Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock has had a quality season for the Hawkeyes. The sophomore has done a sensational job leading his team to an 8-4 record a season after Iowa went just 4 and 8. Rudock has played well but he will need to have the best game of his career if he wants to give his team a chance against a dangerous LSU squad that is favored by more than a touchdown.
It will be important for Rudock to play turnover free football against the Tigers. He has struggled with interceptions all season. He has twelve picks on the year, and in Iowa’s four losses he has thrown six interceptions including at least one in every game.
Rudock has thrown for 18 touchdown passes but he leads an Iowa passing attack that is only 92nd in the country in passing yards a game, with 200.4. This is not entirely his fault because he plays in the Hawkeye’s run first style offense. Iowa has ran the ball on over 60% of their snaps this season.
Rudock is not overly mobile but is able to get the job done on his feet when it is required. He is second on the team with five rushing touchdowns.
Rudock has played extremely well in his last three games throwing for two touchdowns in each game, and leading the Hawkeyes to a victory in all of them.
LSU’s defense has been extremely inconsistent this year. The Tigers’ defense has at times looked dominant but other times looked completely non existent. The defense that shows up for LSU could decide how Rudock plays in the game.