Jan. 27, 2005
- The game story
- Photos from the game
- Notes from the game
- Statistics from the game
- Video highlights from the game
- Listen to the game
- Watch Mediacom’s pre-game special
- Iowa Football 2005
- Order your 2004 Iowa Football Instant Replay DVD
Editor’s Note: The following was written by Ivan Maisel of espn.com
MOBILE, Ala. — Four years ago, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz convinced Matt Roth to turn down Nebraska by promising the suburban Chicago high school star that he wouldn’t have to play defensive end. He could continue to play linebacker.
Roth, a two-time All-Big Ten defensive end, smiled Wednesday when asked about it. “I love playing linebacker,” Roth said. “Once they put my hand on the ground, it felt like a natural fit. I had a knack for it.”
If 30 sacks over the last three years is any measure, Roth has a knack for defensive end. Click HERE to read the rest of Ivan Maisel’s story.