Happy bowl day from frigid New York City.
Today's Hawkeye 10@10, your daily dose of Iowa football news and notes, gets you ready for the 4:15 p.m. Pinstripe Bowl game against Boston College.
Delivered weekdays at 10 a.m. at Hawkmania.com, here is today's Hawkeye 10@10:
1. Will today be the final game in an Iowa uniform for cornerback Josh Jackson?
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz wasn't going there during Tuesday's pre-bowl news conference.
"We'll figure that out next week,'' Ferentz said.
Jackson shares the national lead in interceptions with seven on the season and leads the Football Bowl Subdivision with 25 passes defended.
2. Boston College coach Steve Addazio said his team has one primary objective today against Iowa.
"One of the things we talk most about, to be quite frank, is to make sure that we don't beat ourselves,'' Addazio said.
He says that because he doesn't think Iowa will beat itself.
"I think we're most impressed with and concerned about is how fundamentally sound Iowa is, how tough they are,'' Addazio said.
3. The Hawkeye with the most career starts entering today's game isn't one of the team's three senior linebackers or a veteran receiver like Matt VandeBerg.
That player would starting offensive guard Sean Welsh, who is expected to make the 48th start of his Hawkeye career today.
"I think we've done a good job of preparing and putting ourselves in a position to go out and play well,'' Welsh said. "It's a game we all want to play well in. For all of the seniors, it's important to us.''
Jewell is expected to make the 43rd start of his career, while Ben Niemann will make his 40th and Bo Bower his 39th.
Nathan Bazata at 36, Parker Hesse at 34 and Matt VandeBerg at 30 will be the only other Hawkeyes with more than 30 college starts on their resume after today's game.
4. Kirk Ferentz has been impressed with the work of both of the nation's top freshman running backs.
The Hawkeyes got their fill of Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor as he rushed 29 times for 157 yards against Iowa during the Big Ten season.
Iowa is currently preparing to face Boston College's 240-pound rookie, A.J. Dillon.
Their styles differs, but Ferentz sees one commonality.
"What is similar is their production and the impact that they've had on their football teams,'' Ferentz said.
5. Boston College is one of five teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision which played 10 bowl-qualifying opponents this season.
The Eagles are joined by Arizona State as the only teams among the five to reach a bowl themselves while playing 10 bowl qualifiers.
Kansas, Syracuse and UTEP are the other teams that played 10 bowl teams this season.
Iowa is among 10 teams and seven bowl qualifiers to play nine teams with reached a bowl this season.
6. Iowa bowl records to keep an eye on today:
• Rushing, Marcus Coker, 219 yards vs. Missouri, 2010 Insight
• Passing yards, Chuck Long, 461 yards vs. Texas, 1984 Freedom
• Receiving yards, Dave Moritz, 168 yards vs. Tennessee, 1982 Peach
• Receptions, Ronnie Harmon, 11 vs. UCLA, 1986 Rose
• Tackles, Abdul Hodge, 19 vs. Florida, 2006 Outback
• Field goals, Nate Kaeding, 4 vs. Texas Tech, 2001 Alamo
7. Akrum Wadley needs two touchdowns today to match Tavian Banks' collection of 36 scores, the Iowa school career record.
Wadley, also 216 yards shy of reaching 3,000 rushing yards for his career heading into his college finale, wonders what might have happened if he would have stuck at cornerback.
He spent about a week as a defensive back in practice early in his career and recalls it wasn't pretty.
"I was pretty mediocre,'' Wadley said. "No one was going to burn me. I would have gotten a flag first.''
Wadley has scored two or more touchdowns four times this season for Iowa.
8. The Hawkeyes are 14-15-1 all-time in bowl games.
Iowa's current five-game bowl losing streak, a run which started with a 31-14 loss to Oklahoma in the 2011 Insight Bowl, followed a three-game win streak in postseason play.
The Hawkeyes' last bowl win also came in the Insight Bowl, a 27-24 win over Missouri in 2010.
Iowa's last match-up against an Atlantic Coast Conference team in a bowl came in the 2010 Orange Bowl, when it beat Georgia Tech 24-14.
9. Coaches prepared their teams for a bowl in a cold-weather climate by working outside during bowl preparations.
Playing on grass for just the second time this season, the Hawkeyes worked out at the Iowa soccer complex last week in Iowa City.
Boston College has worked outside in all of its bowl preparations. The Eagles had no choice. The school has no indoor football facility.
10. The current forecast calls for a kickoff temperature around 19 degrees at Yankee Stadium, making it by the far the coldest game of the season for the Hawkeyes.
The previous coldest kickoff for Iowa this season was 30 degrees for a Nov. 11 game at Wisconsin.