No. 10 Iowa solved Tech's explosive triple option and Ricky Stanzi threw two early touchdown passes for a 24-14 victory Tuesday night.
Despite a temperature of 49 degrees at kickoff, the Hawkeyes had Tech sweating from the start. The ninth-ranked Yellow Jackets averaged 35 points during the regular season, but their only score in the first three quarters came on Jerrard Tarrant's 40-yard interception return.
"This was Hawkeye weather," Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said. "We feel right at home right now."
The Hawkeyes (11-2) earned their first Bowl Championship Series bowl win, matched the school record for victories and could claim their highest final ranking since finishing No. 3 in 1960.
Atlantic Coast Conference champion Georgia Tech (11-3) totaled nine first downs and 155 yards, both season lows.
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Big Ten rolls this year. Even the losses were extremely competetive. It appears that the BT at 4-3 is the red headed ba$tard stepchild no longer.
Posted by traderrob at 5:55 AM