Sunday, December 17, 2017

Iowa at Arizona

Things have changed significantly for both Iowa and Arizona since the teams met last season and their Week 3 matchup is full of storylines.

Iowa offense vs. Arizona defense
• Arizona NT Lolomana Mikaele is big (305 pounds) and strong enough to occupy multiple blockers against an Iowa interior offensive line that lacks elite size. Meanwhile, first-year starting DT Sione Tuihalamaka is a good fit at the three-technique because he relies on quickness more than power to get the job done. At end, Brooks Reed and Ricky Elmore are disruptive upfield run-stoppers. But despite the fact that Iowa lost three offensive linemen from last year's team to the NFL draft, the Hawkeyes are still capable of establishing an effective ground game.