(USA TODAY) -- Outback Bowl in Tampa | No. 14 LSU (9-3) vs. Iowa (8-4)
Time/TV: 1 p.m. ET/ESPN. Surface: Grass.
Glantz-Culver line: LSU by 8. Sagarin difference: LSU by 7.53.
Bowl records: Iowa 14-11-1, LSU 22-21-1. Series: Iowa 1-0 (30-25 in 2005 Capital One Bowl).
Yes, that lone encounter between these two was memorable - or at least
the ending was as Drew Tate and Warren Holloway hooked up for an
improbable 56-yard touchdown on the game's final play.
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year's version of the Hawkeyes hasn't been as explosive, but Iowa is
quite happy to be here nonetheless after going 4-8 a year ago.
QB Jake Rudock relies on a rotation of running backs, with Mark Weisman
doing most of the heavy lifting. Tigers LB Lamin Barrow should be busy.
does have a fair bit of offensive firepower, but the absence of
triggerman Zach Mettenberger (knee) could dampen it. Taking over at
quarterback will be freshman Anthony Jennings. He has superb talent on
the outside with WRs Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry, and he'll have
to use them to keep Iowa LB Anthony Hitchens from paying too much
attention to TB Jeremy Hill.
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