Iowa Hawkeyes vs Kentucky Wildcats
How To Watch:
Date: Saturday, December 31st
Game Time: 12:00 p.m. EST
Venue: Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
Record: Iowa (7-5), Kentucky (7-5)
Things To Know
– These two teams met last year in the Citrus Bowl with the Wildcats coming out on top by a score of 20-17.
– Kentucky enters this contest having split their last six games. It has been a struggle this season for the Wildcats to maintain any sort of consistency.
-Iowa comes in having won four of six games. The Hawkeyes lost last time out at home against Nebraska
Why Kentucky Will Win
With quarterback Will Levis not playing in this game, the hope for the Wildcats is to have their weapons on offense cause issues for the Iowa secondary. If they can get into a nice rhythm and win their matchups, Kentucky will have an advantage,
Kentucky has a better offense than Iowa, even with their missing pieces, so the Wildcat defense will be key in this game. Limiting Iowa on offense will win them this matchup.
Why Iowa Will Win
Kentucky is missing some of their key players and will be putting players in positions that are inexperienced. Iowa has a good defense so forcing the Wildcats out of their game will be key here. They have the defense to get to the quarterback and causes problems.
If Iowa can generate enough offense to keep Kentucky off the field, they will win this game. They can make life tough on whoever suits up at quarterback for Kentucky and that will be what ends up winning this game for them.
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