The Iowa Hawkeyes closed out with an impressive end to their regular season, and they’ll get to close it out with a .500 Missouri Tigers team in the Music City Bowl on Wednesday, Dec. 30 in Nashville, Tennessee. The game will kick off at 4 p.m. ET and can be seen on ESPN and the WatchESPN app.
Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Iowa vs. Missouri
Point spread: Iowa opened at -14, now -15.5
Point total: 50.5
How they got here
Coming off a bad offseason in the Iowa football program, the Hawkeyes lost each of their first two games trying to replace a three-year starter at quarterback. Instead of quitting on the season, Iowa rallied for six consecutive victories, finished off by a canceled game against Michigan during Champions Week to finish 6-2.
As for Missouri, it finished the season with a 5-5 record in the first season under Eli Drinkwitz. The Tigers rattled off three victories in a row before losing their last two to close out the season against Georgia and Mississippi State.
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