The Hawks are working hard on prep for the Outback Bowl and their foe, the LSU Tigers. As fans get set to bolt down to FLA, here's a wrap on what Iowa is facing.

Tiger QB Zach Mettenberger is a player that Iowa won't have to deal with. Before a knee injury knocked him out, this 6'5" 230-pound senior had one hell of a season. Over 3000 yards, 64% completions, and 22 TDs.
His favorite target this season was Junior WR Jarvis Landry: 75 catches for over 1100 yards and 10 sixes. Look for #80 and how the Iowa defensive backfield handles this guy. Filling in for Mettenberger is freshman Anthony Jennings, who has only thrown 10 passes this year. LSU Coach Les Miles had this to say about Jennings on the school's website: "The good news is that Anthony has been preparing all along. We're not in a position that we have to change a lot. We will run our offense just the way it is. That will benefit him because that is what he has been doing the entire year anyways."

LSU has won 5 of their last 7, only dropping games to Alabama and a tight loss to Ol' Miss. They finished in 3rd in the SEC West at 9-3 overall and have one of the most balanced offenses in the nation. RB Jeremy Hill averaged 6.8 yards per carry and scored 14 TDs.

Here's hoping we can open up a can of whoop ass and stick it to LSU again, like Tate/Holloway in the 2005 Capitol One Bowl. You remember the "The Catch," don't you?

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