Iowa State coach Matt Campbell expects to see continued growth with the Cyclone program. ISU posted its second straight eight win season after a 28-26 loss to 13th ranked Washington State in the Alamo Bowl and a large number of starters return.
Campbell says next year’s team will have a lot of experience.
Campbell says he will remember this year’s team as gutsy after bouncing back from a 1-3 start.
Iowa makes its sixth appearance in the Outback Bowl Tuesday when the Hawkeyes play 18th ranked Mississippi State. The Hawkeyes are 8-4.
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz.
Mississippi State coach Joe Moorhead was the offensive coordinator at Penn State when the Nittany Lions beat the Hawkeyes in 2016 and 2017.
Bulldog quarterback Nick Fitzgerald has rushed for more than one thousand yards and is similar to Penn State’s Trace McSorley.
Ferentz says with so much time since the final game of the regular season you have to resist the urge to put in a lot of new stuff.
The Hawkeyes need to solve a Mississippi State defense that gives up only 12 points per game.
Mississippi State coach Joe Moorhead says there are some similarities with the Penn State offense.
Moorhead is familiar with the Iowa offense.
Moorhead says Iowa hangs their hat on toughness.
Moorhead says with some much time off before a bowl game it is important to not over analyze.