Bowl Game Summaries

1957 Rose Bowl

Iowa 35
Oregon State 19

Game Recap
Switching from the mighty defensive role they played all season (which included four shutouts), Iowa put on a great offensive show to defeat Oregon State 35-19 in the 43rd Rose Bowl. It was the school’s first bowl appearance. Iowa assumed an early lead on game MVP Kenny Ploen’s 49 yard run. Ploen also completed 9 of 10 passes. Collins Hagler scored two TDs and totaled a game best 85 rushing yards. Iowa played Oregon State during the regular season and had also won that encounter, 14 13. The Rose Bowl win was the Big Ten’s 10th win in 11 games against its west coast opponents. Over 15,000 Hawkeye fans attended the game.

IA Ploen 49 run (Prescott kick)
IA Hagler 9 run (Prescott kick)
OSU Berry 3 run (kick failed)
IA Happel 5 run (Prescott kick)
IA Hagler 66 run (Prescott kick)
OSU Beamer 1 run (kick failed)
IA Gibbons 16 pass from Ploen (Prescott kick)
OSU Hammack 35 pass from Francis (Beamer run)


Iowa: Hagler 10-85, Dobrino 4-64, Ploen 8-59.
OSU: Francis 15-73, Beamer 7-31.

Iowa: Ploen 9-10-0 83.
OSU: Francis 10-12-0 130.

Iowa: Gibbons 5-61, Harris 2-21.
OSU: Hammack 4-65, Beamer 2-31.

1959 Rose Bowl

Iowa 38
California 12

Bob Jeter ran for 194 yards on nine carries, earned Player of the Game honors and led Iowa to a 38-12 win over California in the 45th Rose Bowl. Over 18,000 Iowa fans made the trip to Pasadena. Head Coach Forest Evashevski had to get out of his sickbed to lead Iowa to its second Rose Bowl win in three years. Willie Fleming tallied twice for the winners. Fleming had 85 yards (nine attempts) on the ground. The Hawkeyes set Rose Bowl records for total offense (516) and rushing offense (429). Jeter’s 21.6 yards per carry average and his 81 yard TD run were Rose Bowl records.

IA Duncan 2 run (Prescott kick)
IA Langston 7 pass from Duncan (Prescott kick)
IA Horn 4 run (kick failed)
CAL Hart 1 run (pass failed)
IA Fleming 37 run (pass failed)
IA Jeter 81 run (pass failed)
IA Fleming 7 run (pass failed)
CAL Hart 17 pass from Kapp (run failed)


Iowa: Jeter 9-194, Fleming 9-85, Gravel 3-45, Nocera 9-37.
Cal: Olguin 9-62, Patton 9-45, Kapp 10-34.

Iowa: Duncan 5-7-0 50, Ogiego 4-5-0 37.
Cal: Kapp 8-17-1 126.

Iowa: Prescott 3-31.
Cal: Hart 4-61, Garvin 1-31.

1982 Rose Bowl

Washington 28
Iowa 0

Washington’s Jacque Robinson rushed for 142 yards and two touchdowns as the Huskies blanked Iowa 28-0 in the 68th Rose Bowl game. One of the key plays was late in the first half when Iowa tried to convert a fourth and seven situation at Washington’s 40 yard line. Pete Gales’ pass was incomplete, and the Huskies moved the ball downfield and scored with 0:19 left for a 13 0 halftime lead. Iowa’s offense turned the ball over five times while Washington had just one turnover. The game marked the third bowl game in school history and the first in 23 years.

W Robinson 1 run (Nelson kick)
W Coty 1 run (pass failed)
W Robinson 34 run (Skansi pass from Pelleur)
W Cowan 3 run (Nelson kick)


Iowa: Granger 13-80, Bohannon 10-44.
Washington: Robinson 20-142.

Iowa: Gales 4-7-1 51, Bohannon 6-14-2 33.
Washington: Pelleur 15-29-1 142.
Iowa: Brown 6-52.
Washington: Skansi 4-69, Allen 5-68.

1982 Peach Bowl

Iowa 28
Tennessee 22

A brilliant passing performance by Chuck Long led the Hawkeyes to a 28-22 Peach Bowl win over Tennessee. Long completed 14 of 17 first half passes for 231 yards and three touchdowns. Iowa led 21 7 at the intermission. Long had 304 yards passing and 306 yards total offense, both Peach Bowl records. Dave Moritz tied the bowl game record with eight receptions, all in the first half. Nineteen Peach Bowl records were tied or broken. Iowa WR Ronnie Harmon had a pair of TD receptions. The Peach Bowl was the first non Rose Bowl postseason game in school history.

TN Cockrell 6 run (Reveiz kick)
IA Moritz 57 pass from Long (Nichol kick)
IA Harmon 18 pass from Long (Nichol kick)
IA Harmon 8 pass from Long (Nichol kick)
TN Coleman 10 run (kick failed)
IA Phillips 2 run (Nichol kick)
TN Gault 19 pass from Cockrell (pass failed)
TN FG Reveiz 27


Iowa: Gill 16 -0, Phillips 10-34.
Tennessee: Coleman 11-103, Furnas 12-52.

Iowa: Long 19-26-1 304.
Tennessee: Cockrell 22-41-0 221.

Iowa: Moritz 8-168, Harmon 3-44, Gill 3-39.
Tennessee: Wilson 7-62, Duncan 3-52, Miller 2-30.

1983 Gator Bowl

Florida 14
Iowa 6

Cold weather stalled a couple of high powered offenses in the 39th annual Gator Bowl as Florida defeated Iowa 14-6. The wind chill at game time was 13 degrees below zero. The Hawkeyes and Gators combined for six interceptions, 19 penalties and only seven of 31 third down conversions in the ragged contest. The play of the game took place with 1:08 left in the first half. Tom Nichol, attempting to punt out of his own end zone, misplayed a high snap and Florida’s Doug Drew covered it for a touchdown. Nichol scored the Hawkeyes’ only points on a pair of short field goals. Owen Gill led the Hawkeye offense with 83 yards rushing.

FL Anderson 1 run (Raymond kick)
IA FG Nichol 32
FL Drew fumble recovery in end zone (Raymond kick)
IA FG Nichol 31


Iowa: Gill 10-83, Granger 9-37, Phillips 13-33.
Florida: Anderson 17-84, Williams 10-68.

Iowa: Long 13-28-4 167.
Florida: Peace 9-22-2 92.

Iowa: Harmon 6-90.
Florida: Dixon 5-55.

1984 Freedom Bowl

Iowa 55
Texas 17

Chuck Long’s passing performance surpassed all previous bowl games as the Hawkeyes blasted Texas 55-17 in the inaugural Freedom Bowl. Long completed 29 of 39 passes for 461 yards and six TDs despite a steady rain throughout the game. Iowa scored 31 unanswered points in the third quarter. Long’s third quarter totals were 12 14 passes for 241 yards and four touchdowns. Both Robert Smith (4 catches, 115 yards) and Bill Happel (8, 104) had over 100 yards receiving.

IA Hayes 6 pass from Long (Nichol kick)
IA Flagg 11 pass from Long (Nichol kick)
TX Bryant 11 pass from Dodge (Ward kick)
IA Bush 1 run (Nichol kick)
TX Harris 1 pass from Dodge (Ward kick)
TX FG Ward 46
IA FG Nichol 27
IA FG Nichol 35
IA Happel 33 pass from Long (Nichol kick)
IA Smith 49 pass from Long (Nichol kick)
IA Helverson 4 pass from Long (Nichol kick)
IA Hayes 15 pass from Long (Nichol kick)


Iowa: Gill 17-61.
Texas: Orr 12-67, Johnson 8-56.

Iowa: Long 29-39-0 461.
Texas: Dodge 16-32-2 180.

Iowa: Smith 4-115, Happel 8-104, Flagg 5-71, Hayes 3-70, Helverson 4-66.
Texas: Bryant 3-50, Duhon 1-47, Moerschell 4-40, Harris 6-37.

1986 Rose Bowl

Iowa 28

UCLA freshman tailback Eric Ball paved the way for the Bruins’ 45-28 upset victory over Big Ten champion Iowa. Ball, who didn’t start, rambled for 227 yards on 22 carries. Ball scored on runs of 30, 40, six and 32 yards. Iowa QB Chuck Long completed 29 of 37 attempts for 319 yards and one score. The Hawkeyes turned the ball over five times, including four times in the first half, as UCLA built a 24-10 lead. RB Ronnie Harmon caught a career high 11 passes for 102 yards and Rob Houghtlin added field goals of 24 and 52 yards. The teams combined for 889 yards of total offense and 54 first downs.

IA Hudson 1 run (Houghtlin kick)
UCLA Ball 30 run (Lee kick)
UCLA FG Lee 42
IA FG Houghtlin 24
UCLA Ball 40 run (Lee kick)
UCLA Ball 6 run (Lee kick)
IA Long 4 run (Houghtlin kick)
UCLA Sherrard 6 pass from Stevens (Lee kick)
UCLA Ball 32 run (Lee kick)
IA FG Houghtlin 52
UCLA Stevens 1 run (Lee kick)
IA Happel 11 pass from Long (K. Harmon run)


Iowa: R. Harmon 14-55, Hudson 13-53.
UCLA: Ball 22-227, Green 13-46, Farr 5-42.

Iowa: Long 29-37-1 319.
UCLA: Stevens 16-26-1 189.

Iowa: R. Harmon 11-102, Happel 6-89, Flagg 3-55, Smith 4-44.
UCLA: Dorrell 3-59, Sherrard 4-48, Tennell 3-30.

1986 Holiday Bowl

Iowa 39
San Diego State 38

Rob Houghtlin’s 41 yard field goal as time expired culminated an 18 point blitz in the final 8:39 and helped Iowa down San Diego State 39-38 in the ninth annual Holiday Bowl. The Hawkeyes stormed back on a pair of Mark Vlasic TD throws in the final period to take a 36 35 lead. SDSU’s Kevin Rahill booted a 21 yard FG with 0:47 left to give the Aztecs a 38 36 advantage. Kevin Harmon returned the ensuing kickoff to the SDSU 37 yard line, and Houghtlin kicked the game winner four plays later. Iowa was able to win only after converting two-point conversions following two of their final three touchdowns.

IA Bayless 5 run (Houghtlin kick)
SDSU Hardy 6 pass from Santos (kick failed)
SDSU Jackson 44 pass from Santos (Hardy run)
IA Vlasic 1 run (kick failed)
SDSU Gilbreath 28 pass from Santos (Rahill kick)
SDSU Gilmore 1 run (Rahill kick)
IA Hudson 1 run (Smith pass from Vlasic)
SDSU Hardy 6 run (Rahill kick)
IA Cook 29 pass from Vlasic (Flagg pass from Vlasic)
IA Flagg 4 pass from Vlasic (Houghtlin kick)
SDSU Rahill, 21 FG
IA Houghtlin, 41 FG


Iowa: Bayless 19-110, Hudson 9-43.
SDSU: Hardy 26-83, Gilmore 7-35.

Iowa: Vlasic 15-28-1 222.
SDSU: Santos 21-33-2 298.

Iowa: Flagg 4-66, Early 3-57, Cook 2-51.
SDSU: Jackson 2-89, Gilbreath 5-87, Gilmore 9-70.

1987 Holiday Bowl

Iowa 20
Wyoming 19

Iowa’s defense and special teams scored two touchdowns and FB David Hudson tallied on a short run in the fourth period to rally the Hawkeyes to a 20-19 triumph over Wyoming in the 10th Holiday Bowl. Merton Hanks deflected a second period punt, the first of his two blocked kicks, and Jay Hess covered it in the end zone for a score. Anthony Wright cut the lead to 19 13 with a 33 yard interception return. Greg Worker’s 52 yard FG attempt was blocked by Hanks with 46 seconds left to preserve the victory. Wright, who added six tackles, was Iowa’s game MVP. Wyoming had a 12 0 lead before Hess got the Hawkeyes on the scoreboard, but Iowa still trailed 19-7 at halftime before pitching a shutout in the second half.

W Worker, 43 FG
W Worker, 38 FG
W Loving 15 pass from Burnett (pass failed)
IA Hess 10 blocked punt return (Houghtlin kick)
W Abraham 3 run (Worker kick)
IA Wright 33 interception return (Houghtlin kick)
IA Hudson 1 run (pass failed)


Iowa: Harmon 12-47, Hudson 10-43.
Wyoming: Abraham 14-39.

Iowa: Hartlieb 21-35-0 237.
Wyoming: Burnett 28-51-1 332.

Iowa: Flagg 6-93, Watkins 4-72, Cook 6-43.
Wyoming: Sargent 8-106, Loving 5-63, Wood 4-51, Joseph 4-42.

1988 Peach Bowl

N.C. State 28
Iowa 23

Iowa couldn’t overcome seven turnovers, including three interceptions by North Carolina State’s Michael Brooks, in a 28 23 loss in the Peach Bowl. NCSU jumped out to a 28-3 lead before the Hawkeyes staged a furious comeback with 20 unanswered points. Chuck Hartlieb passed for 428 yards 122 to Marv Cook and 101 and two TDs to Deven Harberts in the catch up effort. The Hawkeyes trailed 28 3 just 15 minutes into the game before Hartlieb worked his magic. The Wolfpack also committed seven turnovers, losing five fumbles. Freshman Tyrell Jackson scored two TDs for North Carolina State.

NCSU Davenport 1 run (Hartman kick)
IA FG Murphy 30
NCSU Peebles 75 pass from Montgomery (Hartman kick)
NCSU Jackson 2 run (Hartman kick)
NCSU Jackson 30 run (Hartman kick)
IA Harberts 8 pass from Hartlieb (Murphy kick)
IA Harberts 22 pass from Hartlieb (Murphy kick)
IA Smith 7 pass from Hartlieb (pass failed)


Iowa: Saunders 6-22.
NCSU: Jackson 17-86, Crite 13-53.

Iowa: Hartlieb 30-51-4 428.
NCSU: Montgomery 7-10-1 152.

Iowa: Cook 8-122, Harberts 6-101, Bass 4-67.
NCSU: Peebles 2-91.

1991 Rose Bowl

Washington 46
Iowa 34

Iowa charged back from a 33 7 halftime deficit to pull within 13 (39-26) with 5:07 left, but Washington held on to defeat the Hawkeyes 46-34 in the highest scoring game in Rose Bowl history. Nick Bell gained 64 yards to go over 1,000 for the season (1,009) and Tony Stewart became Iowa’s all time leading rusher (2,562). The receiving corps was a bright spot for Iowa, combining for 315 yards on 17 catches. Mike Saunders led Iowa’s receivers with five catches for 99 yards and Bell totaled 85 yards on three receptions. Bell and QB Matt Rodgers both rushed for two touchdowns.

W FG Hanson 23
W Hall 27 return of blocked punt (Hanson kick)
IA Bell 15 run (Skillett kick)
W FG Hanson 38
W Mincy 37 return of interception (run failed)
W Brunell 5 run (Hanson kick)
W Bailey 22 pass from Brunell (Hanson kick)
IA Rodgers 7 run (Skillett kick)
W Brunell 20 run (run failed)
IA Rodgers 9 run (run failed)
IA Bell 20 run (run failed)
W Bailey 31 pass from Brunell (Hanson kick)
IA Saunders 12 pass from Rodgers (Velicer pass from Rodgers)


Iowa: Bell 11-64, Montgomery 4-26, Stewart 7-21.
Washington: Lewis 19-128, Bryant 3-47, Brunell 10-28.

Iowa: Rodgers 15-34-3 196, Hughes 1-1-0 66, Titley 1-1-0 53.
Washington: Brunell 14-22-1 163.

Iowa: Saunders 5-99, Bell 3-85, Filloon 1-53.
Washington: Bailey 2-53, Turner 3-36, Pierce 4-32.

1991 Holiday Bowl

Iowa 13
Brigham Young 13

Iowa’s attempt to become the winningest team in Hawkeye history came up just short at the hands of Ty Detmer and Brigham Young. The 1990 Heisman Trophy winner passed for 350 yards in rallying the Cougars back from a 13-0 halftime deficit. Iowa built its lead on two touchdown runs by Mike Saunders. Saunders joined Iowa’s exclusive 1,000 yard in a season club. He had 103 yards on 19 carries in the Holiday Bowl to give him 1,022 for the season and 1,476 career rushing yards. Iowa QB Matt Rodgers completed 19 of 28 passes for 221 yards. Jon Filloon caught a career high seven passes for 107 yards in his final game as a Hawkeye. All American defensive end Leroy Smith was injured in the first half and never returned to the Iowa lineup. BYU had a chance to win the game with under 30 seconds to play. The Cougars had a first down on the Iowa 18 yard line with the score tied. However, Detmer’s final pass was intercepted by Carlos James at the goal line. Teddy Jo Faley led Iowa’s defenders with 14 tackles, including 13 solo stops. The Hawkeyes finished the season ranked 10th in both the AP and CNN/USA Today polls with a 10-1-1 record.

IA Saunders 13 run (kick failed)
IA Saunders 5 run (Skillett kick)
BYU Tuipulotu 9 pass from Detmer (kick failed)
BYU Anderson 29 pass from Detmer (Kauffman kick)


Iowa: Saunders 19-103, Montgomery 7-35.
BYU: Willis 13-61, Tuipulotu 12-44.

Iowa: Rodgers 19-28-1 221.
BYU: Detmer 29-44-1 350.

Iowa: Filloon 7-107, Hughes 5-48, Cross 3-31.
BYU: Tuipulotu 8-85, Rex 6-71, Drage 5-62, Nowatzke 3-60.

Iowa: Faley 14, Polly 8, Blue 6, Clark 6, Derby 6.
BYU: Hansen 9, Mitchell 9, Arnold 8, Biegel 6.

1993 Alamo Bowl

California – – 37
Iowa – – 3

California exploded for 17 points in the second quarter and defeated Iowa 37-3 in the inaugural Alamo Bowl. The Golden Bears built a 9-0 lead on three field goals by Doug Brien, then expanded their advantage to 16-0 on a six yard touchdown pass from Dave Barr to Mike Caldwell. Iowa’s deficit grew when Jerrott Willard picked off a Paul Burmeister pass and ran it 61 yards for a score just before halftime. Iowa’s only points in the second half came on a 42 yard field goal by Brion Hurley in the third quarter. Iowa finished the season 6 6. A bright spot was punter Nick Gallery, who averaged 43 yards on eight punts. Harold Jasper had four pass receptions for 55 yards to lead Iowa’s receivers. Larry Blue received the Alamo Bowl Sportsmanship Award. The game marked Coach Hayden Fry’s first return to his home state for a game since he took the Iowa job 15 years earlier.

Cal 37 FG, Brien
Cal 20 FG, Brien
Cal 30 FG, Brien
Cal Caldwell 6 pass from Barr (Brien kick)
Cal Willard 61 interception return (Brien kick)
IA 42 FG, Hurley
Cal Uwaezuoke 34 pass from Barr (Brien kick)
Cal Remington 12 pass from Barr (Brien kick)


Iowa: Kahl 5-27, King 5-19, Shaw 4-14.
California: Chapman 24-89, Edwards 6-42, Rutherford 10-40.

Iowa: Burmeister 6-17-1 37.
California: Barr 21-28-0 266.

Iowa: Jasper 4-55, Dean 2-15.
California: Caldwell 5-80, Uwaezuoke 2-55, Chapman 5-50.

Iowa: Dailey 16, Sether 10, Hilliard 9.
California: Willard 6, Spears 5.

1995 Sun Bowl

Iowa – – 38
Washington – – 18

Iowa jumped out to the early lead and didn’t look back, defeating Pac-10 co-champion Washington, 38-18, in the 62nd annual Sun Bowl at El Paso, TX. Sedrick Shaw started the Iowa scoring by taking a handoff and running 58 yards for a touchdown only 1:52 into the game. Kickers Brion Hurley and Zach Bromert each added a pair of field goals. A snap over the punter’s head led to a safety and a 21-0 halftime lead for the Hawkeyes. Hurley kicked his third field goal of the day from 50 yards out as Iowa’s lead climbed to 24 in the third quarter. Washington got on the board for the first time at the 8:37 mark of the third quarter when Shane Fortney hit Jerome Pathon on a 30-yard touchdown pass. Iowa fullback Michael Burger scored on runs of eight- and one-yard to increase the score to 38-6 before Washington added two late scores. The Iowa defense recorded four sacks while forcing three fumbles. Hawkeye running backs Shaw (135) and Tavian Banks (122) each rushed for over 100 yards. The win moved Iowa’s final record to 8-4.

IA – – Shaw, 58 run (Bromert kick)
IA – – Hurley, 49 FG
IA – – Safety, punt snap out of endzone
IA – – Bromert, 33 FG
IA – – Hurley, 47 FG
IA – – Hurley, 50 FG
W – – Pathon, 30 pass from Fortney (pass failed)
IA – – Burger, 8 run (Bromert kick)
IA – – Burger, 1 run (Bromert kick)
W – – Coleman, 3 pass from Huard (pass failed)
W – – Conwell, 20 pass from Huard (run failed)


Iowa: Shaw 21-135, Banks 13-122, Burger 7-39.
Washington: Neal 9-65, Shehee 8-38.

Iowa: Sherman 24-11-1-135.
Washington: Huard 26-14-0-194, Fortney 11-5-0-56.

Iowa: Slutzker 4-66, Dwight 3-40.
Washington: Conwell 4-71, Pathen 4-62, Coleman 3-33.

Iowa: Rollins 8, Diaco 6, Jackson 6.
Washington: Aleaga 14, Devers 9, Jensen 9, Malloe 9, Davis 9.

1996 Alamo Bowl

Iowa – – 27
Texas Tech – – 0

In its first trip back to San Antonio since losing to California 37-3 in the inaugural 1993 Alamo Bowl, Iowa’s defense put on a clinic in stopping the run – one runner in particular. Iowa’s group of run-stoppers, headed by sophomore linebackers Matt Hughes and Vernon Rollins, held Doak Walker Award winner and 2,000-yard rusher Byron Hanspard to 64 yards rushing on 18 attempts. In the process the Hawkeyes shut down Texas Tech for a dominating 27-0 win. Hanspard’s longest run of the evening was 17 yards, as Iowa controlled the line of scrimmage and limited the Red Raiders to 60 yards total rushing. The victory was Iowa’s second shutout of the season (the Hawkeyes also blanked Wisconsin 31-0). And while Hanspard was held in check throughout, Iowa senior Sedrick Shaw was unstoppable as he rushed for 113 yards on 20 carries and one touchdown. Shaw’s second touchdown run was impressive, as he broke three tackles enroute to the end zone. Matt Sherman led a consistent Iowa offense with 126 yards passing – 105 to wide receiver Tim Dwight. The Hawkeye ground attack churned for 217 yards. Hughes finished with eight tackles, while Rollins added five. Sophomore Jared DeVries finished with two sacks and five tackles, three for a loss. Shaw and DeVries were named offensive and defensive MVP’s, respectively.

IA – – Sherman one run (Bromert rush failed)
IA – – Shaw 20 run (Knipper pass reception)
IA – – Bromert 36 FG
IA – – Bromert 26 FG
IA – – Filer 14 run (Bromert kick)


Iowa: Shaw 20-113, Filer 4-41, Banks 13-30, Granquist 4-25.
Texas Tech: Hanspard 18-64, Lethridge 12- (-4).

Iowa: Dwight 6-105, Knipper 1-17, Willock 1-13.
Texas Tech: Hart 4-46, McKenzie 3-38, DuBuc 3-20.

Iowa: Sherman 9-16-126, Driscoll 1-1-13.
Texas Tech: 13-28-1-139. Cavazos 1-4-6.

Iowa: Hughes 8, DeVries 5, Rollins 5, Ennis-Inge 5.
Texas Tech: Brown 7, Reagor 6, Jones 5, Johnson 5.

1997 Sun Bowl

Arizona State – – 17
Iowa – – 7

An incredible defensive effort by Arizona State picked apart Iowa’s ninth-ranked offense and earned the Sun Devils a 17-7 win in the Norwest Sun Bowl. The Sun Devil offense overshadowed Iowa, as ASU rushed for 268 yards and compiled 377 yards total offense. RB Tavian Banks sparked the offense unit on Iowa’s second possession, breaking loose for a 26-yard run to the ASU 30. Unfortunately, for Iowa, ASU held the nation’s fourth-best rusher to only 52 yards in the game. In the second quarter ASU set a seven-play, 55-yard scoring drive into motion, and never looked back. The Sun Devils recovered an Iowa fumble late in the first half and added a field goal for a 10-0 halftime advantage.Iowa was able to score on a six-play, 87-yard scoring drive, under the direction of quarterback Randy Reiners, late in the fourth quarter. LBs Raj Clark and Matt Hughes led the Iowa defense, each recording 12 tackles, while CB Ed Gibson added 11. Jared DeVries contributed nine tackles, two tackles for loss and one sack. Iowa punter Jason Baker was named Sun Bowl Special Teams MVP after averaging 48.9 yards per punt, including a Sun Bowl-record 76-yarder.

ASU – – Jackson 35 pass from Campbell (Nycz kick)
ASU – – Nycz 20 FG
ASU – – Martin 1 run (Nycz kick)
IA – – Carter 26 pass from Reiners (Bromert kick)


Iowa: Banks 14-52, Thein 3-5, Burger 1-1, Reiners 5-0, Sherman 7- (-39).
Arizona State: Martin 27-169, Redmond 13-50, Farlow 8-30, Paulk 5-20.

Iowa: Sherman 8-22-0-120, Reiners 4-5-0-70.
Arizona State: Campbell 5-11-0-109.

Iowa: Gibson 3-79, Dwight 3-51, Banks 2-12, Carter 1-26, Collins 1-12, Willock 1-6, Knipper 1-4.
Arizona State: Jackson 2-44, Mitchell 1-41, Redmond 1-14, Paulk 1-10.

Iowa: Clark 12, Hughes 12, Gibson 11, Cooks 10, LaFleur 10.
Arizona State: Jackson 7, Staat 6.

2001 Alamo Bowl

Iowa – – 19
Texas Tech – – 16

Iowa’s Nate Kaeding kicked a 47-yard field goal with 44 seconds to play in the game and defensive back Bob Sanders intercepted a Texas Tech pass in the endzone on the final play as Iowa defeated the Red Raiders 19-16 in the 2001 Alamo Bowl. The Hawkeyes ended the season with a 7-5 overall record with the bowl victory. The crowd of 65,232 marked the second largest crowd in Alamo Bowl history.The Hawkeye drove 53 yards in eight plays for the final score of the game, which was the fourth field goal of the day for Kaeding. Texas Tech had tied the score at 16-16 with 2:05 remaining before Iowa’s game winning drive.Iowa QB Kyle McCann accounted for most of the yardage in the final scoring drive. He compleded three straight passes for 41 totals yards and then scrambled for 16 yards to the Tech 26-yardline to set up Kaeding’s game winning kick.Kaeding tied an Iowa record with the four field goals, which came from 36, 31, 46 and 47 yards. Iowa took an early 10-0 lead in the first half, using a ball control offense to keep the Red Raider passing attack on the sidelines. Tech got on the scoreboard on the final play of the half on a 50-yard field goal and tied the score at 10-10 on its first possession of the third quarter.An interception by Iowa’s Derrick Pickens led to an Iowa field goal for a 13-10 advantage and good field position led to Kaeding’s 46-yard effort that put Iowa in front 16-10.Pickens was named the Outstanding Defensive Player of the Game, while RB Aaron Greving earned that award for offense. Filling in for the injured Ladell Betts, Greving rushed 25 times for 115 yards, including a one-yard scoring run for Iowa’s only touchdown. McCann completed 19-26 passes for 161 yards, with no interceptions.Along with the interception on the final play of the game, Sanders led the Iowa defense with 11 tackles. Grant Steen added eight stops and Benny Sapp had seven tackles and an interception. Iowa’s defense held Texas Tech to just 80 net rushing yards.

IA – – Kaeding, 36 FG
IA – – Greving, 1 run (Kaeding kick)
Tech – – Greathouse, 50 FG
Tech – – Walker, 20 pass from Kingsbury (Treece kick)
IA – – Kaeding, 31 FG
IA – – Kaeding, 46 FG
Tech – – Treece, 23 FG
Tech – – Treece, 37 FG
IA – – Kaeding, 47 FG


Texas Tech: Kingsbury 9-42, Williams 9-30, Francis 1-6
Iowa: Greving 25-115, Allen 7-36, McCann 7-26, Betts 2-4

Texas Tech: Kingsbury 49-29-3-309
Iowa: McCann 26-19-0-161

Texas Tech: Peters 8-60, Glover 6-77, Welker 6-62, Francis 5-90
Iowa: Hill 6-49, Clark 4-30, Dodge 4-26, Allen 3-38

Texas Tech: Sailor 12, Hawkins 9, Aycock 7 1/2, Curtis 7 1/2, Flugence 6
Iowa: Sanders 10, Steen 7, Meyer 7, Sapp 6, Barr 6.

2003 Orange Bowl

Southern California – – 38
Iowa – – 17

Southern Cal’s big second half lifted the Trojans past Iowa, 38-17 in the 2003 FedEx Orange Bowl. Iowa, which saw its nine-game winning streak come to an end, completed the season with an 11-2 overall record and an eighth place ranking in the final polls.Hawkeye C.J. Jones opened the game by returning the kickoff an Orange Bowl record 100 yards, giving Iowa an early 7-0 lead. The Trojans quickly answered with a four-play, 79-yard drive that ended with a Justin Fargas four-yard run.Iowa and USC each added 35-yard field goals before the half. Iowa had an opportunity to take the lead, but a seven-play, 41-yard drive stalled on the USC one-yard line as the half ended and USC blocked an Iowa field goal attempt in the final play of the half.USC controlled the second half by scoring touchdowns on its first three possessions. USC’s defense stifled the Hawkeyes.Heisman Trophy winning QB Carson Palmer led USC by completing 21 of 31 passes for 303 yards and one touchdown. He was named the Orange Bowl MVP. Fargas became only the second Hawkeye opponent to eclipse 100 rushing yards as he gained 122 in 20 attempts. His rushing numbers included a 50-yard scoring scamper that marked the longest run against the Iowa defense all season.QB Brad Banks completed 15-36 passes for 204 yards and one touchdown. Banks threw 103 consecutive passes without an interception before USC’s Jason Leach picked one off in the fourth quarter. Banks also rushed eight times for 36 yards. His 423 rushing yards is an Iowa record for quarterbacks in a season.WR Maurice Brown and TE Dallas Clark led the Iowa receivers. Brown had six receptions for 63 yards and a touchdown, while Clark tallied four receptions for 97 yards. Brown’s 18-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter broke the school record for TD receptions in a season. The previous mark (10) was set by Quinn Early in 1987.Jones ran back four kickoffs for 169 yards, which is an Orange Bowl record and an Iowa bowl game record for return yards.Defensive backs Bob Sanders and Derek Pagel led Iowa’s defensive unit recording 13 and 10 tackles, respectively. The Iowa defense sacked Palmer four times, which included DE Matt Roth’s team-leading 11th sack in the second quarter.

IA – – Jones 100 kickoff return (Kaeding kick)
USC – – Fargas 4 run (Killeen kick)
IA – – Kaeding 35 field goal
USC – – Killeen 35 field goal
USC – – Williams 18 pass from Palmer (Killeen kick)
USC – – Fargas 50 run (Killeen kick)
USC – – McCullough 5 run (Killeen kick)
USC – – Byrd 6 run (Killeen kick)
IA – – Brown 18 pass from Banks (Kaeding kick)


Iowa: Russell 9-45, Banks 8-36
USC: Fargas 20-122, McCullough 12-76

Iowa: Banks 36-15-1-204
USC: Palmer 31-21-0-303

Iowa: Clark 4-97, Brown 6-63
USC: Williams 6-99, Colbert 6-81

Iowa: Sanders 13, Pagel 10, Worthy 7, Cole 7
USC: Pollard 6, Grootegoed 6, Allmond 5

2004 Outback Bowl

Iowa – – 37
Florida – – 17

After falling behind 7-0 in the first quarter, Iowa scored 27 unanswered points en route to a 37-17 triumph over No. 17 Florida in the 2004 Outback Bowl. The victory was Iowa’s first over the Gators and its first January bowl win since the 1959 Rose Bowl.After allowing an early Florida touchdown, Iowa scored on three of its next four possessions to end the half.WR Maurice Brown caught a three-yard touchdown pass from QB Nathan Chandler to even the game at 7-7 late in the first quarter. PK Nate Kaeding converted a 47-yard field goal to give Iowa the lead, and the Hawkeyes followed with a Chandler five-yard scoring run. A 32-yard Kaeding field goal gave Iowa a 20-7 halftime lead.Iowa maintained momentum in the second half after holding Florida to a three-and-out on its first possession. Matt Melloy blocked the Florida punt and also recovered it in the end zone for a touchdown. It marked the first time in Iowa bowl history that a Hawkeye player both blocked and recovered a punt for a touchdown.The Gators added a field goal on their next possession, but two possessions later Iowa RB Fred Russell, who was named Outback Bowl MVP, scampered 34 yards for a touchdown to give Iowa a commanding 34-10 advantage. Kaeding added a 38-yard field goal to end Iowa’s scoring.Russell finished with 204 all-purpose yards. He carried the ball 21 times for 150 yards and one touchdown and returned three kickoffs for 54 yards. Chandler completed 13-25 passes for 170 yards, one passing touchdown, one rushing score and no interceptions. Brown caught six passes for 96 yards and one score.Defensively, Iowa held the Gators to an Outback Bowl record-low 57 rushing yards, marking the eighth time in 2003 that the Hawkeyes held their opponents to 75 yards or less on the ground. DB Sean Considine collected a game-high nine tackles (three solo, six assists). LB Abdul Hodge registered eight stops (three solo, five assists). DT Tyler Luebke, DE Matt Roth and DE Howard Hodges each recorded one sack on Florida QB Chris Leak.

UF – – Kight 70 pass from Leak (Leach kick)
IA – – Brown 3 pass from Chandler (Kaeding kick)
IA – – Kaeding 47 field goal
IA – – Chandler 5 run (Kaeding kick)
IA – – Kaeding 32 field goal
IA – – Melloy 0 blocked punt return (Kaeding kick)
UF – – Leach 48 field goal
IA – – Russell 34 run (Kaeding kick)
IA – – Kaeding 38 field goal
UF – – Baker 25 pass from Leak (Leach kick)

Iowa: Russell 21-150, Lewis 12-45
Florida: Carthon 10-44, Fason 4-23

Iowa: Chandler 25-13-0-170
Florida: Leak 41-22-1-268

Iowa: Brown 6-96, Hinkel 3-44
Florida: Perez 7-70, Small 3-37

Iowa: Considine 9, Hodge 8
Florida: Crowder 8, Thomas 7, Bailey 7

2005 Capital One Bowl

Iowa – – 30
Louisiana State – – 25

Fifth-year senior Warren Holloway caught an improbable 56-yard game-winning touchdown pass from QB Drew Tate as time expired to lift Iowa to a thrilling 30-25 triumph over 11th-ranked LSU in the 2005 Capital One Bowl. The 56-yard bomb on the final play was arguably the best finish in bowl history. The reception was Holloway’s first career touchdown.Iowa grabbed an early 7-0 lead when Tate connected with WR Clinton Solomon on a 57-yard score on its first possession. The 57-yarder tied Iowa’s longest touchdown reception in a bowl game (Dave Moritz from Chuck Long in the 1982 Peach Bowl). LSU cut the Hawkeye lead to 7-6 on a pair of field goals midway through the second quarter. Iowa extended its lead to 14-6 when Miguel Merrick blocked a punt and Sean Considine returned the ball seven yards for a touchdown. The Tigers answered on their next possession with a 74-yard touchdown run, but failed to convert the extra point.PK Kyle Schlicher scored the only points of the third quarter on a 19-yard field goal to stretch Iowa’s lead to 17-12. RB Marques Simmons scored on a four-yard run with 12:48 remaining to give the Hawkeyes a 24-12 advantage. LSU rallied with a pair of touchdown passes to WR Skyler Green (22 and three yards) as the Tigers took their first lead of the game, 25-24, with 46 seconds left.Tate drove the Hawkeyes to the 44-yard line before throwing the pass to Holloway as the final seconds clicked off the clock. The victory gave Iowa its 10th win of the season, marking the third consecutive season the Hawkeyes have collected 10 wins or more. Tate was named the Capital One Bowl MVP, while DL Jonathan Babineaux was recognized as Iowa’s Defensive MVP. Tate completed 20-32 passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns. The scoring passes of 56 and 57 yards marked the first time an Iowa quarterback has tossed two touchdowns over 50 yards in a bowl game.WR Ed Hinkel caught a career and game-high 10 passes for 93 yards, one reception shy of an Iowa bowl record. Solomon caught four passes for 81 yards and one score, while Holloway caught four passes for 72 yards and one touchdown.Defensively, Iowa recorded 10 tackles for loss, including five sacks. LB Abdul Hodge racked up a game-high 15 tackles (10 solo), including 2.5 sacks. LB Chad Greenway tallied nine tackles (seven solo), including one for loss. Babineaux registered seven tackles (five solo), including 4.5 for loss and 2.5 sacks. Additionally, the Hawkeyes’ special teams blocked two punts, including returning one for a touchdown.Iowa finished the season ranked eighth for the third consecutive year. The Hawkeyes finished in the top 10 three straight seasons for only the second time ever (1956-58).

IA – – Solomon 57 pass from Tate (Schlicher kick)
LSU – – Jackson 29 field goal
LSU – – Jackson 47 field goal
IA – – Considine 7 blocked punt return (Schlicher kick)
LSU – – Broussard 74 run (Jackson kick failed)
IA – – Schlicher 19 field goal
IA – – Simmons 4 run (Schlicher kick)
LSU – – Green 22 pass from Russel (Jackson kick)
LSU – – Green 3 pass from Russel (Russel pass failed)
IA – – Holloway 56 pass from Tate (no PAT attempted)


IOWA: Simmons 13-35, Mickens 5-14
LSU: Broussard 13-109, Addai 11-27

IOWA: Tate 20-32-2-287
LSU: Russel 12-15-0-128, Randall 10-15-1-89, Flynn 1-4-0-11

IOWA: Hinkel 10-93, Solomon 4-81
LSU: Bowe 8-122, Green 6-59

IOWA: Hodge 15, Greenway 9
LSU: Daniels 7, Turner 7

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