On Jan. 2, the Tennessee Volunteers (6-6) will face off versus the Iowa Hawkeyes (7-5) in the TaxSlayer Bowl (formerly known as the Gator Bowl) in Jacksonville, Florida.
This game represents an interesting dynamic. Both teams pride themselves upon playing extremely well on the defensive side of the ball. Tennessee allowed 23.9 points per game this season, and Iowa allowed only 24.0 points a game.
The big difference comes in the category of experience. Iowa is a veteran-laden bunch. Tennessee relies primarily upon underclassmen. Regardless, this game presents an opportunity for both programs to begin the New Year on a positive note.
Here’s everything you need to know:
Date: Friday, Jan. 2, 2015,
Time: 3:20 p.m. ET
TV channel: ESPN
Location: Jacksonville, Fla.
Stadium: EverBank Field (84,000 capacity)
Radio: ESPN Radio