Iowa football bowl projections: Where the Hawkeyes are picked after loss to Purdue

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A 24-15 loss to Purdue certainly wasn’t expected last week, but the bowl projections don’t look much different for Iowa football this week.

The Pinstripe Bowl in New York is now the most-picked by select prognosticators, but that’s been a popular choice for a few weeks now. The Music City and Foster Farms both are seemingly still in play.

The Hawkeyes (6-5, 3-5) travel to Nebraska (4-7, 3-5) for the regular-season finale Friday at 3 p.m. (FS1), hoping to clinch a winning season.

Jerry Palm, CBS Sports: Pinstripe vs. Louisville

Kyle Bonagura, ESPN: Music City vs. Missouri

David M. Hale, ESPN: Music City vs. South Carolina

Eric Single, Sports Illustrated: Foster Farms vs. Washington

Bill Bender, Sporting News: Pinstripe vs. Virginia

Jason Kirk, SB Nation: Pinstripe vs. Boston College

College Football News: Pinstripe vs. Florida State

There are a few intriguing matchups above. Josey Jewell and Josh Jackson against reigning Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson of Louisville could be a lot of fun. A reunion with former Iowa linebackers coach Jim Reid, now Boston College’s defensive coordinator, would provide plenty of storylines, but the Iowa offense sure hasn’t looked good enough for fans to feel confident the Hawkeyes will get the best of Reid’s guys. A game against 2017 College Football Playoff participant Washington would be a major test.

Bowl information


• Location: Yankee Stadium; New York

• Date: Wednesday, Dec. 27

• Time: 4:15 p.m.



• Location: Nissan Stadium; Nashville, Tenn.

• Date: Friday, Dec. 29

• Time: 3:30 p.m.



• Location: Levi’s Stadium; Santa Clara, Calif.

• Date: Wednesday, Dec. 27

• Time: 7:30 p.m.


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