Citrus Bowl: Iowa vs Tennessee Preview & Analysis 1-1-2023

Citrus Bowl: Iowa vs Tennessee Preview & Analysis 1-1-2023

December 27, 2023


Game Preview


Two sides that are largely untouched by transfers and opt-outs will play in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Memphis will take the field at full capacity except for the absence of a pair of offensive linemen. Opposite them, Iowa State has been figuring out a way to replace its two best running backs, who both made it through the portal but are healthy. The Volunteers have a 2-1 series advantage over the Hawkeyes in their three prior meetings between both of these schools.


With a 4-4 record in SEC play, the Tennessee Volunteers conclude the regular campaign 8-4 overall. In the final regular season match, Tennessee overcame the Vanderbilt Commodores 48-24, ending the Volunteers’ two-game losing streak. Tennessee concluded the regular season with a 40th-place average of 31.5 points scored per game and a 39th-place average of 22.0 points allowed per contest. Joe Milton III, the quarterback for Tennessee, has completed 2,813 yards of passing with 20 touchdown passes and 5 interceptions. With 1,013 yards and 4 touchdowns, Jaylen Wright leads the rushers, while Squirrel White leads receivers with 764 yards and 2 touchdown catches. Ten passes have been intercepted by Tennessee’s defense, which has collected 36 quarterback sacks.



Iowa was 10-3 overall as well as 7-2 in Big Ten action at the end of the regular season. During the Big Ten championship game, the Michigan Wolverines trounced the Iowa Hawkeyes 26-0 after winning the West division of the conference. Deacon Hill, the quarterback for Iowa, has completed 1,096 yards of passing with 5 touchdowns along with . Erick Ali leads the receiving group with three touchdown grabs and 299 yards, while Leshon Williams leads the rushers with 804 yards alongside a touchdown. The Iowa defense has made 10 throw interceptions and 27 quarterback sacks. For the second occasion over three campaigns and the third occasion in school history, the Hawkeyes will be visiting Camping World Stadium.
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Iowa vs Tennessee Game Information


  • Date: 01/01/2024
  • Time: 01:00 PM ET
  • Location: Camping World Stadium.
  • How to Watch Iowa vs Tennessee: ESPN
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