MIAMI, Fla. -- This is a one-sided game so far, and it's Iowa's side. Quarterback Ricky Stanzi is making big pass plays the Georgia Tech defense can't stop. Two have led to two touchdowns, and the Hawkeyes lead 14-0 with 4:04 still left to play in the first quarter.
Repeat, first quarter.
And visions of LSU danced in their heads ...
Four plays, 83 yards later and Georgia Tech is in the same kind of trouble it was a year ago in the Chick-fil-A Bowl when LSU embarrassed them. (In that game, though, special teams was the culprit. This time, it's Iowa.)
Iowa is controlling this game, and it's not doing it by grinding it out on the ground. It's having its way with Georgia Tech's secondary, and doesn't even need to run the ball. Paul Johnson said his game plan coming into the Orange Bowl was to have Stanzi beat them with his arm.
Careful what you wish for.
Georgia Tech's offense isn't bailing its defense out today, and the further they get behind, the more pressure there will be for Josh Nesbitt to throw. It looks like Kirk Ferentz stole Johnson's game plan.