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Filed under: Bowl: Missouri Vs. Iowa Predictions

The Bowl is the night cap out in the desert for college footbal. The Iowa Hawkeyes are missing quite a few players due to suspensions, transfers and injuries. The biggest hit area is the running back position who will be starting freshman Marcus Coker who has only 81 carries on the year and the listed back up is senior Paki O'Meara who has only 10 carries on the year or it could be redshirt freshman Jason White. Just look for Iowa to play a multitude of backs in tonight's game. Quarterback Ricky Stanzi will need to be as patriotic as ever to try to lead the Hawkeyes to victory tonight.

All Missouri has going for them is that they had a great chance to play for the Big 12 title game but blew their chances by losing to Texas Tech and fell all the way to the bowl. Blaine Gabertt also had a disappointing sophomore season this year as he passed for 900 less yards and nine less touchdowns.

The oddsmakers had this game as a pick'em when the lines were released but due to Iowa's suspension the line has moved to make Missouri a three point favorite. In my opinion that spread should be closer to a touchdown, but what do I really know about lines.

Now onto the predictions.

Rivals has a pannel of writers and they all picked Missouri over Iowa, plus 66 percent of the Yahoo users in the Bowl Pick'em game choose Missouri.