Insight Bowl 2010: Iowa Back To Underdog Role Against Missouri

Posted by Kevin Trahan on December-26-2010 Add Comments

Under Kirk Ferentz, Iowa has become known as the team that defies expectations, whether those be good or bad.

Typically, the Hawkeyes are underestimated and surprise the college football experts with a solid Big Ten finish and a New Year's Day bowl game.

However, twice in Ferentz's tenure, Iowa was supposed to be a truly special team that could compete for a BCS bowl. Both squads, 2005 and 2010, fell flat on their faces.

There is no single reason for Iowa's constant disproving of preseason polls. One theory is that the teams who overachieve are filled with players who nobody wanted, and thus work harder to succeed. The 2005 and 2010 teams...

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