Iowa Football Bowl Gamewatch: IOWA vs LSU – January 1st, 10:00AM Barneys Beanery

One year ago, Coach Ferentz and his squad were at home, watching all the other teams prepare for their bowl game.  Today, the Hawks are in Tampa, Florida; having erased the memories of a horrid season for not only them, but the Hawk faithful as well.

Iowa has a chance to ring in the New Year in a big way, taking on the LSU Tigers in the Outback Bowl. A re-match from one of Iowa’s greatest victories, the infamous Tate to Holloway; something LSU Coach Les Miles will use to rally his troops.

Possibly an underrated matchup, Iowa wants nothing more than to upstage its SEC counterpart.  The Hawks are on the verge of steering the ship right again, and a win will propel Iowa right where they want to be.

This bowl is bigger than just pride; each will represent its conferences bragging rights in the B1G/SEC rivalry. Expect both teams to be physical, with Iowa continuing to ground and pound with Mark Weisman and Jordan Canzeri. LSU starting QB Zach Mettenberger is out with a torn ACL, so expect the Tigers to feed Jeremy Hill, who’s widely considered one of the best backs in college football.

Need a drinking game?  Take a drink every time you hear the commentators use the word “speed”.  Just make sure your designated driver is ready to go!

Please join us at either one of the two official game watch Barney’s locations and enjoy 35% of food and 50% of beverages to any Iowa fan who wears something with Iowa on it (offer valid during the game only).

There will be no more raffles this season.

If you would like to show your LA Hawkeye pride, then don’t forget to purchase your LA IOWA Club t-shirt. T-shirts are now in stock and available at the Santa Monica Barney’s Beanery location! They can be purchased for $15.

All money from T-shirt purchases go directly to the LA Iowa Club to help pay for costs associated with the Club as well as provide funds to support scholarships and other events.  Without your support, we would not be able to realize these goals.

Go Hawks!

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