Sooners and Hawkeyes faces off in Insight Bowl


December 29th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A season of expectations didn’t turn out quite the way Oklahoma planned. The Sooners opened the season No. 1 and had hopes of winning a second national title under coach Bob Stoops. Those aspirations fizzled with two losses in the final three games, dropping Oklahoma (9-3) into Friday night’s Insight Bowl against Iowa. Disappointed to miss out on a BCS bowl, the Sooners still would like to end the season strong in what could be the final game for quarterback Landry Jones, who’s weighing whether to leave for the NFL next season. Iowa (7-5) will be without leading rusher Marcus Coker due to a suspension but doesn’t figure to be a walkover after knocking off Missouri in last year’s Insight Bowl.