Winner of USC vs Iowa is Obvious, Says ESPN
The winner of USC vs Iowa is obvious, says ESPN.
With the college football regular season officially in the books, all attention has now shifted to the bowl games.
For the first time in more than 10 years USC and Iowa will face off with bowl game bragging rights on the line in the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl.
In the lead-up to the outing, ESPN analyst Adam Rittenberg offered his score predictions for how things will ultimately turn out.
According to Rittenberg, Iowa will likely win this one 33-31.
“Clay Helton is coming back and USC tries to springboard toward a critical 2020 season with its first Holiday Bowl win since 2014,” he writes.
“The game features strength against strength as USC’s pass offense (fifth nationally) faces Iowa’s pass defense (10th nationally).
“USC has more overall talent but Iowa boasts more balance and gets just enough offense from Nate Stanley, Tyler Goodson and others. The Hawkeyes win on, what else, a Keith Duncan field goal.”
USC will come into this one carrying a six-game winning streak against Iowa.