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Outback Bowl

Gameday: January 1, 2014 12 p.m. central

Early football bowl projections have Hawkeyes going coast to coast

[ 0 ] May 27, 2014

It’s the end of May, when the college football season seems to soooo far away. But if you’re looking for something to tide you over, there are several bowl projections starting to pop up. And the experts are all over the map, literally, when it comes to Iowa’s postseason destination. Brett McMurphy of ESPN has […]

UI overspends on Outback Bowl trip

[ 0 ] April 1, 2014

By Sara Agnew / Iowa City Press-Citizen University of Iowa officials say the higher-than-expected cost of a charter airplane is to blame for the UI Athletics Department going over budget on its trip to the 2014 Outback Bowl. According to documents released Tuesday by the university, Iowa spent $2,019,375 on the New Year’s Day Outback Bowl […]

2013 football season in review: Rediscovering a program blueprint

[ 0 ] January 4, 2014

Players such as Carl Davis are the heart and soul of Iowa football in Ferentz’s 15 seasons as coach.

Pat Harty: Questions remain for Davis after Outback loss

[ 0 ] January 2, 2014

Fair or not, opinions of Iowa offensive coordinator Greg Davis are still mixed in the wake of Wednesday’s 21-14 loss to Louisiana State in the Outback Bowl.

LSU receiver on Desmond King: ‘He’s going to be a great player’

[ 0 ] January 1, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. — Louisiana State entered Wednesday’s Outback Bowl with two 1,000-yard receivers in Odell Beckham, Jr., and Jarvis Landry. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz called the two juniors future NFL receivers. Both are expected to declare for the NFL Draft later this week. That was the talent challenge facing Iowa freshman right cornerback Desmond King, […]

Mixed bag for Martin-Manley includes muff, touchdown

[ 0 ] January 1, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. — It was another up-and-down performance for Kevonte Martin-Manley. As he did earlier this season, Iowa’s junior receiver was involved in positive and negative plays during the course of Wednesday’s Outback Bowl. A muffed punt return by Martin-Manley in the second quarter helped Louisiana State score a touchdown and take a 14-0 lead. […]

Cotton’s final big return gave Iowa a chance

[ 0 ] January 1, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. — Jordan Cotton thought he was going to make it to the end zone. “Then I heard the guy behind me,” Cotton said. “He had the angle and he dove.” Cotton’s 96-yard kickoff return, with just under 2 minutes to play, gave Iowa the ball at the LSU 4. It led to the […]

Ferentz emotional about seniors’ role in Iowa’s rebound

[ 0 ] January 1, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. — Iowa’s 2013 football team holds a special place in coach Kirk Ferentz’s heart. That was clearly obvious after Wednesday’s 21-14 loss to No. 14 LSU in the Outback Bowl. Ferentz appeared emotional and was fighting back tears when asked what this team meant to him. A team that had turned a 4-8 […]

Lowdermilk on fumble: ‘It was just an embarrassing play’

[ 0 ] January 1, 2014

On a day when nothing came easy for Iowa’s football team, John Lowdermilk made things way too difficult. The junior safety provided a spark with his third-quarter interception and 71-yard return. It would have been a touchdown, but after a replay review, it was determined he dropped the ball before crossing the goal line. “It […]

Andrew Logue: Offense’s struggles seal Iowa’s fate

[ 0 ] January 1, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. — If you can’t convert third-and-inches, your options really start to dwindle. That was the biggest takeaway from Wednesday’s Outback Bowl, as 14th-ranked Louisiana State bullied its way to a 21-14 win over Iowa. Remember all the talk about LSU’s freshman quarterback? 83 photos: All the Outback Bowl action from Tampa Outback Bowl […]