USC Trojans vs Iowa Hawkeyes Live Stream, 27 December, 2019
- NCAA FB GameTrax – 2019 Holiday Bowl
- USC Trojans vs Iowa Hawkeyes
- Friday, December 27, 2019
- San Diego County Credit Union Stadium – San Diego, California
For the last time in the 2019 season, the Iowa Hawkeyes will take the field tomorrow evening as they go head to head with the USC Trojans in the Holiday Bowl. It will be the main gathering between the two projects since USC brought down Iowa 38-17 in the 2003 Orange Bowl and simply the tenth time ever. The Trojans hold a 7-2 favorable position in the arrangement unequaled.
Iowa enters the matchup searching for their tenth win of the period. It would stamp the 6th time under Ferentz the Hawkeyes have been able to twofold digits in the success segment. They’ll be taking on the 22nd positioned Trojans, who enter the matchup 8-4. USC’s four misfortunes have to a great extent come against strong challenge with three of the four on account of positioned rivals.
To all the more likely comprehend what’s in store from the Trojans, we went behind adversary lines to get within scoop from Matt Lowry of Conquest Chronicles, SB Nation’s home for the USC Trojans. This is what he needed to state.
BHGP: It’s been some time since Iowa and USC have gone head to head. To start with, would you be able to affirm Carson Palmer and Troy Polamalu have come up short on qualification and won’t suit up? What’s more, more genuinely, what would you be able to enlighten us regarding this program versus what school football fans have developed to know and love (alright most likely abhor) about the Trojans?
CC: I can affirm that they unfortunately are out of qualification and well past their season of playing football right now haha. The thing about this program contrasted with years past is quite not the same as an ability stance. In some quintessence they’re an exceptionally youthful group that will just improve, contingent upon training.
BHGP: There’s been bounty made of the momentum training circumstance at USC, what’s the general opinion among the fanbase as it identifies with Clay Helton and this season?
CC: A ton of fans are exceptionally discontent with the choice to keep Helton. See, you need to give him some acknowledgment for this season. The group went 8-4 and finished the ordinary season positioned. That is a MAJOR improvement from a year ago. In any case, on the off chance that you need to perceive any reason why fans are baffled with Helton and need him gone at that point take a gander at the those 4 misfortunes and take a gander at HOW they lost. Absence of modifications and readiness. Additionally enrolling has truly failed the most recent two years under Clay.
BHGP: This Iowa group is worked around its protection, yet the Hawkeyes have surely not confronted many, assuming any, WR bunches like the Trojans brag. What should Iowa fans anticipate from the USC passing game?
CC: USC’s passing game is worked with a great deal of the short game. They’re not so much running courses, however to an open territory. The thing with protective facilitators is that they need to take their single out who to contain on the grounds that the entirety of the USC beneficiaries are equipped for having a major event. Additionally Kedon Slovis has improved and improved employment dealing with the ball. Thing is that this will be the best protection this Trojans group has seen since the Utah/Washington games.
BHGP: On the other side, USC has four diverse folks with at any rate 300 surging yards on the year. What should Iowa fans search for in the running match-up?
CC: USC will bring an alternate blend of Vavae Malepeai, which is a hardcore downhill run between the handles. Something that Iowa has seen with a few groups. At that point there’s Steven Carr which is a sneaky and quick running back. They’re both compelling when solid. The trump card in the entire thing is Markese Stepp. At the present time the status on him is undetermined with him coming back from medical procedure. In the event that he’s a full go for the Holiday Bowl, at that point search for him to bring another physical style of football. He as of now midpoints 6.4 yards per convey which says a ton there.
BHGP: on edge side of the ball, this Iowa offense has had an all over year, especially when confronting rivals who get pressure on Nate Stanley. By what method would it be a good idea for us to anticipate that this Trojan safeguard should assault the Hawkeye offense?
CC: That’s the greatest inquiry USC fans are posing to right now since it’s a story of two groups. At the point when Clancy Pendergast is forceful with his protective play calling then they can make a great deal of weight on the quarterback. The issue is that he leaves from it excessively quick. Drake Jackson, Christian Rector, and Jay Tufele on hold could introduce inconveniences in the pass surge office. I think the run barrier is the thing that will stress me. USC has battled against the run and versatile quarterbacks in spite of the fact that the Trojans have been exceptional recently.
BHGP: What’s the one matchup you feel best about as a USC fan?
CC: I like the USC passing offense against the Iowa safeguard. The balance of Slovis the last scarcely any games and the development of the USC wide beneficiaries into Graham Harrell’s plan has truly indicated this is a lethal offense. It’s positioned as truly outstanding which is as it should be. I’m intrigued to perceive how Iowa’s safeguard performs against the air assault.
BHGP: Which one has you most worried?Iowa’s run game versus the USC guard.
CC: If one thing has frequented the Trojans this season that is safeguarding the run.
BHGP: Be straightforward, what was the main thing you however of when you heard USC was going head to head with the Iowa Hawkeyes in a the Holiday Bowl?
CC: The principal thing that struck a chord is the fans. A couple of years prior when Iowa was in the Rose Bowl I saw a lot of Hawkeye fans in Downtown LA. They travel well and will make a lot of clamor. This game has a similar inclination as the 2015 Holiday Bowl when they played Wisconsin. As far as the group, the main thing I thought was the irregularity from the last couple of games that I’ve seen. I think what numerous USC fans don’t see is that three of the Hawkeyes misfortunes were by a consolidated 14 focuses against Top 15 groups. It wasn’t care for they were smothered in games. They contended. That is the thing that Iowa does.
BHGP: Alright, expectation time. The line in eastern Iowa will be Iowa – 2 with an over/under at 52. Could the Hawkeyes spread? Do the Trojans win this one out and out? What’s your expectation for Friday night?
CC: I think USC wins this altogether. As I’ve referenced previously, I don’t think numerous groups on Iowa’s timetable run an air assault plot with the measure of ability that the Trojans have. At the present time everything is clicking for the Trojans on that side of the ball. I see this being a nearby and hard battled game, yet I figure the SC offense will be a lot for the Hawkeyes to keep up. I have it 38-24 Trojans.