December 21, 2013INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
• LSU vs. IOWA •
January 1 • 1 p.m. ET • Tampa, Fla. • Raymond James Stadium (65,657)
LIVE TV: ESPN (Mike Tirico, play-by-play; Jon Gruden, analyst;
Lisa Salters, sidelines)
LIVE RADIO: ESPN Radio (Carter Blackburn, PxP; Danny Kanell, analyst;
Allison Williams, sidelines)
LSU TIGERS (9-3, 5-3 SEC)
Head Coach: Les Miles (Michigan, ‘76)
Overall/Years: 122-45 (.731) / 13th Season
LSU/Years: 94-24 (.797) / 9th Season
In Bowl Games: 7-4 (.636) / 5-3 at LSU (.625)
2013 Schedule: See page 2
National Rankings: BCS (16); Harris (14); USA Today (14); AP (14)
LSU Bowl Appearances: 46
LSU Bowl Record: 22-21-1 (.500)
LSU Bowl Streak: L2 [Last: Lost to Clemson 25-24 in 2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl]
Formations: Offense - Multiple • Defense - 4-3
WR/RS Odell Beckham Jr. (6-0, 193, Jr., New Orleans, La.)
Beckham Jr. shattered the LSU single-season all-purpose yardage record as he racked up 2,222
yards, breaking Domanick Davis’ mark of 2,120 yards set in 2002...Beckham Jr. caught 57 passes for
1,117 yards and eight touchdowns... He also recorded the second-most kick return yardage total in LSU
history with 806 yards on 30 returns... Beckham Jr. added 14 punt returns for 141 yards as well as a
100-yard return for a touchdown off a missed field goal in the second week of the season against UAB.
WR Jarvis Landry (6-1, 195, Jr., Convent, La.)
Landry led one of the most explosive offenses in school history by catching 75 passes for 1,172 yards
and 10 touchdowns... LSU's offense ranked among the league leaders in scoring (37.2), total offense
(465.9) and passing offense (265.1)... The Tigers also led the nation in third-down percentage as LSU
converted 59 percent (82-of-140) of its third-down opportunities.
DT Ego Ferguson (6-3, 309, Jr., Mims, Fla.)
Ferguson, in his first year as a starter, had 58 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and a sack for an LSU defense
that ranked fourth in the SEC in yards allowed at 349.7 per game.
RB Jeremy Hill (6-2, 235, So., Baton Rouge, La. )
Hill ranks second in the SEC in rushing yards per game with 107.7 and second in rushing touchdowns
with 14... After racking up 1,185 yards rushing, he became the first 1,000-yard single-season rusher for
LSU since Stevan Ridley.
IOWA HAWKEYES (8-4)
Head Coach: Kirk Ferentz
Overall/Years: 120-99 (.548) / 18th Season
IOWA/Years: 108-78 (.581) / 15th Season
National Rankings: N/A
IOWA Bowl Appearances: 27
IOWA Bowl Record: 14-11-1 (.558)
LB Anthony Hitchens (6-1, 233, Sr., Lorain, Ohio)
Hitchens led the Hawkeyes in tackles (102) for the second straight season, earning second team All-
Big Ten honors.
TE C.J. Fiedorowicz (6-7, 265, Sr., Johnsburg, Ill.)
Fiedorowicz (Johnsburg, Ill.), has at least one reception in 30 straight games and his season totals include
26 catches for 253 yards and six touchdowns....First Team All-Big Ten.
OL Brandon Scherff (6-5, 315, Jr., Denison, Iowa)
Scherff has started every game at left tackle after missing seven games a year ago due to injury...One
of three Hawkeyes to earn First Team All-Big Ten honors.
DB B.J. Lowery (5-11, 193, Sr., Cincinnati, Ohio)
Lowery ranks second in the Big Ten and fourth nationally in pass break-ups (1.58). He totaled 55
tackles and three interceptions, with two touchdown returns.
Record: Iowa leads, 1-0 Last: Iowa, 30-25 (2005 Capital One Bowl)
SERIES: The Tigers and Hawkeyes have met only once on the gridiron - the 2005 Capital One Bowl in
Orlando - and Iowa won on a last-second touchdown pass, 30-25.
GAME NOTES: For the first time in 25 years, the LSU football team will play in the Outback Bowl in
Tampa, Fla. The Tigers will face Iowa of the Big Ten Conference in Raymond James Stadium live on ESPN
on Jan. 1, 2014....Prior to Outback Steakhouse's title sponsorship, LSU played in the Hall of Fame Bowl
in Tampa Stadium following the 1988 season...LSU (9-3, 5-3 SEC), which handed SEC Champion Auburn
its only loss of the regular season, will face an Iowa team (8-4, 5-3 Big Ten) which won its last three
games of the season over Nebraska, Michigan and Purdue.