Iowa and Iowa State Close In On Bowl Games

Collegiate Football on the Field with room for copy

Iowa State coach Matt Campbell has been pleased with practice as the 24th ranked Cyclones get set to play 13th ranked Washington State in the Alamo Bowl. The Cyclones will have a final practice on Wednesday before Friday’s game.

 

Campbell says the only change in practice routine is they have been working out in the mornings since arriving in San Antonio.

 

In a season full of bad weather games Cyclone receiver

Hakeem Butler hopes playing inside will help the offense be more explosive.

 

Butler credits the coaching staff for helping him become a more consistent receiver and taking his game to another level.

 

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says the two constants with each of their trips to the Outback Bowl is the Hawkeyes have a great time and face a quality opponent. This time is no different as the Hawkeyes get ready to play 18th ranked Mississippi State.

 

Ferentz says any opponent out of the S-E-C is tough.

 

When ¬†Ferentz was introduced as Hayden Fry’s replacement at Iowa in December of 1998 he said a 20 year run would be a storybook ending. As he enters his third decade at the helm there is no end in sight and he is getting his Hawkeyes ready for the New Years Day Outback Bowl against 18th ranked Mississippi State.

 

Ferentz says he has never focused on the long term.