Iowa vs Mississippi State Preview

Iowa makes its sixth appearance in the Outback Bowl Tuesday when the Hawkeyes play 18th ranked Mississippi State. The Hawkeyes are 8-4.

That’s 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 so much time off before a bowl game it is important to not over analyze.

Kick off is at 11 am New Years day in Tampa, Florida at Raymond James Stadium.

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