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By DARREN MILLER
IOWA CITY, Iowa — For the second year in a row and ninth time in school history, the University of Iowa football team will compete in a bowl game in the state of Florida.
The Hawkeyes — who are 4-4 in Florida bowl games — will take on Tennessee from the Southeastern Conference in the TaxSlayer Bowl on Friday, Jan. 2, in EverBank Field (capacity 77,000) in Jacksonville, Florida. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:20 p.m. (CT).
Iowa played in the bowl in 1983 when it was known as the Gator Bowl, losing to Florida, 14-6, with kickoff temperature listed at 34 degrees Fahrenheit.
Iowa (7-5 overall), finished fourth in the Big Ten Conference West Division with a record of 4-4. Tennessee (6-6), which tied for fourth in the SEC East Division with a record of 3-5, had league wins against South Carolina, Kentucky, and Vanderbilt.
Iowa is 1-1 all-time against the Volunteers, winning, 28-22, in the 1982 Freedom Bowl in Anaheim, California, and losing, 23-22, in the 1987 Kickoff Classic in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Iowa was defeated by Louisiana State University, 21-14, in the 2014 Outback Bowl in Orlando. Nebraska defeated Georgia, 24-19, in the 2014 TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl.
University of Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz has taken the Hawkeyes to 12 bowl games in last 14 seasons. Iowa is 6-5 in postseason games under Ferentz.
To visit the TaxSlayer Bowl web site, click HERE.
To read a release with information on how to purchase tickets, click HERE.
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA BOWL GAMES IN FLORIDA
|2010||Orange||Georgia Tech||W, 24-14|
|2009||Outback||South Carolina||W, 31-10|
|2005||Capital One||LSU||W, 30-25|
|2003||Orange||Southern California||L, 38-17|