The Iowa Hawkeyes (7-5) and Boston College Eagles (7-5) will clash Wednesday in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium, and points figure to be at a premium when the Big Ten-ACC showdown unfolds. "We're focusing on (Boston College) and getting ready to get on the field".
"Not one person on this team has been part of a win in a bowl game".
Paulsen's only other start came in a 28-0 win at IL in 2016, but offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz said the sophomore is up to the assignment.
Wadley enters Iowa's bowl game with 34 career rushing touchdowns, third all-time on the Hawkeyes' career list and two behind the 36 Bettendorf's Tavian Banks ran for during his career from 1994-97.
The New Era Pinstripe Bowl marks the first meeting between Iowa and Boston College. "That's something we want to focus on and try to make happen". "It's a monkey we need to get off our back".
Late-season change: Quarterback Darius Wade will make his third start of the season against Iowa, extending a string of starts which began after redshirt freshman Anthony Brown suffered a season-ending knee injury during a November 11 game against North Carolina State.
Missing end: Boston College will again be without one of its top defensive players in its game against Iowa.
Among current National Football League players, the two best by far are two of the best at their position: Ryan, who guided the Atlanta Falcons to last year's Super Bowl loss to the New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly.
The Hawkeyes have been outscored 59-3 in the first quarter of the five most recent bowls they have played, setting the tone for results which have taken the shine off of plenty of seasons. That game set the attendance record for the now eight-year-old bowl game, with 49,012 in attendance.
Harold Landry, a third-team all-ACC selection at defensive end, will not play in the Pinstripe Bowl because of an ankle injury which has kept him out of the Eagles' last four games.
"... Typically, we're not favored in bowl games, but we weren't favored against Ohio State either and we were able to win that". It really comes down to trying to win a football game and navigating the uniqueness of the month of December.
"They're big, physical, tough, all those things, " Wadley said.
Iowa football has been around since 1888. Iowa is the only team in the nation to lose a bowl in each of the last four seasons. The Hawkeyes scored 44 points at Iowa State, 55 points in a 31-point win over Ohio State and 56 points at Nebraska in the finale.
"It's something we might be look at, " Parker said. "It won't be easy". Boston College is a good, hard-nosed football team. "They've got our attention and we'll put everything we have into it".
Jewell, who joined teammate Josh Jackson on the postseason awards circuit earlier this month, wants his last game to be a memorable occasion.
"It's the last time I'm ever going to play with this team, the last time I'll play for these coaches and for Iowa. It's means a lot", Jewell said.
Jewell said Monday the Hawkeyes' preparation has gone well.
"I feel like it's a real special opportunity", Wadley said of the homecoming, according to Land of 10's Bobby La Gesse. It's been a good month. They probably have a good idea on what we're doing. "Getting eight wins, that's a lot better than 7-6 and we're working to get that done".
With time ticking down until kickoff, here's a rundown of when and where you can catch all the action along with a preview of notable players to watch in the Bronx.