Internet sports betting could have Iowa as one of the teams in a BCS bowl game.
The Hawkeyes are one of a few teams in the mix for an at-large BCS bowl bid. Their head coach, Kirk Ferentz says the Hawkeyes deserve a bid and based on their offshore sports betting stats, he might be right.
Internet sports betting had Iowa going 10-2 straight up and 7-4 against the offshore sports betting odds this season. "When we ended the season, somebody asked after the game if we were BCS worthy. My answer at that time was I wasn’t really sure," Ferentz said. "And I wasn’t, because I really hadn’t been thinking much about that. I’ve had a little time to think now, and I think I’d answer that question with a yes." Internet sports betting had Iowa at #9 in the country in terms of the BCS standings. They could be in line for a spot in the Fiesta Bowl or the Orange Bowl as Internet sports betting info shows. Things have to work out just right though for the Hawkeyes in this Internet sports betting situation. Iowa has to compete for the bid with Boise State, Penn State and possibly other teams like Cincinnati if they lose to Pittsburgh or Texas if they lose to Nebraska.
BCS bowl bids go out on Sunday and the Hawkeyes could be in the Internet sports betting mix. Iowa made a BCS bowl game back in 2002 and were blown out in Internet sports betting 38-17 by USC in the Orange Bowl. Iowa started this Internet sports betting season at 9-0 before losing two of their last three. The Hawkeyes lost quarterback Ricky Stanzi in the Internet sports betting loss to Northwestern and that started their downfall. It was still a very good season for Iowa though in offshore sports betting as they won 10 regular season games for only the fourth time in school history. Iowa had big road Internet sports betting wins against Penn State, Wisconsin and Michigan State and they nearly beat Ohio State before losing in overtime. The other thing that helps Iowa in offshore sports betting is that Stanzi should be ready for the bowl game. The one thing in Internet sports betting that hurts them is Penn State’s national appeal and they might get bumped in favor of the Nittany Lions for a BCS spot.