Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz says how the Hawks fare in Saturday’s Alamo Bowl against Texas will depend upon how much improvement they have made in the last month. The Hawkeyes finished a disappointing 6-6 and take on a Longhorn team that closed out the regular season 9-3.
Ferentz says they’re back to square one and need to worry about correcting the mistakes they’ve made individually and collectively. Ferentz says it would be great to end with a win no matter how the regular season turned out. He says they look at it the same way they do every bowl game, they want to win and send the seniors out on a good note. Ferentz says they can also get a bounce for next season by winning.
Ferentz says after a disappointing regular season they have a chance to finish on a high note. He says they didn’t play their best game at the end of the year. Ferentz says it’s hard to stop when you didn’t play your best, and he hopes they will improve for the bowl game.
Ferentz says the Hawks will need to be a lot better this weekend than they were at the end of the regular season. He says Texas is a very good football team and his team needs to play well to have a chance.
Running back Albert Young says eliminating mistakes is a key. Young says they’ve killed themselves as a team with the mistakes. Texas quarterback Colt McCoy was cleared to play after being injured late in the Longhorns loss at Texas A@M. Iowa senior safety Marcus Paschal says they are preparing for McCoy and don’t expect to see anything different if he does not play.
Paschal says they’ll have the same type of offense regardless of who plays. He says the Texas offense will rally around the quarterback, no matter who it is.