For the final time this season, the Iowa Hawkeyes are preparing to take the field. Iowa is making their first Holiday Bowl appearance since 1991, when they tied (yes, TIED) BYU 13-13. They’ll face off with the USC Trojans, who they last played in the 2003 Orange Bowl. USC won that battle 38-17.
Tonight, Iowa looks to right both of those wrongs as they look for their first win against USC since 1961 and their first win in the Holiday Bowl since 1987. They’ll also be looking for their 10th win of the season for the 6th time in Kirk Ferentz’s 21 years at Iowa.
Iowa will be sporting a different looking helmet this evening. The iconic tigerhawk will be noticeably absent as the Hawkeyes look to honor legendary coach Hayden Fry, who passed away less than two weeks ago.
If that isn’t enough to get you ready cheer on the Hawks, perhaps this will do the trick:
Here’s everything you need to know about tonight’s matchup.
Who: #16 Iowa Hawkeyes (9-3) vs. #22 USC Trojans (8-4)
When: 7:00 pm CT
Where: San Diego Community Credit Union Stadium - San Diego, CA
Forecast: Sunny, Temps in the Low-60s
Video Streaming: Fox Sports Live & the Fox Sports App
Radio: Hawkeye Radio Network (click to find your local station)
Audio Streaming: TuneIn Radio
Betting Line: Iowa -2, O/U 52
As you count down to kickoff, be sure to check out all of our coverage from throughout the week, including the SpoCo Radio game preview.
Initial Matchup Preview: Iowa Football: Holiday Bowl Initial Matchup Preview vs. USC
Opponent Q&A: Iowa Football: Behind Enemy Lines With the USC Trojans
Game Preview: Iowa Football Opponent Preview (Bowl Edition): USC
Staff Predictions: The Pants Predicts: Iowa vs. USC in the Holiday Bowl
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