ESPN's FPI projects Iowa as a big favorite in bowl game vs. Missouri
ESPN’s FPI has Iowa as a huge favorite going into their Music City Bowl game against Missouri of the SEC.
According to the FPI, Iowa has a 78.9% chance to win the game and finish 7-2 on the season. This isn’t too surprising as Missouri isn’t ranked and finished 5-5 for the regular season.
It’s been a pretty good season for the Hawkeyes, especially after their 0-2 start. They won six straight games to end the season and the most amount of points they allowed in that span was 21 (twice).
Iowa also finished the regular season ranked No. 15 in the country and second in the Big Ten West division. Quarterback Spencer Petras enjoyed a fine season as he threw for 1,569 yards with nine touchdown passes to five interceptions.
For rushing, running back Tyler Goodson led the team in that category with 762 yards and seven touchdowns. His longest run on the season was for 80 yards.
Kickoff for the game will be on Dec. 30 at 4 p.m. ET.