Iowa football: 5 things to watch in 2016

The Iowa Hawkeyes went 12-0 and won the Big Ten West in 2015. This season, Kirk Ferentz’s team certainly has the tools to make an impact in 2016 so it will be interesting to see what they accomplish.

Offensively, they have a senior leader in quarterback C.J. Beathard along with one of the best offensive lines in the conference.

The Hawkeyes defense should be very strong this year as well with linebacker Josey Jewell and defensive back Desmond King looking to make a big impact on that side of the ball.

Let’s take a look at five things to watch for Iowa in the 2016 college football season.