Florida enters the Outback Bowl in a funk, coming off two blowout losses to rivals, while Iowa ended the regular season by winning three straight.
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The Big Ten enjoyed its status as the best conference in the country in 2016. Bowl season offers the chance to keep that title going into 2017.
Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer
The Outback Bowl loves Florida and Iowa (this will be the third time they've played each other). I guess what the bowl doesn't like is offense. Florida ranks 115th in total offense and 110th in scoring. Iowa ranks 77th in scoring and 120th in total offense. My goodness these defenses will feast
Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer
The Outback Bowl sure loves Iowa. The Hawkeyes are going to the game for the fifth time since 2003 and will play Florida as its Outback opponent for the third time. Offense will likely be at a premium in this game.
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Ohio State is the top team in the Big Ten. Michigan is No. 2. Neither will be playing in the conference title game.
Iowa defensive tackle Faith Ekakitie said he was the target of racial slurs from a Nebraska offensive lineman whom Ekakitie declined to name during postgame interviews.
C.J. Beathard threw three touchdown passes and Iowa pummeled No. 16 Nebraska 40-10 on Friday, knocking the Cornhuskers out of Big Ten title contention.
Iowa takes commanding lead vs. Nebraska
QB C.J. Beathard finds George Kittle on a crossing route for a six-yard TD catch. It was Beathard's third TD pass of the day, giving the Hawkeyes a 33-10 lead.
Iowa extends lead over No. 16 Nebraska
George Kittle catches the pass, takes a hard hit, but gets in the end zone for a 1-yard TD. The Hawkeyes lead 26-3 early in the third quarter.
Iowa running all over No. 16 Nebraska
LeShun Daniels Jr. breaks loose for a 57-yard run to the Nebraska 8-yard line. Two plays later, Daniels Jr. punched it in for a 4-yard score. The Hawkeyes now lead 20-3.
Iowa strikes again with 77-yard TD pass
C.J. Beathard finds Riley McCarron up the middle, who wins a footrace down the sideline for a 77-yard TD to increase the Hawkeyes' lead over Nebraska to 13-0.
Iowa strikes first with 75-yard TD run
Akrum Wadley makes a couple of moves, then breaks loose for a 75-yard touchdown. After the PAT was blocked, the Hawkeyes lead 6-0 over No. 16 Nebraska on ABC.
Watch: No. 16 Nebraska at Iowa
ESPN's FPI doesn't like Nebraska's chances. The Cornhuskers need a win and a Wisconsin loss on Saturday to win the Big Ten West. The Badgers have an 86 percent chance to beat Minnesota. Live on ABC/WatchESPN
No. 3 Michigan at No. 2 Ohio State headlines the weekend's Big Ten action, but there are plenty of other games that have huge implications.
Iowa vs Florida Gators
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