Posted: 1/2/2017 12:12:04 PM
2 of the top defenses in the country and 2 of the lowest-ranked offenses, Both teams are tied for ninth nationally in scoring defense, giving up 215 pts in 12 games (17.9 per game).
Gators finished the regular season ranked No. 6 in total defense in FBS, giving up 298.6 yards per game
Gators are second-worst red zone offense, coming away with points a pathetic 70% of the time.
Hawkeyes 26th in the country in total defense, allowing 352.8 yards per game
Hawkeyes, losers of 4 straight bowls going back to 2010
Hawkeyes offense is bad.Hawkeye offense has converted just 15-of-65 third down plays over the last 5 games
Hawkeyes 12th in the nation in red zone defense – teams are scoring just 74% of the time inside the 20 – while the Hawkeye offense is among the best in college football from close, scoring 92% of the time.
Whoever gets to 20pts wins?..This will all be about field positioning and i think Iowa slighty has the better kicker here.