If the Iowa Hawkeyes have an option quarterback on the roster he will get plenty of work leading up to the January fifth Orange Bowl against Georgia Tech. The Hawkeyes need to find a way to slow down Tech’s option attack that averaged 307 yards on the ground per game.
Ferentz says it’s a challenge to simulate that for the defense and he says it won’t be easy to get the scout team to perform near the level that Georgia Tech will.
The good news is the Hawks will have had a month to prepare to face the offense but Ferentz says it is nothing like they have played against. He says Georgia Tech is better than they were a year ago, and they were pretty good last year.
Ferentz says they his team is unique offensively with so many teams in the spread, but he says the Yellow Jackets are five degrees beyond where they are at.