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Iowa Hawkeyes College Football Betting

Iowa Hawkeyes College Football Betting

The Iowa Hawkeyes and head coach Kirk Ferentz are often criticized for an offense that is among the worst in the game. But thanks to superior defense and kicking teams, Iowa won the West Division to make the Big Ten championship game. Iowa’s “reward” was a date with the Michigan Wolverines in Indianapolis. As expected, Iowa lost in dominant fashion. Now, the Hawkeyes will prepare to face Tennessee in the Citrus Bowl.

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Iowa Hawkeyes +8.5

Tennessee Volunteers -8.5

Total: 36.5

Money Line: Iowa +256, Tennessee -315

Iowa Hawkeyes Weekly Matchup

On Monday, January 1, 2024, the Iowa Hawkeyes of the Big Ten will face the Tennessee Volunteers of the SEC in the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, FL. Kickoff time is 1 p.m. ET, with television coverage on ESPN.

Last game, the Tennessee Volunteers won 48-24 against the Vanderbilt Commodores as 27-point home favorites. The game went over the total of 56.5. Tennessee has a record of 8-4 straight up, 6-6 against the spread, and 6-5-1 over/under the total.

Tennessee ranks 18th in total offense, 47th for passing, 13th for rushing, and 41st for scoring. Defensively, they rank 40th overall, 80th against the pass, 25th against the rush, and 39th for points allowed. Also, UT ranks 84th for fewest turnovers lost and 76th for takeaways.

Tennessee may have taken a step back in 2023, but it will be a team getting plenty of future market love in 2024. The Vols bring a significant offensive advantage to this matchup.

Iowa Hawkeyes Weekly Recap

Last game, the Iowa Hawkeyes lost 26-0 against the Michigan Wolverines as 21.5-point dogs. The game went under the total of 35.5. Iowa has a record of 10-3 straight up, 6-6-1 against the spread, and 2-11 over/under the total. Iowa ranks 133rd for total offense, 130th for passing, 109th for rushing and 130th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 5th overall, 9th against the pass, 13th against the rush, and 4th for points allowed. Also, Iowa ranks 118th for fewest turnovers lost and 73rd for takeaways.

Michigan's defense had three sacks and three fumble recoveries.

Iowa was limited to 155 total yards of offense.

Morgan's punt return was the highlight of the first half, which ended with Michigan up 10-0.

Iowa's seven first-half possessions ended with six punts and a turnover.

The pivotal play of the game came early in the third quarter. Pass-rusher Mike Sainristil struck Iowa quarterback Deacon Hill's throwing hand as Hill attempted a pass. Initially, the play was ruled an incompletion. Upon review, it was ruled a fumble and a recovery by Michigan's Josh Wallace at the Iowa 12, even though the officials were blowing the play dead almost simultaneously.

An unsportsmanlike penalty against the Hawkeyes staff moved the ball half the distance to the goal line. Corum scored on the next play from 6 yards out.

Hill completed 18 of 32 passes for 120 yards for Iowa.

2023 Iowa Hawkeyes Football Schedule

Sep 2 vs. Utah State W 24-14 1-0
Sep 9 at Iowa State W 20-13 2-0
Sep 16 vs. Western Michigan W 41-10 3-0
Sep 23 at Penn State L 0-31 3-1
Sep 30 vs. Michigan State W 26-16 4-1
Oct 7 vs. Purdue W 20-14 5-1
Oct 14 at Wisconsin W 15-6 6-1
Oct 21 vs. Minnesota L 10-12 6-2
Nov 4 at Northwestern W 10-7 7-2
Nov 11 vs. Rutgers W 22-0 8-2
Nov 18 vs. Illinois W 15-13 9-2
Nov 24 at Nebraska W 13-10 10-2

The Iowa Hawkeyes have a proud tradition and one of college football's most passionate and devoted fan bases. Iowa has 13 conference championships and five division titles. They won the national championship in 1921, 1922, 1956, 1958, and 1960.

Howard Jones, Forest Evashevski, Hayden Fry, and Kirk Ferentz are legendary coaches that are on the Iowa Mt. Rushmore.

Ferentz took over for Fry in 1999 and led the Hawkwe4yuees to four top-9 or better finishes from 2002 through 2009. In recent years, Iowa has been a consistent top-25 program.

Fans have become increasingly frustrated with the lack of game-breaking talent on the Hawkeyes. Iowa is in the second tier of Big Ten contenders. And fans are running out of patience.

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2023 College Football Schedule

Alabama Crimson Tide Auburn Tigers Baylor Bears
Clemson Tigers Colorado Buffaloes Florida Gators
Florida State Seminoles Georgia Bulldogs Illinois Fighting Illini
Iowa Hawkeyes Kansas State Wildcats LSU Tigers
Miami-FL Hurricanes Michigan Wolverines Mississippi Rebels
North Carolina State Wolfpack North Carolina Tar Heels Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Ohio State Buckeyes Oklahoma Sooners Oklahoma State Cowboys
Oregon Ducks Oregon State Beavers Penn State Nittany Lions
South Carolina Gamecocks TCU Horned Frogs Tennessee Volunteers
Texas Longhorns Texas A&M Aggies Texas Tech Red Raiders
Tulane Green Wave UCLA Bruins USC Trojans
Utah Utes Washington Huskies Wisconsin Badgers

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