Iowa Hawkeyes headed back to Tampa for Outback Bowl

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer and wide receiver Terry McLaurin left celebrate early after defeating Northwestern 45-24 in the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game in Indianapolis. Meyer the highly

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Ohio State's consolation prize for missing out on the College Football Playoff is a classic matchup in the Granddaddy of Them All.

Both teams showed their offensive ineptitude the rest of the way, and Washington somehow earned a trip to the Rose Bowl to face Ohio State. It missed out in the 2015 season and previous year, when Pac-12 teams combined to go 1-8 during bowl season. The game kicks off at 1 p.m. after the Rose Parade, but the Rose Bowl opens early for several pre-game events, including tailgates, and appearances by the Rose Queen and her Royal Court. "Let's see where we end up". I say this because we all saw it - their Air Raid offense malfunctioned in the slush. "It couldn't be more awesome for our fans and where we recruit and those types of things". The team accepted the bowl invitation on Sunday.

After an eight-win regular season and its highest College Football Playoff rankings finish since 2014, 18th-ranked Mississippi State football will make its school-record ninth consecutive bowl appearance when it takes on Iowa in the Outback Bowl on New Year's Day in Tampa. The Buckeyes trounced Northwestern 45-24 on Saturday night, one week after routing archrival MI in their annual showdown. While Kempt didn't play in a regular season game for Oregon State, he saw Leach and the Cougars up close twice. "Not just players, but people, the way they demonstrated their resilience and toughness and love for one another". "I have always had tremendous respect for Coach Ferentz and his Iowa teams". They're always going to be a team that's very elite, whether they're in the four-team Playoff or right there. "That's kind of how he does it".

Instead, the Cougars remained No. 13 despite a 10-2 record, trailing three teams with 9-3 marks: No. 10 Florida, No. 11 Louisiana State and No. 12 Penn State.

The Outback Bowl will mark the first-ever football meeting between MSU and Iowa. Jim Tressel's Buckeyes beat Tyrone Willingham's Huskies 33-14. He has 4,580 yards passing with 47 touchdowns. The sophomore's emergence has been a remarkable development for the Buckeyes, who rode his steady playmaking to another conference crown.

"A lot of my family member will be able to come up and see me play".

Washington has its own headlining offensive stars in quarterback Jake Browning and running back Myles Gaskin, the school's career rushing leader. I'd give you one three-loss team, maybe two three-loss teams, maybe even three, but four?

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer holds the trophy after Ohio State defeated Northwestern in the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game early Sunday Dec. 2 2018 in Indianapolis. Ohio State won 45-24

"We get to get out of this weather here and put some shorts on", Butler said with a smile.

Last Friday night for the longest time, I thought Washington and Utah might go to overtime tied 0-0. Then here in '14, I thought we were going.

Even after that 28-15 loss to Washington had dashed the Cougars' hopes for a league championship, they seemingly stood a good chance of a berth in one of the New Year's Six games, the Fiesta Bowl in Arizona.

"There was a really good buzz around our facility today, a lot of excitement", Cyclone head coach Matt Campbell said. When I first came here, I went back (to Columbus) and spent a few days with him, and he was awesome to me.

AP Sports Writer Tim Booth in Seattle contributed to this report.

Ohio State won its second straight Big Ten title when they defeated the Northwestern Wildcats.

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