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Posted by mvetack on January 5, 2010

Iowa +5.5 vs Georgia Tech – Orange Bowl

The Orange Bowl has by far been the least hyped game of all the BCS bowls this season. The Iowa Hawkeyes play in a boring Big Ten while the Yellow Jackets play in what could be the weakest BCS conference in the ACC. Iowa scraped through there schedule with no game coming easy. Whether it was Northern Iowa or Michigan, Iowa never looked too impressive in their victories. Never the less they tied with Ohio State as co big ten champs and find themselves taking on the ACC champs in the Orange Bowl. Georgia Tech is a bit more exciting to watch with a great defense and the offensive mind of Paul Johnson, former Navy head coach, running a faster and stronger version of his old teams offense. Iowa has grinded out victories all year and I expect things to stay the same. This will be a low scoring game (although yesterday I said TCU Boise State would be high scoring HA) that will come down to each teams defense. Shutting down the run will be the key in Iowa’s victory. Scratch that, keeping Tech’s running game in check will be the key as they wont be able to completely stop it.

Hawkeyes over Yellow Jackets (11-10)
Last pick, Boise State +7.5 over TCU, resulted in a Win with Boise not needing the points winning the game outright 17-10.

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