The Iowa Hawkeyes close out the home season by hosting seventh ranked Ohio State. To have a chance the Iowa offense will need to do a better job in the red zone and on third down than it has in the last two weeks and the defense needs to find a way to get a versatile Ohio State offense off the field.
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz who says Ohio State quarterback Terrell Pryor has improved over last year, and is explosive and dangerous.
Ferentz says the Iowa offense will need to convert when it gets the chance, and says it is a tough challenge.
Iowa State needs a win over Missouri tonight to play in a second straight bowl game. I.S.U. coach Paul Rhoads says a win would be big for the program. He says going to back to back bowl games and finishing in the upper half of the division would be important to moving things ahead.
This will be the final home game for a senior class that includes some players who have been through two coaching changes. Rhoads says those players have embraced him and his staff and gone out and performed and led in great fashion.
With quarterback Austen Arnaud sidelined with a knee injury Jerome Tiller will get the start. Rhoads expects Mizzou to bring pressure.