Iowa seniors have never lost a bowl game, yet they enter Friday night's meeting with Oklahoma in the 2011 Insight Bowl as two-touchdown underdogs. Still, both teams know the game will ultimately be decided on the field.
"Don't pay attention to any of that stuff," Oklahoma defensive end Frank Alexander said. "We know what can happen when teams are underdogs."
"Just because a team is a heavy favorite doesn't mean anything," said Alexander, who some project to be a first-round draft choice. "Let's play the game, and then we'll talk."
Oklahoma (9-2) began the 2011 season with six straight wins and was ranked No. 1 for the first month and a half of the season. But the Sooners fell 41-38 to Texas Tech at home and spiraled into a 3-3 tailspin to finish the regular season.
Iowa (7-5) had an up-and-down year. The Hawkeyes never won more than two consecutive games en route to finishing 6-1 at home and 1-4 on the road.
Game: Insight Bowl
Date/Time: Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, 10 p.m. ET
Betting Odds: Oklahoma by 14
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