Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard (16) stretches for the goal line in front of Florida defensive back Marcell Harris (26) during the first half of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. Beathard was stopped on the 1-yard line. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Game: Outback Bowl (vs. Iowa), 1 p.m., ABC Before the season, Brantley said he believed he was the best defensive tackle in the country. I'm not going to argue with him, because when he's on his game, he's as disruptive a defender as there is in college football. Iowa's interior offensive line is tough enough for NFL scouts to get an idea of how Brantley would fare on Sundays.
Game: Outback Bowl (vs. Iowa), 1 p.m., ABC Wilson should be a favorite of NFL teams looking for the next Richard Sherman. He's a big corner with enough athleticism and toughness to stand up to playmakers. His highlight-reel interceptions (made whether in man or zone coverage) and hard hits when attacking plays behind the line are enticing to scouts studying the top defensive backs in the country.
Game: Outback Bowl (vs. Iowa), 1 p.m., ABC Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard, who will get his own shot in the NFL, is throwing between a rock in Quincy Wilson and a hard place in Teez Tabor in the Outback Bowl . Tabor doesn't have the size that Wilson does, but quarterbacks throwing in his direction have learned the hard way about his ability to anticipate throws and fight through the catch to knock away passes. There isn't a tougher defender in the country when the ball is in the air, and that's as important a trait as any other in evaluating a defensive back. The Hawkeyes will have to throw the ball if the run game can't get going against Florida's front seven, so there will be chances for Wilson and Tabor to show their wares.
Game: Outback Bowl (vs. Florida), 1 p.m., ABC The Hawkeyes' top cover man couldn't replicate his eight interceptions from 2015, but it wasn't expected that he would produce like that again. League coaches still named him first-team All-Big Ten because there's not another corner you fear more. King's ball skills are excellent. His strength and awareness are even more impressive. He will knock receivers around, and running toward his side of the field can be hazardous to the health of running backs. Florida needs to find a passing game to beat Iowa in the Outback Bowl , so the senior will likely be tested by sophomore Antonio Callaway on the outside. Scouts will have great interest in that battle.
to live up to the hype that's surrounded his name since he virtually decapitated Michigan RB Vincent Smith in the Outback Bowl . You remember that hit. The one where Clowney exploded through a gap, decleated Smith and scooped up a loose ball
Or, in the case of Melvin Gordon , the first touchdown. Gordon found pay dirt for the first time since the 2015 Outback Bowl with a 44-yard touchdown reception in a preseason loss to the Tennessee Titans on Saturday. It's preseason, so
Class (size): Junior (6-4, 240) For all the talk about how big Alabama's RB Derrick Henry was last year, Hurd is about the same size. He's also more proven as a receiver with 57 career catches. Hurd ran for 1,288 yards and 12 touchdowns as a sophomore, and capped it with an Outback Bowl MVP. ...
City Chiefs safety Eric Berry , returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown against Northwestern in a 45-6 Outback Bowl win. 4. The bright side for Smith. Here's the silver lining for Notre Dame LB Jaylon Smith, who suffered what
Update: Tennessee 45, Northwestern 6 Key storyline: Can Northwestern’s defense, which ranks No. 11 in the nation and allows just 310 yards per game, contain Josh Dobbs? The Volunteers’ dual-threat quarterback is athletic enough to keep the chains moving even when his protection struggles. Matchup
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different program. Grier's exit leaves a thin position much thinner for McElwain, whose team faces Michigan in the Outback Bowl on New Year's Day. And he's not the only SEC freshman quarterback on the move; Texas A&M's Kyler Murray will
for 730 yards and five touchdowns. However, Williams missed several practices during Auburn's preparations for the Outback Bowl and was suspended for the game, which Auburn lost to Wisconsin . Williams was withheld from fall camp practices for
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College prior to arriving at Auburn. At AU, he was suspended for last season's Outback Bowl against Wisconsin, and again before this season began. He also suggested earlier this year, via social media, that
the pressure up the box maybe it will work before we get to the NFL I do have to know when you humiliated I won that Outback Bowl 216 yards. Did Outback Steakhouse give you'll blooming onion for life do you get those things happen. Man I got
pressure up the box maybe it will work before we get to the NFL I do have to know when you've humiliated Iowa that Outback Bowl 216 yards. That Outback Steakhouse give you a blooming onion for life do you get those things happen. Man I got out
the season opener, and he made seven stops while breaking up two passes in the team's upset win over Auburn in the Outback Bowl . Caputo has good size (6-1, 212) and toughness, and if he impresses with his athleticism at the NFL Scouting
a junior college transfer) appears to be wearing thin on Malzahn. Williams missed several practices for Auburn's Outback Bowl loss to Wisconsin, and was later suspended for the game. During that time, he posted a photo of himself with an apparent
Clement (5-foot-11, 217 pounds) scored nine touchdowns last season and rushed for 105 yards against Auburn in the Outback Bowl , again overshadowed by Gordon's 251. This year, Clement will be the one in the spotlight, and if healthy, he
Bowl. "I like him," the scout said of Gordon and his 251-yard performance in a 34-31 win over Auburn in the Outback Bowl . "Guys like Randy Gregory shut it down in bowl games. Gordon played one of his better games the last game of the
Arneson's decision was certainly no surprise. He indicated after the Badgers' 34-31 overtime win over Auburn in the Outback Bowl that his playing days were done. "That was my last game," he said, according to merrillfotonews.com . "It
Tennessee's Jalen Reeves-Maybin (vs. Iowa in TaxSlayer Bowl), Wisconsin's Joe Schobert (vs. Auburn in Outback Bowl ), Stanford's James Vaughters (vs. Maryland in Foster Farms Bowl), Utah State's Zach Vigil (vs. UTEP in New
total against LSU to start the 2014 campaign. For his closing statement, he rushed for 251 yards against Auburn in the Outback Bowl . For scouts who favor Gordon over Gurley, you can bet those numbers will be brought up in draft meetings. Charles
season, Tigers coach Gus Malzahn said Monday at an Outback Bowl news conference. This is Williams' first season at ..... Malzahn also said that Williams is suspended for the Outback Bowl . Williams is a gifted athlete with good size and speed