Iowa quarterback Drew Tate’s run to be the all Big Ten first team quarterback is even more impressive considering the type of offense he directed. Numerous injuries up front and at running back left the Hawkeyes without much of a ground game. Still, Tate led the Hawks to a 9-2 record and a co-Big Ten championship. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says Tate excelled under some adverse conditions with a lack of a running game and injuries to linement. He says they didn’t have a lot of different dimensions and everyone knew that. Ferentz says the last ballgame was the most remarkable as Tate threw two interceptions and looked to be on track for a bad game. But, he says Tate bounced back and went on to lead the team to a win. The Hawkeyes will play in the Capital One Bowl in Orlando on New Years Day.
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