Insight Bowl 2011: Key Matchups for the Iowa Hawkeyes Against Oklahoma

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Insight Bowl 2011: Key Matchups for the Iowa Hawkeyes Against Oklahoma

This bowl season, the Iowa Hawkeyes will suit up against the Oklahoma Sooners. The Hawks will attempt to win their fourth bowl game in a row, and this might be the tallest bowl game task in the Kirk Ferentz era.

Vegas is giving Oklahoma 16 points, which, as has been mentioned by every media outlet that covers Iowa in any capacity, is the largest point spread out of all the bowl games.

If Iowa's last game of the season was any indication, the Hawks may have trouble covering that number. On the other hand, the Sooners—who were embarrassed 10-44 by in-state rival Oklahoma State—didn't look much better in the final game of their season.

Sixteen points or not, mutual discontent by the respective fanbases or not, there is still a football game to be played, and my bet is that Iowa has a good chance to surprise some pundits.

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