tBBC Preview: Outback Bowl – Iowa vs. LSU

Written December 30th, 2013 by MaliBuckeye

You want a classic coaching matchup? Well, do we have a bloomin’ onion for you.

Iowa (8-4, 5-3 Big Ten) vs. Louisiana State (9-3, 5-3 SEC)

Wednesday, January 1st, 1:00 EST ESPN

The History: Originally called the Hall of Fame Bowl when it began in 1986, the Outback Bowl became the staple it is today in 1995 when Outback Steakhouse became its official sponsor. The last 22 years the game has been played in Tampa, with the game seeing the Big Ten and SEC squaring off since 2000- the SEC holds an 9-5 edge.

If you’re looking for a reason to watch this game, I offer this to you: This bowl is often home to HUGE hits (we here at tBBC don’t celebrate these, as we don’t want to get flagged for targeting). Here’s two Outback moments that Ohio State fans will absolutely love.

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tBBC Preview: Outback Bowl – Michigan vs South Carolina

Written December 31st, 2012 by Gary Russell II

They’ve lost to every other team with a pulse that they played, will this game be any different for TTUN?

Michigan (8-4, 6-2 Big Ten) vs. South Carolina (10-2, 6-2 SEC)

Tuesday January 1st, 1:00 EST ESPN

The History:  Originally called the Hall of Fame Bowl when it began in 1986, the Outback Bowl became the staple it is today in 1995 when Outback Steakhouse became its official sponsor.  The last 21 years the game has been played in Tampa, Florida and will feature a cool $7.2 million payout this year. Since 2000, the game has been between the Big Ten conference and the SEC conference with the SEC holding an 8-5 edge.

Michigan Scouting Report:  It’s no secret that the defense is the most consistent part of the Michigan team.  DB Jordan Kovacs’ 65 tackles, 5 stops for loss, 2 sacks, an interception, and one forced fumble make him an important compnent for the Wolverine defense.  Offensively, QB Devin Gardner will most like start his 6th straight game where he has completed 63% of his passes for 1,005 yards and had 8 touchdowns while throing 4 interceptions.  OT Taylor Lewan is the Big Ten’s best offensive lineman and will be key to the Michigan offense when his assignment is to stop South Carolina’s Jadevon Clowney.

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