Iowa is returning to its winter home, of sorts.
For the sixth time, the Hawks are in the Outback Bowl where they will face No. 18 Mississippi State.
The Bulldogs offer up a ferocious defense, third best in the nation. However, Iowa’s defense is no slouch either. The black and gold register ninth in total defense this season.
The Outback Bowl will be played on Jan. 1 at 11 A.M. and will be carried on ESPN2.