Music City Bowl Odds: Iowa vs. Kentucky is the Lowest College Football Total of All-Time
Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images
Iowa vs. Kentucky Odds
|Date||Saturday, Dec. 31|
|Time||12 p.m. ET|
The Iowa Hawkeyes are the under kings of college football.
The under has hit eight of Iowa’s 12 games this season.
That is quite the accomplishment as the totals haven’t necessarily been the highest totals to clear.
In fact, the Hawkeyes have been involved in three of the five lowest totals in college football history this season.
The record-setting season started with a game against Rutgers on Sept. 24. The total was set at 34.5 and the game finished with 37 points (one of the four Iowa games that went over). That’s the fifth-lowest total in college football history.
The next time they had a record-setting total was against Minnesota on Nov. 19. The total closed at 31.5 (which marks the second-lowest total of all time) and Iowa won the game 13-10.
With a matchup against Kentucky in the Music City Bowl, the two schools are likely to set the all-time record for the lowest total in a college football game. The game currently has a total of 31.
The game has punts and bad offense written all over it.
Plenty of the blame for the low totals has gone toward Iowa offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz. This is fair, as Iowa is 118th out of 131 teams in points per game. The Hawkeyes are even worse in total offense as they sit 129th out of 131 teams in yards per game.
Freshman quarterback Joe Labas is expected to start for the Hawkeyes. It will be the first game action of his career.
But the Iowa defense has been elite. They have the No. 1 defense on SP+. The Hawkeyes are fifth in the nation in opponent yards per game and sixth in opponent points per game.
They’ll go up against a Kentucky team that will be missing starting quarterback Will Levis as he already declared for the NFL Draft.
If you hate offense, the Music City Bowl is the game for you.