It’s no secret that Iowa’s offensive line is elite, but so is Iowa State’s defensive line.
This matchup will be a huge factor in determining the game, no doubt about it. More importantly, Ray Lima will be at the forefront of that matchup.
Lima is the anchor of the defense, and is essential to Iowa State’s three man front. Lima is an ABSOLUTE UNIT standing at 6’3 and weighing 310 pounds. His big frame and quickness for size allows him to soak up two to three offensive lineman per play, which opens up the gaps for the linebackers while the defensive ends draw the tackles out.