championship sits out of their reach, the Hawkeyes remain motivated to finish the 2014 season on a high note. They talked about what's on the line in Friday's match-up with Nebraska and what it means to win.

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Even though the Big Ten title is out of reach, Ray Hamilton expects his team to come out strong Friday against Nebraska. In fact, the Iowa tight end easily points to the main motivation every time the Hawkeyes take the field.

"It's pride. It's pride we take in our team," the senior said. "We play for each other."

Iowa and Nebraska share 4-3 conference marks. Iowa owns the Heroes Trophy after handling the Huskers, 38-17, in Lincoln last year.

"I'm not trying to go out of here with a loss," senior linebacker Quinton Alston said about his last game in Kinnick Stadium. "I'm going to do the best that I can and sacrifice all that I can for these fans and my family."

Watch what else the Hawkeyes had to say about the final week of the regular season in this top clips from Tuesday's press conference here at the Hayden Fry Football Complex:

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