NEW YORK (AP) — Akrum Wadley rushed, received and returned in dazzling fashion on a frozen field and Iowa beat Boston College 27-20 in the frigid Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.
The Hawkeyes (8-5) had been the only team in the nation to lose a bowl game in each of the last four seasons. Iowa had last won a bowl game in 2010 .
Boston College (7-6) had trouble gripping the stadium turf, which was akin to running on ice and the conditions forced players to change from cleats to sneakers to get some grip. The most common huddle was the one around the sideline heaters.
BC’s AJ Dillon, a Lawrence Academy graduate, found the field just to his liking, and ripped off a 66-yard run in the second quarter. The freshman had 126 yards rushing overall in the first half.
Dillon had a 4-yard TD run in the first quarter. His monster half helped the Eagles hold a 281-56 edge in total yards, a staggering discrepancy that made little impact on the scoreboard.
“I thought we moved the ball well given what the conditions were,” Boston College coach Steve Addazio said.