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ESPN's Prediction For The Iowa-Mississippi State Outback Bowl

A closeup of Mississippi State fans ringing cow bells.

STARKVILLE, MS - SEPTEMBER 08: Mississippi State fans wave cowbells in the first quarter of a NCAA college football game against Auburn on September 8, 2012 at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)

Tomorrow's Outback Bowl will pit the SEC against the Big Ten as Mississippi State takes on Iowa.

The Bulldogs stumbled out the gate in their in-conference games, losing back-to-back games against Kentucky and Florida. After beating Auburn and Texas A&M, Mississippi State finished the 2018 regular season ranked No. 18.

The Hawkeyes got off to a 6-1 start, but lost three straight games in the middle of the season and finished the regular season unranked. They lost their only games against ranked teams.

ESPN’s computer model has released its prediction for the game.

ESPN’s computer model believes that Mississippi State has this game well in-hand. The computer model gives the Bulldogs a 61.2 percent chance to win this Tuesday's Outback Bowl game.

The Outback Bowl will also mark the first time that the Bulldogs and Hawkeyes play against each other.

This past weekend, the SEC marked a big win over a Big Ten team when Florida beat Michigan 41-15. The Hawkeyes will look to avoid a similar fate.

The game will be played at 11 a.m. EST on ESPN2.