MIAMI, Fla. (Jan. 5) - Well, the Hawkeyes can now say they have a BCS bowl win, a 24-14 win over Georgia Tech.
I guess the triple option got stung. Iowa's defense swarmed the Jackets, and Iowa QB Ricky Stanzi threw two touchdowns early to set the stage for for a Hawkeye victory.
Along with his two TD passes, Stanzi finished with 231 passing yards, more than Georgia Tech would have in total offense.
So the triple option stopped, how would they fare? Try 143 rushing yards for the Jackets, which is awful for a team averaging 307.2 yards on the ground per game. Oh, and there was the 13 passing yards to boot.
This 10-point win was not even close, so don't believe the scoreboard.
The Hawkeyes also ran for 172 yards, behind Brandon Wegher's 113 yards, including his fourth quarter 32-yard touchdown scamper.
I guess this is what happens when you allow a good defense one month to prepare for something as deadly as the triple option.