Iowa football is not flashy.
In an era of spread offenses, the Hawkeyes prefer to line up with a fullback or multiple tight ends, or both, and pound the ball with their running game. On defense, Maryland center Sal Conaboy said Iowa's linemen "don't do anything crazy."
"They play hard-nosed football," he said. "We know we've got to come out and do the same and get after it."
Maryland was pushed around in the trenches on both sides of the ball during its Oct. 4 loss to Ohio State.
The line play likely will need to be much better if the Terps (4-2, 1-1 Big Ten Conference) are...