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ESPN's New Bowl Projection For Iowa After Illinois Blowout

iowa tight end noah fant goes for a catch against illinois

CHAMPAIGN, IL - NOVEMBER 17: Noah Fant #87 of the Iowa Hawkeyes scores a touchdown as Tony Adams #6 and Dele Harding #9 of the Illinois Fighting Illini try to make the stop at Memorial Stadium on November 17, 2018 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Iowa ended a three-game losing streak in a big way on Saturday, blowing out Illinois. The Hawkeyes posted their second shutout win of the year, emerging with a 63-0 win.

With the win, Iowa is now 7-4 on the season and in better position when it comes to its bowl resume. The Hawkeyes still have Nebraska left on the schedule, and given the way that Scott Frost has turned that team around in recent weeks, it should be a good contest.

Sunday, ESPN updated its bowl projections for Iowa. Both analysts have the Hawkeyes in the same game - but with different opponents.

Kyle Bonagura has Iowa in the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl against Washington.

Mitch Sherman has the Hawkeyes in the same game, but against Utah. Either would be a good matchup.

This wouldn't be an ideal location for Iowa fans, but they do travel well. They'd still probably be well-represented.

Iowa's final game of the season - a rivalry matchup with Nebraska - will be played this Friday at Noon on FOX.